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- n. a town in west central Nebraska on the Platte River
- n. a river that rises in northern Colorado and flows northward into Wyoming and then eastward and southeastward through Nebraska where it joins the South Platte to form the Platte River
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At last, on the morning of the 12th of January, 1872, the Grand Duke and party arrived at North Platte by special train; in charge of a Mr. Francis Thompson.
From this point the North Platte was followed, passing Court House Rock, Chimney Bock and Scott's Bluffs, and then on to Fort Laramie, where the Laramie River was crossed.
The day before the Professor arrived at the fort, I had been out hunting on the north side of the North Platte River, near Pawnee Springs, with several companions, when we were suddenly attacked by Indians, who wounded one of our number, John Weister.