The North Platte Canteen is commemorated at the Lincoln County Historical Museum. The World War II canteen met every train and fed the service men and women who passed through the depot – about 6 million in all. The museum also features a village of historic buildings, including a Pony Express station and the old Fort McPherson headquarters.
For more information about North Platte, contact the North Platte/Lincoln County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-955-4528 or visit www.visitnorthplatte.com.
Listen and Discover more about Lincoln County Historical Museum
Find out about the history and adventure at the Lincoln County Historical Museum in western Nebraska. Listen to NPR’s Tom Wilmer as he shares segments of his show “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer," in cooperation with Nebraska Tourism Commission and Geiger and Associates.