Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fort Cody, North Platte, Nebraska

North Platte, Nebraska, is best known for Union Pacific's giant Bailey Yard, but is it also the hometown of Buffalo Bill.  Inspired by that, the Fort Cody Trading Post opened in 1963 and has been in continual operation since. The first Fort Cody (pictured about the time it opened) was on US Highway 30 at the western end of North Platte. The second and present Fort Cody was built to coincide with the opening of Interstate 80 in 1968 and has remained at this location since.

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