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    Northport, Nebraska

    From: Oregon Trail: The Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, By Federal Writers’ Project, c. 1939, p. 166

    "NORTHPORT, 91.8 m. (3,688 alt., 150), opposite Bridgeport, was so named because of its position.

    At 94m. is the SITE OF CAMP CLARKE, as well as the SITE OF THE CAMP CLARKE BRIDGE. In 1876 the first wagon bridge across the North Platte River was built here by Henry T. Clarke of Omaha, to accommodate stages traveling between Sidney and the Black Hills. For a time soldiers guarded both ends of the bridge; a toll of $1 for a team, 50 cents for a person, was charged. The bridge was used until 1900.

    At the south end of the bridge were a post office, store, saloon, stage barn, and other buildings destroyed by a prairie fire in 1910."

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    Taz

    Mar 2009
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    Re: Northport, Nebraska

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuberale
    From: Oregon Trail: The Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, By Federal Writers’ Project, c. 1939, p. 166

    "NORTHPORT, 91.8 m. (3,688 alt., 150), opposite Bridgeport, was so named because of its position.

    At 94m. is the SITE OF CAMP CLARKE, as well as the SITE OF THE CAMP CLARKE BRIDGE. In 1876 the first wagon bridge across the North Platte River was built here by Henry T. Clarke of Omaha, to accommodate stages traveling between Sidney and the Black Hills. For a time soldiers guarded both ends of the bridge; a toll of $1 for a team, 50 cents for a person, was charged. The bridge was used until 1900.

    At the south end of the bridge were a post office, store, saloon, stage barn, and other buildings destroyed by a prairie fire in 1910."
    Info comes from the book i have Nebraska Place Names dated 1960..I love Garage Sales lol

    Bridgeport - County Seat of Morrill County. Name came from the Bridge that was on the North Platte River Erected by H.T.Clark who was from Omaha,NE. Was built to facillate stage traffic from Sidney,NE to the Black Hills,SD. The town was located near the bridge site..

    Somewhere is that Pot O Gold with my name on it....And by God im gonna Find It !!!

 

 

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