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Once Upon a Town

Bob Greene discussed his book Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen. The book recounts the story of North Platte,… read more

Bob Greene discussed his book Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen. The book recounts the story of North Platte, Nebraska, during World War II. In 1941, a North Platte resident wrote a letter to the local newspaper suggesting that the railroad depot be converted into the North Platte Canteen -- a place where homesick soldiers could enjoy coffee, home-cooked food and friendly conversation during the ten minute stopover of the troop trains. From Christmas Day 1941 to the end of World War II, the community of 12,000 people provided this service to more than six million GIs. The book is based on interviews with residents of North Platte, Nebraska, and soldiers who passed through the town. After his presentation, Mr. Green answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Once Upon a Town

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Program ID:
170817-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Evanston, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jul 14, 2002 | 11:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 17, 2011 | 1:01am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jul 14, 2002 | 11:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 14, 2002 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 2002 | 10:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 18, 2002 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 15, 2011 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 16, 2011 | 5:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2011 | 1:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
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