Nebraska’s Major Cities Looked So Different In The 1940s. North Platte Especially.

Every place changes over the decades, and Nebraska has gone through some extreme changes. Our cities in particular have experienced change in so many ways. Lots of them have gotten smaller as their residents migrated, but some have grown steadily. These photos from the 1940s (and a few from slightly before or after the 1940s) show just what our cities looked like many decades ago.

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Of course, in Nebraska our definition of a “major city” differs from other states, but these are some of the cities that now have the largest populations. If you love these city pictures, take a look at these vintage pictures of rural Nebraska farms as well.