Definition of North platte
1. Noun. A river that rises in northern Colorado and flows northward into Wyoming and then eastward and southeastward through Nebraska where it joins the South Platte to form the Platte River.
Group relationships: Centennial State, Co, Colorado, Cornhusker State, Ne, Nebraska, Equality State, Wy, Wyoming
Generic synonyms: River
2. Noun. A town in west central Nebraska on the Platte River.
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Literary usage of North platte
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1. The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days by Andy Adams (1903)
"... CHAPTER XVm THE north platte IT was now July. We had taken on new supplies at Ogalalla, and a week afterwards the herd was ..."
2. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1877)
"The northern branch of these mountains is called north platte River Mountains, ... The length of crest of the north platte River Mountains is 20 miles. ..."
3. Irrigation Practice and Engineering by Bernard Alfred Etcheverry (1916)
"north platte Project Diversion Works (north platte River, ... General plan of diversion dam on north platte River and head- works for Interstate Canal. ..."
4. Reclaiming the Arid West: The Story of the United States Reclamation Service by George Wharton James (1917)
"First, the intrepid hunter and trapper blazed the way, and later the fur-trading companies pushed into the north platte Valley, and, in 1834, established a ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Including the north platte it is about ooo m. long from its headwaters, ... The Platte proper is formed by the junction of the north platte and the South ..."
6. Ventures and Adventures of Ezra Meeker: Or, Sixty Years of Frontier Life by Ezra Meeker (1908)
"Our next camp brought us to the north platte River, fifteen miles above the town of Casper. I quote from my journal: "Camp No. 89, north platte River, ..."