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New Nebraska Monuments: An Interview with the mayors of North Platte  and Kearney

New Nebraska Monuments
An Interview with Mayor Jim Whitaker of North Platte
and Mayor Pete Kotsiopulos of Kearney

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This week, Hal Cannon hits The Open Road to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. You may know that the last spike was driven at Promontory Point, Utah, forever linking our nation. But you might not know about the driving of an even bigger spike just a couple states away in Nebraska. The town of North Platte will soon be the home of a 15-story Golden Spike. And 100 miles away in Kearney, Nebraska, they're building their own massive structure: the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, a bridge that will rise hundreds of feet above the interstate. From what we gather, when these monuments are built, they'll be competing for tourists who would usually speed by on I-80 without even noticing these towns. Listen in to Mayor Jim Whitaker of North Platte and Mayor Pete Kotsiopulos of Kearney.


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