Letter to the Editor

What happened to old Air Base barracks?

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Dear Editor,

I would like to know more about the selling of barracks after the 1945 closing of the base in McCook (Walt Sehnert column http://bit.ly/2Xb4Blo)

I was born in North Platte and have vivid memories of being with my parents, sister and brother at the base. My parents had bought a barracks and were tearing it down.

My uncles and dad made a trailer to haul the lumber, windows, bathroom fixtures, etc to North Platte.We kids had jobs, my job was to pick up the nails. I remember most of our new house being built by my parents with materials from the barracks. It is located at 1022 West E st. We moved into the basement in time for the blizzard of '49.

I would really like to have more information on the process of selling off of the base. Are there photos available of the barracks? Have people talked about using the different buildings and furnishings from the base? Are there stories about this?

I enjoyed your article which brought up old memories.

Thank You

Mardel Cederburg Esping


North Platte, Neb.

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  • I believe one of the bldgs was purchased by the Trenton Schools and moved to that location. It had a music room, shop, and 7th and 8th grade classes there. Others may have additional memories of this building.

    -- Posted by mstriegel on Tue, May 28, 2019, at 2:20 PM
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