Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


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GovDoc: G1000 H023 -1974; LC: F672.P6


A mile wide, an inch deep; the Platte has never been first choice for navigation. It has offered a broad, flat valley that's rich in plant and animal life. A path to the never - never land of the West, the river is now a westward trail studded with many little lakes and myriad wildlife species. From fur trappers in bull boats to vacationers on the bustling interstate, its cool waters have supported generations of seekers after the many wonders nature offers them.