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Brady Island Depot

 
 
Brady Island Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 4, 2021
1. Brady Island Depot Marker
Inscription.  
After the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, settlers began to establish farms and ranches all around the railroad line and they needed access to the railroad to ship their crops and cattle to market and travel to neighboring towns and cities. So in 1885 the Union Pacific built this depot at Brady Island (now known as Brady) to serve that community's needs.

When You Go Inside The Depot:
At the window, between the two rooms, you would have purchased your train ticket and waited for the train. The adjacent room was the depot agent's office. The east room was used for storing in-coming and out-going freight. The authentic tools hanging on the walls were used by early railroad employees.

There are few records of the depot's operations and the only agent recorded at the Brady Island Depot was Harry Dart. However, unofficially we know that a Mr. Frederick "Carl" Farley was agent for Union Pacific at Brady from 1938 until he retired at age 65 in 1966. Because U.P. was unable to fill the telegrapher position during World War II, Carl worked both jobs as agent and telegrapher during the day,
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and his wife, Irma, worked as a night telegrapher from midnight to 8:00 AM so he could rest. (Prior information provided by Barbara Farley Beerman.)

Mr. Jim Connelly donated the depot to the museum in 1976.
Donor Number 1998-30

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 41° 9.642′ N, 100° 47.412′ W. Marker is in North Platte, Nebraska, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from North Buffalo Bill Avenue, 0.8 miles north of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north. Marker and depot are located on the Lincoln County Historical Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2403 North Buffalo Bill Avenue, North Platte NE 69101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Pacific Depot (here, next to this marker); U. P. Caboose #25486 (a few steps from this marker); Pawnee Indian Garden (a few steps from this marker); Jeffers Family Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Ericsson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store
Brady Island Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 4, 2021
2. Brady Island Depot Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ox Yokes (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Platte.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Lincoln County Historical Museum
 
Also see . . .  Brady, Nebraska. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 14, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Brady Island Depot (<i>west elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 4, 2021
3. Brady Island Depot (west elevation)
Brady Island Depot (<i>waiting room</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 4, 2021
4. Brady Island Depot (waiting room)
Brady Island Depot (<i>front/south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 4, 2021
5. Brady Island Depot (front/south elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2024. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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