Business & Finance: Plattsmouth

Where the shallow, sandy River Platte debouches into the muddy Missouri is Plattsmouth, a neat little Nebraska town of 3,800 population, 21 mi. south of Omaha. Business used to be good in Plattsmouth. Cass County farmers were near enough to the city to diversify and the Burlington Railroad shops always took care of 400 or 500 men. Then for economy the Burlington began to consolidate the shops with its bigger ones in Lincoln. Some of the men followed the shops. Families doubled up and merchants cut down. Depression settled over Plattsmouth like...

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