- a river flowing E from the junction of the North and South Platte rivers in central Nebraska to the Missouri River S of Omaha. 310 miles (500 km) long.
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The morning of the 24th we reached the Loup fork of the Platte.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
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The Pawnees at this time occupied the country around the Platte River.The Trail Book
She rests in an unknown and unmarked grave in the Platte valley.
We were on the trail along the north side of the Platte River.
Months before she had been buried in the sands of the Platte valley.
- a river system of the central US, formed by the confluence of the North Platte and South Platte at North Platte, Nebraska: flows generally east to the Missouri River. Length: 499 km (310 miles)
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