I'm not sure this is what the Donald has in mind but…

…yes, America was great—in at least one time and at least one place, and that place was North Platte, Nebraska. The story of it is in a book by Bob Greene called Once Upon a Town, now on our work avoidance reading list.

About eight years after the end of WWII I was on a train full of Boy Scouts headed from Chicago to Santa Anna, CA, and the train made a stop in North Platte and the folks there reenacted their North Platte Canteen for us. I still remember it, even though at the time I had no idea what a big deal that really was. This book tells the story.

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