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Platt rolls on to 100th year


Photos courtesy of Mayvon Platt

A young Ralph Platt shows off prized antlers from one of his hunted deer.

Ralph Ezra Platt, son, grandson and great-grandson of Platte Valley pioneers, will celebrate his 100th birthday with a special congratulatory party this weekend.

The party takes place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Saratoga Senior Center. Ralph was actually born Sept. 13, but the party was moved to the 14th to accommodate family and friends, who are invited to come share refreshments with Ralph and reminisce with him about the events experienced during his century of life.

The first Platte in the Valley was William, Ralph’s great uncle who came sometime in 1884 or early 1885. He soon...

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