In many ways, young Latter-day Saints in North Platte, Nebraska, live like their counterparts in Fairbanks, London, or San Jose. They attend seminary and go to MIA, Sunday School, and sacrament meetings. And yet in other ways they have a refreshing and different life-style.
Their town is alive with history and pioneer lore. The Oregon and Mormon pioneer trails passed through this town. Buffalo Bill lived here, and North Platte was an early railway center.
Because there are not too many young Latter-day Saints in North Platte, what few there are seem to want to be with others who share the same values and feelings about life. Their idea of having fun is to get together and go on a hayride, visit a historical site, or have an early morning testimony meeting rather than patronize the local movies and drive-in restaurants.