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Platte City

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Platte City is a city in Platte County, Missouri, along the Little Platte River. The population was 4,691 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Platte County.HistoryPlatte City was founded by Zadock "Zed" Martin and was incorporated as a city in September 1843.On December 16, 1861, Colonel W. James Morgan's Union Squad razed Platte City, including the courthouse.The Platte County Fair held annually just outside Platte City began in 1863 and is the oldest continuously operating fair west of the Mississippi River.On April 3, 1882, Jesse James planned a robbery of the Platte City bank, but it was never carried out due to his assassination by Robert Ford on the morning of the raid.On July 19, 1933 Bonnie & Clyde were ambushed by, and engaged in, a shootout with local authorities just south of Platte City at the Red Crown Tourist Court.The Frederick Krause Mansion and Platte County Courthouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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