About

North Omaha is a community located in Omaha, Nebraska. For the purpose of this website, I define North Omaha by the boundaries I knew growing up: From Dodge Street on the south to 72nd on the west, the Missouri River on the east and Ponca Hills on the north.

Map of North Omaha, Nebraska
East of North 72nd and north of Dodge Street, North Omaha includes all of the northeast corner of Omaha.

This Website

This website is meant to explore the history of the community where I grew up. I am not a professional historian, and don’t have all the access I need in order to tell every single story as deeply as I’d like to. On this website I explore topics that intrigue me, that I love, and that I want to learn more about.

I wanted to change that for young people in North Omaha today. Luckily, there is more interest than I’ve seen in three decades coming out in the community today. While a lot of it is focused on gentrification and a glorified vision of the way things used to be, some interest is focused on preserving the community’s history while moving forward into a positive, powerful future for today’s North Omahans. I support that work.

Use the comments on each article to share your thoughts. Feel free to reach out and share your stories, ideas, and info with me by emailing me.

Sources and Permissions

All written content on this website is copyright 2009-2019 by Adam Fletcher. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint, share and otherwise distribute the written content of this website is granted only for nonprofit educational purpose. For information and clearance contact me.

All visual material used herein is used in good faith and provided on the internet for nonprofit educational usage only. No permission is granted to reuse any image included herein by Adam Fletcher. All copyrights belong to their owners. Images included here are for used for personal, nonprofit educational purposes only. Information regarding re-use, copying, and otherwise redistributing the images can be found at the following URLs.

 

Thanks

I want to extend a special thanks to the people and organizations that have made this website possible, and to those who assist me with it in countless ways. Some of them include…

  • My family, including Robert and Charlette, Ian, Anne and Elva.
  • The former Pearl Memorial United Methodist Church congregation, including David Porter, Margaret Gilmore and others.
  • My mentors in the former Umoja District of Mid America Boy Scout Council, especially Von Trimble, Charlie Goff, Bill Bolte, John Stokke, and Chuck Livengood.
  • The 1992 Urban League Youth Leadership Program.
  • My history teachers Jeff Koneck at Miller Park and Mark Schulze at North High.
  • Guest writers including Karen Clopton, Michele Wyman, Jody Lovallo, Ryan Roenfeld and Patrick Wyman; and guest contributors including Micah Evans and Michaela Armetta.