Before Gottlieb Storz, a few other entrepreneurs tried their hand at brewing beer in North Omaha. Afterwards though, Storz dominated.…
A History of Grave Robbing in North Omaha
It costs money to be a respectful, successful cemetery. They actually have to conduct a regular and brisk business in…
A History of Ghost Stories in North Omaha
This is my collection of ghost stories from North Omaha.
A History of Ghosts at Fort Omaha
Fort Omaha was opened in 1878. Home to thousands of US Army troops over a century of service, many people…
North Omaha History on Q98.5
In the month of October 2015, I was invited to participate in Q98’s After Dark Halloween special with JT and…
A History of the Tunnels Beneath Immanuel Hospital
More than just an expedient way to move water, gas and electricity around their massive campus, there were once tunnels…
A History of Missing Cemeteries in North Omaha
Prospect Hill Cemetery was not Omaha’s first cemetery. This article explores that, and shares information about the city’s actual first cemeteries, including a few others lost to time.
A History of the Woman in White in North Omaha
“Where are my children? Are they buried in that tomb?” H. P. Stanwood was an early and popular sculptor and…
A History of the Story of Carter Lake’s Burning Lady
A ghost story from the history of North Omaha that happened at present-day Carter Lake Park.
A History of North Omaha’s Hummel Park
The Ponca Hills are packed with real history and some mysteries. Unfortunately, one of the most enigmatic stories in the…
A History of the Execution of Cyrus Tator in North Omaha
Since before the Nebraska Territory was founded in 1854, executions including lynchings, shootings and hangings happened in Omaha. The Omaha…
A Timeline of Racism in Omaha
Race and racism has dominated Omaha has history of movement, organizing and activism for civil rights for African Americans and others that goes almost back to the founding of the city. Following is a timeline of race and racism in North Omaha.
History of the Omaha Colored Commercial Club
Omaha’s Colored Commercial Club was an business referral, employment agency, and community building org for almost a decade. This is it’s history…
A History of North Omaha’s Binney Street
North Omaha’s historic Binney Street is packed with historical houses, churches and more from 125+ years ago in Nebraska history.
A History of North Omaha’s McCreary Mansion
In the 1870s, businessman John McCreary built a fine Italianate mansion in present-day North Omaha. Here’s a history.
A History of the J. J. Brown Mansion in North Omaha
The J. J. Brown Mansion belonged to one of Omaha’s early industrialists, and became one of Omaha’s first hospitals. Discover it’s story…
A History of the A.J. Poppleton Mansion in North Omaha
This is the story of A. J. Poppleton’s North Omaha estate called Elizabeth Place.
A History of the Redick Mansion in North Omaha
The most famous mansion built in North Omaha is probably the Mayne Mansion, also known as the Redick Mansion. Clifton E. Mayne was a pioneer real estate investor and salesman in the city. In the 1870s, a farmer built a little house along Saunders Street leading north out of Omaha. He sold ten acres and his little farmhouse to Mayne in 1885.
A History of the Near North Side Neighborhood in North Omaha
As far as I’m concerned, the history of Omaha’s Near North Side neighborhood is the richest in all of Omaha. It has been home to working class families, poor people, and the wealthy; northern Europeans, African Americans, and eastern Europeans; Lutherans and Catholics, Jews and Black Muslims; slums, family homes, and mansions; looked like a pioneer town, had country gentleman farms, been a suburb, and had slums; professional offices, warehouses, manufacturing plants, local storefronts, printing presses, training centers, supermarkets and pop-up shops; giant churches and synagogues, and tiny storefront temples and more. So much has happened here, and clearly its story is still being written…
A History of North Omaha’s Jewish Community
The Jewish people in North Omaha were tied together with the establishment and growth of the community for a century…
A History of the 1899 Greater America Exposition in North Omaha
This is a history of the 1899 Greater America Exposition in North Omaha.
A History of Fort Omaha
Nestled between the Miller Park neighborhood and Sorenson Parkway is a 150+ year old institution that’s been a powerhouse, a…
History of the River Drive in Omaha
Imagine a smooth, easy drive on a Saturday afternoon in the fall all of it weaving along nineteen miles of…
A History of the Omaha Presbyterian Theological Seminary in North Omaha
The Presbyterians were one of the congregations that grew along with Omaha. Arriving soon after the city’s founders, the first Presbyterian church in Omaha was opened in 1856. Over the next 25 years, more than 100 Presbyterian churches were founded in towns and cities across Nebraska. Their buildings became institutions for the faithful, for their communities and for the culture of the state. One institution made leaders for these flocks for more than 50 years.
A History of the Viking Ship in North Omaha
Suburbs need social clubs, and social clubs need swingin’ good fun! North Omaha’s Viking Ship was that place for more…