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History of the Omaha Casket Company

A tornado and a fire couldn’t stop the Omaha Casket Company, which made boxes for the dead in North Omaha from 1892 to 1939.

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A History of Monmouth Park Neighborhood in North Omaha

One neighborhood in North Omaha had a hospital, a half-dozen churches and businesses galore, and a long history. Then it all seemed to disappear. This is a history of the Monmouth Park neighborhood.

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A History of the Ames Plaza, North Omaha’s Shopping Center

This is a history of the Ames Plaza, opened in 1960 at North 56th and Ames Avenue in then-Northwest Omaha.

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A History of the North Star Theater aka the Ames Theatre in North Omaha

This is a history of the North Star Theater, the Ames Theatre and the building standing today at N. 25th and Ames Avenue in North Omaha.

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A History of the Omaha Motor Car Company in North Omaha

When the automobile industry was just getting started, every major city in the United States had at least one manufacturer. In Omaha, there were several including the Ottomobile, Ford trucks, and the Omaha Car, which lasted for just over a year between 1912 and 1913. This is a history of the Omaha Motor Car Company […]

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A History of the Saratoga Fire Station

This is a history of the Saratoga fire station at N. 22nd and Ames Avenue from the 1890s through the 1970s.

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A History of Saratoga School

This is a history of Saratoga School at N. 25th and Meredith Ave in North Omaha.