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A History of North Omaha’s Fort Street Grocery Store

When I grew up in the Miller Park neighborhood during the 1980s and 90s, there were only memories and rumors of what used to be. There were ghosts of busy shopping districts, a thriving school, beautiful churches and streetcars haunted the neighborhood. Some memories were so enticing that they made me imagine what was. One […]

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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 Forgot Store

A grocery store at the end of the road for the forgetful became a bar, and now stands tall in Ponca Hills. Learn about the history of the Forgot Store.

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A History of King Solomon’s Mines in North Omaha

This is a history of King Solomon’s Mines, a nightclub open at 2425 Ames Avenue in North Omaha from 1970-1972.

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A History of Grocery Stores in North Omaha

This is a history of how people get food in a North Omaha, Nebraska.

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A History of the Omaha Market House

This is a history of a controversial, then popular, then forgotten idea in Omaha called the Market House.