North Omaha has been home to all kinds of people. Some were entrepreneurs, some were devoutly religious, and every now … More
This is a biography of Josiah Waddle (1849-1939), a longtime bandleader and music teacher in North Omaha, Nebraska.
This is a history of the Manderson Inn, which stood at North 16th and Manderson Streets for over 50 years.
Fancy homes used to line certain streets throughout North Omaha, and one of those was Wirt Street. Business leaders, influential … More
Ollie Jackson was pinned with being a notorious criminal in the hire of Tom Dennison. This is his biography.
There have been many African American leaders in Omaha throughout the city’s history. Some were politicians, others were businessmen; many … More
This is a story of Pvt. Anderson Bell (1838-1903) of North Omaha, a Black soldier in the Civil War.
A founder of Omaha’s first African American post of the American Legion, Dr. W.W. Peebles DDS kept a 50+ year dental practice in Omaha.
This is a history of charity burials of the unidentified and impoverished at Potter Field in North Omaha.
MY list of 75 places in North Omaha that are over 117 years old, give or take a few places.
Omaha has always been a good place to die. Starting in the 1840s when the first trails were cut through the area, people were laid to rest all across the city. With cemeteries scattered across North Omaha, it made sense for a stonecutter to make his work in the community.
Tucked away in North Omaha is a historic neighborhood that gets little attention. However, the people who’ve lived there have vibrant memories and meaningful stories that lasted a lifetime. The Central Park neighborhood extends from North 33rd to North 48th Streets, from Ames Avenue to Sorenson Parkway. Located west of the town of Saratoga, it was never an incorporated town like its neighbors in Irvington or Benson. A lot of the oral histories of the area talked about it being a rural community, surrounded by farms and fields, orchards and more. Rising from cornfields and hills, the Central Park neighborhood has a long history starting in the 1880s. Here are details I could find about the neighborhood.
Did you know that North Omaha has at least eight historic cemeteries? Serving religious and ethnic populations as well as the general public, these are the final resting places of thousands of people from the 1840s through today.
Cornelia “Granny” Weatherford (1832-1940) was the longest resident of the North Omaha, Nebraska neighborhood starting at the end of Nicholas Street that was called Squatter’s Row.
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.
There are places in Omaha where ghosts, legends and history come alive. With mysterious burial sites, whispy hauntings and grand memorial trees, the pioneer graveyard called Prospect Hill Cemetery may be the most haunted of all. Read on to learn more…