This is a history of North Omaha’s Golden Hill Cemetery established in 1888.
These are the places people are buried around North Omaha. There are at least a dozen cemeteries in the community.
A History of Forest Lawn
This is a history of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in North Omaha, Nebraska.
A Biography of Perfect Peace
North Omaha has been home to all kinds of people. Some were entrepreneurs, some were devoutly religious, and every now … More
A Biography of Josiah Waddle
This is a biography of Josiah Waddle (1849-1939), a longtime bandleader and music teacher in North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of the Manderson Inn
This is a history of the Manderson Inn, which stood at North 16th and Manderson Streets for over 50 years.
A History of the George F. Shepard House
Fancy homes used to line certain streets throughout North Omaha, and one of those was Wirt Street. Business leaders, influential … More
A Biography of North Omaha’s Ollie William Jackson
Ollie Jackson was pinned with being a notorious criminal in the hire of Tom Dennison. This is his biography.
A Biography of Joseph Carr
There have been many African American leaders in Omaha throughout the city’s history. Some were politicians, others were businessmen; many … More
Biography of Anderson Bell
This is a story of Pvt. Anderson Bell (1838-1903) of North Omaha, a Black soldier in the Civil War.
Biography of Dr. William W. Peebles
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.
A History of the Potter’s Field in North Omaha
This is a history of charity burials of the unidentified and impoverished at Potter Field in North Omaha.
The Oldest Places in North Omaha
MY list of 75 places in North Omaha that are over 117 years old, give or take a few places.
A History of North Omaha’s J. F. Bloom and Company
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.
A History of the Central Park Neighborhood in North Omaha
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.
A History of Cemeteries in North Omaha
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.
A Biography of North Omaha’s Granny Weatherford
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.
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 North Omaha’s Prospect Hill Cemetery
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…