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A History of the Ponca Road

This is a history of North Omaha’s Ponca Road, providing an important lifeline in the Ponca Hills for more than a century!

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20th century African Americans Black organizations civic infrastructure historic preservation Lost history Near North Side Organizations Segregation society

A History of the Negro Women’s Christian Association of Omaha

A social force, culture builder, educational center and powerful advocacy base, the Negro YWCA was vital to African Americans advancement in Omaha.

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A History of Sulphur Springs, Nebraska

Sulphur Springs was a settlement in the Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1877. This article shares some of its history.

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A History of North Omaha’s “Doc” George Smith

The story of Doc George Smith, a longtime civil servant and respected mentor among pioneer Omahans.

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A History of Omaha’s North Downtown

This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.

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A History of North Omaha’s Lake School

Lake School was a fixture in the neighborhood for a century. This is its history…

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A History of North Omaha’s Provident Hospital

North Omaha’s Provident Hospital was an attempt to challenge the city’s racism. What happened?