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20th century culture Expo grounds Food Historic houses Lost history North 16th Street

A History of a Sod House in North Omaha

This is the history of a sod house in North Omaha.

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A Short History of Carter’s Cafe

Soul food, community building and culture held sway for 35+ years at Carter’s Cafe. This article includes a biography of Lucy Carter (1901-1983).

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20th century business Food Grocery store Near North Side North 16th Street

New Market

The New Market was a large open air market along North 16th Street.

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A History of North Omaha’s Tic Toc Diner

Built around 1905, like many historical commercial buildings in North O, 4104 North 24th Street has had several lives since it was built. Most of it is focused on the iconic Tic Toc Diner. Here’s a low-down of the history of another of North Omaha’s greasy spoons… It was a pool hall, barber shop and […]

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20th century African Americans business Cafes crime economics Food Lost history North 24th Street

A History of North Omaha’s Live Wire Cafe

The Live Wire Cafe succeeded in a place during a time when other businesses were fleeing. Here’s the history of this North Omaha business.

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A History of Truck Farms in East Omaha

One part of Omaha has stayed in touch with its agricultural roots for more than a century. This is a history of small family farms and the changing landscape in East Omaha.

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A History of Reed’s Ice Cream in Omaha

Reed’s Ice Cream was a business in Omaha for more than 25 years. This article is about their business in North Omaha specifically…