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A History of Public Housing in North Omaha

Public housing was introduced in Omaha in 1937 when the federal Housing Act was passed. This act made federal loans to the city for the construction of low-income public housing. In the 1930s, the City of Omaha first created an informal housing authority meant to address the housing needs of low-income European immigrants. Seeking to […]

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A History of the Saratoga Fire Station

This is a history of the Saratoga fire station at N. 22nd and Ames Avenue from the 1890s through the 1970s.

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A History of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition

This is a history of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.

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A History of Pershing School

This is a history of East Omaha’s demolished Pershing School in the former District 61.

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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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A Biography of Dr. John A. Singleton, DDS

This is a biography of Dr. John A. Singleton, DDS, who represented North Omaha’s Ninth District in the Nebraska Legislature from 1926 to 1928.

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A Biography of George W. Althouse

This is a biography of former Nebraska legislator George W. Althouse. He was the ninth African American representative from North Omaha.