It costs money to be a respectful, successful cemetery. They actually have to conduct a regular and brisk business in order to afford their existence. Today, many old cemeteries have charitable groups or beneficiaries who pay for their upkeep. However, it hasn't always been easy to raise money for cemetery upkeep. This is a history … Continue reading A History of Grave Robbing in North Omaha
This is my collection of ghost stories from North Omaha.
Fort Omaha was opened in 1878. Home to thousands of US Army troops over a century of service, many people lived and died at the Fort. Today, some of the buildings that still survive on the campus include the General Crook House and the Commissary, both built in 1878; the Ordinance Magazine, built in 1883; … Continue reading A History of Ghosts at Fort Omaha
In the month of October 2015, I was invited to participate in Q98's After Dark Halloween special with JT and Pat. Making two appearances before the special, I was able to share some stories and have fun with the opportunity.Here are the shows I appeared on - I'll be adding the actual After Dark Halloween … Continue reading North Omaha History on Q98.5
More than just an expedient way to move water, gas and electricity around their massive campus, there were once tunnels throughout the Immanuel Deaconess Institute in the Monmouth Park neighborhood. They were once used to move people, including the dying, the mentally unstable and others. This is a history of the tunnels beneath Immanuel Hospitals … Continue reading A History of the Tunnels Beneath Immanuel Hospital
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.
"Where are my children? Are they buried in that tomb?" H. P. Stanwood was an early and popular sculptor and marble cutter in Omaha. Building a house a shop across the street from the city's first cemetery, Prospect Hill, he sold a lot of headstones and grave markers. Stanwood was a serious man, and when … Continue reading A History of the Woman in White in North Omaha