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20th century Benson Buildings business economics history Listed on National Register of Historic Places Military Avenue

History of Department Stores in Benson

The Benson Commercial Historic District has been home to several department stores. This is a history of the Omaha neighborhood’s stores.

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19th century Churches Demolished buildings Demolished buildings Florence government historic preservation history History of Nebraska Monmouth Park Mormons North 30th Pioneer era religion

A History of Winter Quarters

In 1846, a town emerged on the western bank of the Missouri River. Although it only existed for a few years, there were a lot of elements that resembled a regular town, and its impact is still felt today. This is a history of Winter Quarters in the Indian Country. Terrorized by religious extremists in […]

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historic preservation history North Omaha

“An Overview of North Omaha History” Presentation Notes

These are presentation notes and links from Adam Fletcher Sasse’s April 28, 2020 presentation called “An Overview of North Omaha History.”

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1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition Black people Black spaces and places culture Demolished buildings historic preservation history racism

A History of the Old Plantation in North Omaha

This is a history of the Old Plantation, a display at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in North Omaha in 1898.

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20th century 21st century 24th and Lake Black leader Black organizations culture historic preservation history History of Nebraska Lake Street Listed on National Register of Historic Places Near North Side

A Biography of Bertha Calloway

This is a biography of historian and North Omaha leader Bertha Calloway (1925-2017). She was a Civil Rights activist, museum founder, historian, author, student, educator, speaker, promoter, playwright, journalist, administrator, mentor, wife and mother.

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20th century biography Black organizations economics history Lost history Segregation Sports

History of the Omaha Rockets Independent Black Baseball Team

This is a history of the Omaha Rockets, an independent Black baseball team from 1947 to 1950.

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19th century 20th century Architects architecture Buildings business Catholics Churches culture Demolished buildings history Immigrants Italians Lost history Near North Side neighborhoods religion Segregation Social halls White flight

A History of Italians in North Omaha

Omaha is a city of immigrants, and North Omaha is no exception. Along with its historic African American community and wealthy white settlers, the community has been home to Jews, Scandinavians, English and other Europeans. Among this plethora of diversity are Italians from across their homeland who came for jobs, homes and connections. More than […]