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A History of Kellom School

What do Fred Astaire, Roger and Gale Sayers, Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer, Michael Anania, Brenda Council, and former Omaha mayor Johnny Rosenblatt all have in common? Born in the Near North Side, each attended the same school. That same building is a neighborhood institution with deep roots going back at least 140 years in Omaha’s past. This is a history of North Omaha’s Kellom School.

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A Tour of the 24th and Lake Historic District

There is a LOT of history to see in North Omaha! With its uniquely diverse history of Jewish and African American culture set against a backdrop of historically distinct places, 24th and Lake Historic District is one of the jewels of Omaha’s history today. This is a tour of addresses in the district, along with […]

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North Omaha Chronicles, 12-22-19

This is North Omaha Chronicles “How Do We Remember People Long Gone”, 12-22-19. Copyright 2019 Adam Fletcher Sasse. All rights reserved.

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North Omaha Chronicles, 12-21-19

This is North Omaha Chronicles “A LOT of Jewish Places”, 12-21-19. Copyright 2019 Adam Fletcher Sasse. All rights reserved.