This is a history of a Black-owned real estate addition in East Omaha, Nebraska called Edgewood Park.
This is a history of the Sorenson Parkway in North Omaha, Nebraska.
Black people in Omaha have celebrated, uplifted and empowered Black culture in the city for more than 150 years. Sometimes … More
Amos Potter Scruggs (1875-1946) was a popular African American attorney and government official in Omaha from 1908 to 1934.
For 40 years, one plant poisoned North Omaha with heinous disregard. This is a history of the Carter White Lead Company factory in East Omaha.
This is a history of the Nite Hawkes Cafe, located at North 16th and Grand Avenue since 1942!
Sulphur Springs was a settlement in the Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1877. This article shares some of its history.
A lost amusement park haunts nobody’s memories, and some even deny it ever existed. This is Lakeview Amusement Park and the Sand Point Beach.
This is a biography of Selina Carter Cornish by Jody Lovallo.
Summer fun turned into a permanent development in the city of Carter Lake.
Hidden away in North Omaha was a social club that held the middle class and its neighborhood.
The Omaha Rod and Gun Club stepped up to foster fun and good times in turn-of-the-century Omaha.
Omaha had a roller coaster, boardwalks and soft summer breezes relaxing the middle class masses. This place was called Courtland Beach.
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.
From 1935 to 1940, more than 200 workers lived in a CCC camp at Levi Carter Park. Here is a history of their time.
The Omaha Auto Speedway had a short life, but a long impact on racing in the city.
A history of Omaha’s Eppley Airfield from 1925 to present. It has also been called the American Legion Municipal Airport and the Omaha Municipal Airport.
Bungalow City was a booming neighborhood in North Omaha, Nebraska, for less than a decade. Then it was moved and forgotten.
Along the wild timeline of the Missouri River, a little nest of water was created in East Omaha, Nebraska. When European settlers saw it, they called it Florence Lake. Here’s a short history of its appearance, some appreciation, and its disappearance.
Imagine a smooth, easy drive on a Saturday afternoon in the fall all of it weaving along nineteen miles of … More
While it has absolutely no active movie theaters today, the North Omaha community has been home to at least 20 (!) movie theaters over the last century. This is a short history of those theaters. Its really incomplete, as information has been hard for me to find.
Between 1870 and the 1950s, A LOT happened in North Omaha. This is a summary of the people, events, organizations and more that made history…
Everything begins somewhere. For Omaha’s Carter Lake, it was as a fun-filled day in the water for all kinds of people. Following is the early history of the place. It includes a waterfront boardwalk, hotels, a resort, clubs and an amusement park.
If walls could talk, North Omaha’s schools would be much noisier, much more colorful, and much more complicated than anyone wants to hear. For more than 150 years, schools throughout the community have served students of all ages. With a deep history including segregation and school violence, its can be hard to remember all the positive people and events that emerged in the community’s schools. Following is my ever-growing history of the old schools in North Omaha.
In the 1950s and 60s, the Kiddieland and Pleasure Pier at Carter Lake Park in Omaha, Nebraska, were a veritable wonderful of fun and good times.