This is a history of the Florence Railroad Depot History Museum located in the former City of Florence, Nebraska.
While there are iconic places throughout North Omaha, some stand taller than all others. For more than 150 years, the Florence neighborhood has been home to one of these icons. This is a history of the Florence Mill.
Started in 1845, the ferry at Florence, Nebraska, operated for more than a century. This is a history.
Each of the small towns around North Omaha once had their own school district, and several of those school districts … More
In 1846, a town emerged on the western bank of the Missouri River. Although it only existed for a few … More
This is a timeline of the life of James C Mitchell, a founding fathers of Bellevue, IA and Florence, NT.
This is a biography of Florence Kilborn (c1854-1866), namesake of the Florence neighborhood in North Omaha.
Built on the rock bottom of the Missouri River, dreams of today’s Mormon Bridge go back to 1846. This article explores the history of the bridge, the ferries, the politics and more.
This is a biography of Everett S. Dodds, and prolific architect who designed many buildings in North Omaha from 1914 through 1940.
This is a history of North Omaha’s Ponca Road, providing an important lifeline in the Ponca Hills for more than a century!
These are churches that existed in Florence, Nebraska before 1917.
This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.
The North Side Bank was a pioneer-era fixture that lasted in the the 1990s! Here’s its history.
This is a history of the Wyman Heights neighborhood in North Omaha by guest author Patrick Wyman.
This is a history of the founder of Florence, Nebraska’s home.
A local home history reveals a 129-year-old barn nestled along a grand view in North Omaha…
The Danish Vennelyst Park history goes beyond weddings, picnics and parties. It is one of the few remnants of Omaha’s once-thriving Danish immigrant community.
Land speculators snatched up a lot of North Omaha legally and illegally in the 1900s. Victor Lantry was one of them, and built a massive mansion to celebrate his wealth. Here’s his story.
This is a short history of Cabanne’s Post in North Omaha.
Built on an 1852 house foundation, the Parker Mansion was a landmark in far North Omaha for more than a century.
The Mormon Tree, also called the Brigham Young Tree, has loomed over my studies of Florence history for a decade now. I’ve seen mentions of it in old newspapers and heard stories about it from older people. However, I couldn’t find anything about it all this time. Until last month. Finally, after all these years, I wrote the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters to ask about the Mormon Tree.
The hills around North Omaha’s Florence neighborhood have kept their share of wealthy country homes, fancy gentlemen’s farms and old … More
This is the story of the Florence-area country escape of the Brandies family called Arlena Lodge…
The history of Florence begins with the tangled clopping of horse hooves and rattling of the sideboards on beat up wagons. The story of the town begins with people leaving, people coming back, a town booming, a town shrinking, and then getting annexed into Omaha and calming down. It’s a story that’s still being written every day, and lately things are on the up and up!
There is a lot of misunderstanding about what happens at Hummel Park. A lot of it comes from racism, a … More