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A History of Public Housing in North Omaha

Public housing was introduced in Omaha in 1937 when the federal Housing Act was passed. This act made federal loans to the city for the construction of low-income public housing. In the 1930s, the City of Omaha first created an informal housing authority meant to address the housing needs of low-income European immigrants. Seeking to […]

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A History of the Forgot Store

A grocery store at the end of the road for the forgetful became a bar, and now stands tall in Ponca Hills. Learn about the history of the Forgot Store.

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A History of Omaha’s Chinatown by Ryan Roenfeld

Adam’s Note: This is a special exposè on a rarely-acknowledged but vitally important part of Omaha’s history. Written by local historian Ryan Roenfeld, I believe this history of Omaha’s Chinatown is necessary, vibrant and just a beginning, albeit a deep one! Share your thoughts in the comments section!

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A History of Sulphur Springs, Nebraska

Sulphur Springs was a settlement in the Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1877. This article shares some of its history.

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A History of Omaha’s North Downtown

This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.

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A History of the Ponca Hills in North Omaha

The Ponca Hills have a deep and rich history with American Indians, horse thieves, fur trappers and more. Here’s my account…

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A Biography of James M. Parker

This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.