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New Market

The New Market was a large open air market along North 16th Street.

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A History of Truck Farms in East Omaha

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.

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A History of Lane Drug Stores in North Omaha

Lane Drug had three locations in North Omaha, and each one left a lasting impression on a lot of people.

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A History of Gas Stations in North Omaha

This is a history of gas stations in North Omaha, Nebraska

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A History of North Omaha’s Tidy House Factory

Located at 1400 Evans Street in North Omaha, the Tidy House Products Company was one of many small industries scattered throughout the community. A successful company, Tidy House had several products that helped you keep a tidy house. They included Perfex household cleaner, Dexol bleach, GlossTex laundry detergent, and Shina Dish dishwashing liquid. The company […]

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A History of Squatter’s Row in North Omaha

One area that benefited a lot from Nebraska’s pro-squatting law was a little strip in North Omaha, from North 11th Street on the east to North 13th on the west; Nicholas Street on the south to Locust on the north. This area was home to the North Omaha rail yards, but the railroads didn’t have without any concern for the squatters were starting putting up their shacks there as early as the 1860s.

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A History of the Ernie Chambers Court aka Strehlow Terrace in North Omaha

This is a history of the Ernie Chambers Court aka Strehlow Terrace Apartments in North Omaha, Nebraska.