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History of Department Stores in North Omaha

Department stores once dotted the area north of Dodge and east of North 72nd Street. This is a history of department stores in North Omaha.

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19th century 20th century 21st century 24th and Lake business Demolished buildings Demolished buildings economics ethnic groups Europeans historic preservation Immigrants Jewish North 16th Street North 24th Street North 30th North Omaha

History of Bakeries in North Omaha

Once located all over North Omaha, there are few bakeries left — but lots of memories! This is an account of some of the bakeries from the community’s history.

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20th century American Legion Black organizations clubs Demolished buildings Demolished buildings Long School Near North Side nightlife North 24th Street Segregation

History of North Omaha’s American Legion Post #30

Charity, socializing, and fraternity drove the American Legion Theodore Roosevelt Post #30 in North Omaha. Discover what happened to them.

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19th century 20th century 24th and Lake American Legion biography Black dentists Black organizations Forest Lawn burial Prince Hall Masons Social clubs

Biography of Dr. William W. Peebles

A founder of Omaha’s first African American post of the American Legion, Dr. W.W. Peebles DDS kept a 50+ year dental practice in Omaha.

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Black businesses Black businesspeople Demolished buildings economics Food Ice cream Long School Lost history Near North Side North 24th Street Segregation

History of the 24th Street Dairy Queen

From 1951 to 1963, the 24th Street Dairy Queen was serve the Black community in the Near North Side. This is a history of the business.

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19th century 20th century 24th and Lake American Legion biography Black dentists Black leader Clubs Creighton doctors economics Healthcare Hospitals Near North Side Prince Hall Masons Segregation

Biography of Dr. Craig Morris

One African American dentist in Omaha was a civil rights advocate, economic justice activist, and medical leader in the community. Then he simply left North Omaha. This is a biography of his life in the community.

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History of the Omaha Night Owls

A century ago, the Omaha Night Owls were the “Hottest Colored Orchestra in Town.” This is their story.