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History of the Omaha Casket Company

A tornado and a fire couldn’t stop the Omaha Casket Company, which made boxes for the dead in North Omaha from 1892 to 1939.

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A History of Winter Quarters

In 1846, a town emerged on the western bank of the Missouri River. Although it only existed for a few years, there were a lot of elements that resembled a regular town, and its impact is still felt today. This is a history of Winter Quarters in the Indian Country. Terrorized by religious extremists in […]

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A History of Howard Kennedy School

Sitting on top of a hill on the western edge of North Omaha, the Omaha View School was one of the city’s earliest. Rebuilt on a new site in 1908, in 1910 it was renamed, too. Since then the school has had notable alumni, built the surrounding neighborhood up, and changed dramatically. This is a history of the Howard Kennedy Elementary School.

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A History of the Druid Hill School in North Omaha

Some schools in Omaha were built in reaction to floods of new residents moving into neighborhoods unexpectedly. Others were built to attract new residents. Originally opened in 1885, the school at North 30th and Spaulding Street was the latter. This is a history of the Druid Hill School in North Omaha.

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A Timeline of the Life of James Comey Mitchell

This is a timeline of the life of James C Mitchell, a founding fathers of Bellevue, IA and Florence, NT.

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A Biography of Florence Kilborn

This is a biography of Florence Kilborn (c1854-1866), namesake of the Florence neighborhood in North Omaha.

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A History of the Mormon Bridge 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.