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A History of the Saratoga Springs Hotel in North Omaha

One building defined the early history of a boom-and-bust town located in present-day North Omaha. Despite only being open for a short time, the building left a long shadow on the area. This is a history of the Saratoga Springs Hotel in the town of Saratoga, Nebraska Territory. Starting a Town Erastus Beadle came to […]

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A History of Duffy Drugs

Going back to 1886, the southwest corner of 24th and Lake has been vital to North Omaha! Its first Black-owned business didn’t happen until 1968 though. Find out more in this history of Duffy Drugs!

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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 North Omaha’s “Doc” George Smith

The story of Doc George Smith, a longtime civil servant and respected mentor among pioneer Omahans.

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A History of Churches in Florence, Nebraska

These are churches that existed in Florence, Nebraska before 1917.

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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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16th century 18th century 19th century 20th century 21st century geography historic preservation History of Nebraska Native Americans neighborhoods Pioneer era Ponca Hills White flight

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…