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20th century architecture Buildings civic infrastructure Demolished buildings East Omaha economics ghosts government historic preservation Lost history poverty schools weather

A History of Pershing School

This is a history of East Omaha’s demolished Pershing School in the former District 61.

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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture biography Buildings business crime culture Demolished buildings economics ethnic groups Food historic preservation Lost history neighborhoods North 16th Street Organizations Politics poverty racism religion Restaurants Ryan Roenfeld Segregation society storytelling

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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1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition 19th century 20th century 21st century Belt Line Railway Carter Lake civic infrastructure East Omaha Expo grounds geography government History of Nebraska industry Lost history Missouri River neighborhoods North 16th Street Pioneer era poverty Railroads real estate Saratoga

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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19th century 20th century architecture Buildings culture Demolished buildings economics Healthcare Hospitals Lost history Near North Side North 16th Street North 24th Street poverty Public health society

A History of the Salvation Army Hospital in North Omaha

The Omaha Salvation Army Women’s Hospital was home to many babies in the city’s history. This is a history about the facility.

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economics Organizations poverty religion society

A History of the Wesley House in North Omaha

This is a history of the Wesley House, a modern-times org that rebuilt a neighborhood by changing lives.

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20th century African Americans civic infrastructure economics Hospitals Lost history Organizations poverty Segregation society

A History of North Omaha’s Provident Hospital

North Omaha’s Provident Hospital was an attempt to challenge the city’s racism. What happened?

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19th century 20th century 21st century civic infrastructure East Omaha economics government historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history neighborhoods poverty water

A History of Omaha’s Winspear Triangle

The Winspear Triangle was a contested land north of downtown, filled with poor people, planned with poor ideas and barely actualized in the present times.