While there are iconic places throughout North Omaha, some stand taller than all others. For more than 150 years, the Florence neighborhood has been home to one of these icons. This is a history of the Florence Mill.
Started in 1845, the ferry at Florence, Nebraska, operated for more than a century. This is a history.
In 1846, a town emerged on the western bank of the Missouri River. Although it only existed for a few … More
This is a timeline of the life of James C Mitchell, a founding fathers of Bellevue, IA and Florence, NT.
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.
The history of the village of Irvington, near North Omaha, Nebraska, starts in 1857 and extends to today.
This is a history of the founder of Florence, Nebraska’s home.
The Mormon Tree, also called the Brigham Young Tree, has loomed over my studies of Florence history for a decade now. I’ve seen mentions of it in old newspapers and heard stories about it from older people. However, I couldn’t find anything about it all this time. Until last month. Finally, after all these years, I wrote the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters to ask about the Mormon Tree.