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A History of the River Drive in Omaha

An Art Deco tree taken from the 1919 report where the majority of this article was drawn from. Imagine a smooth, easy drive on a Saturday afternoon in the fall all of it weaving along nineteen miles of the city’s waterfront. There are long, calm curves and tall, stately oaks lining the boulevard, with walkers […]

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A History of the Miller Park Neighborhood in North Omaha

The place where I grew up, Omaha’s Miller Park neighborhood, rushes through my imagination a lot. I want to see it acknowledged, appreciated and accentuated every day. This article is my acknowledgment of the past and contribution to the future.

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A History of the Florence Boulevard in North Omaha

Florence Boulevard in North Omaha has a historic treasure trove packed with homes, businesses, churches and more.

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A History of 16th Street in North Omaha

Long before becoming a decrepit pipeline for the neglect of old North Omaha, North 16th Street had a history almost as long as the city itself.

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A History of the Saratoga Neighborhood in North Omaha

Saratoga was originally a large township on the Missouri River. What happened to it?