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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.

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20th century Carter Lake culture East Omaha economics Food historic preservation Lost history Organizations Politics water

A History of the Omaha Rod and Gun Club

The Omaha Rod and Gun Club stepped up to foster fun and good times in turn-of-the-century Omaha.

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A History of Irvington

The history of the village of Irvington, near North Omaha, Nebraska, starts in 1857 and extends to today.

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The Lost Monument by Michele Wyman

The Omaha history mystery of the lost monument is unravelled by guest author Michele Wyman.

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A History of Truck Farms in East Omaha

One part of Omaha has stayed in touch with its agricultural roots for more than a century. This is a history of small family farms and the changing landscape in East Omaha.

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19th century 20th century geography Lost history Miller Park Minne Lusa Missouri River water

A History of the Minne Lusa Creek in North Omaha

The Minne Lusa Creek used to run wild through North Omaha. Here’s its short story…

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A History of Carter Lake

Everything begins somewhere. For Omaha’s Carter Lake, it was as a fun-filled day in the water for all kinds of people. Following is the early history of the place. It includes a waterfront boardwalk, hotels, a resort, clubs and an amusement park.