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A History of the Creighton Observatory in North Omaha

One building on the Creighton University campus is among the oldest and places a significant role in the history of field of astronomy. However, it is off limits to the public! Here is a history of the Creighton Observatory in North Omaha. The first telescope was purchased by John A. Creighton for the university in […]

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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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A History of the 1913 Easter Sunday Tornado in North Omaha

On Easter Day 1913, an F4 tornado that was a quarter mile wide hit North Omaha, killing at least 94 people. As of May 2016, is the deadliest Nebraska tornado of all time, and the 13th deadliest-ever tornado in the United States. It is one of Omaha’s most popular collective memories, and yet, few people seem to know about it. Here is a history of the 1913 Easter Sunday Tornado in North Omaha.