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The North Omaha History Podcast with noted author and historian – Adam Fletcher Sasse. Each week, Adam takes you on a guided tour through Omaha’s dynamic past.

The North Omaha History Podcast with noted author and historian – Adam Fletcher Sasse. Each week, Adam takes you on a guided tour through Omaha’s dynamic past.

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United States

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The North Omaha History Podcast with noted author and historian – Adam Fletcher Sasse. Each week, Adam takes you on a guided tour through Omaha’s dynamic past.

Language:

English


Episodes

Oldest Houses in North Omaha

4/10/2021
The oldest neighborhoods in the North Omaha community are Florence and the Near North Side, which is immediately north of North Downtown and south of Pratt Street. Other outlying houses and buildings may exist, but are largely hidden by the newer developments around them. Here are ten of the oldest buildings in North Omaha, all built more than 125 years ago. Our thanks to our patrons: Lonnie Hansen Dunbier Paul Feilmann Tim Reeder Mike Schill Jenna Smith Dan Hedrick Carl Jackson Richard Gude...

Duration:00:16:20

History of the Dreamland Ballroom

3/7/2021
The 24th and Lake Historic District is being recognized more and more as a cultural asset to all of Omaha, and to the Midwestern United States overall. The African American heritage of the intersection includes jazz and blues, parades and big bands, and modern social justice movements stemming from the 1950s through today. Adam has is the history of one of the most important locations in the 24th and Lake Historic District, and the Jewell Building, home of the Dreamland Ballroom. Our thanks...

Duration:00:25:40

History of the Carter Lake

1/16/2021
When Omaha was founded, Carter Lake didn't even exist! But after a big flood, it became a playground for the people with amusement parks, resorts, a public beach, an airport and a lot more. This is a history of the Carter Lake. Our thanks to our patrons: Mike Schill Jenna Smith Dan Hedrick Carl Jackson Richard Gude Daniel Ammons Sara Rogers Troy Lewellen Kristine Gerber Jay Hannah Lori Schwartz Jim Collison and The Great Plains Black History Museum. Open by appointment Thurs-Sat 1-5. The...

Duration:00:17:29

The Life of Edwin Overall

12/21/2020
Oftentimes, great leaders take their place in history. However, this right hasn't been given to many African American leaders, especially in Omaha. One man single-handedly roused a generation of political activism, social consciousness, and deliberate action to improve the conditions of newly liberated Black people who settled in Omaha when it was a very young city. This is the life of Edwin Overall. Our thanks to our patrons: Mike Schill Jenna Smith Dan Hedrick Carl Jackson Richard Gude...

Duration:00:16:30

James C Mitchell – Founder of Florence NE

12/6/2020
The founder of Florence was a pioneer store owner from the Iowa side of the Mississippi River. Then he crossed the Missouri River to stake out his future town. After he died, his wife kept his body in a glass-covered casket in a backyard mausoleum at their Florence house for a year. Here’s the story of James Comey Mitchell, the founder of Florence. Our thanks to our patrons: Jenna Smith Dan Hedrick Carl Jackson Richard Gude Daniel Ammons Sara Rogers Troy Lewellen Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh...

Duration:00:21:19

History of Monmouth Park Neighborhood in North Omaha

10/21/2020
One neighborhood in North Omaha had a hospital, a half-dozen churches and businesses galore, and a long history. Then it all seemed to disappear. This is a history of the Monmouth Park neighborhood. Our thanks to our patrons: Jenna Smith Dan Hedrick Carl Jackson Kelsey Tarrell Richard Gude Daniel Ammons Sara Rogers Troy Lewellen Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh Kristine Gerber Jay Hannah Lori Schwartz and Jim Collison The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet...

Duration:00:12:01

The Legacy of North Omaha community leader Rodney S. Wead

10/10/2020
For more than 150 years, North Omaha has experienced powerful leadership within the community. Some leaders have appealed to African Americans, some to white people, and some have created bridges to support all North Omahans. From the 1950s through the 1980s, one man was regularly credited with the latter. This is a biography of community leader, entrepreneur and educator Dr. Rodney Wead. Our thanks to our patrons: Jenna Smith Dan Hedrick Carl Jackson Kelsey Tarrell Richard Gude Daniel...

Duration:00:09:37

The Story of Dan Desdunes

8/22/2020
Dan Desdunes was The Man. For more than 20 years, he was the leader of Omaha’s powerhouse music scene. He also launched several musicians’ careers, volunteered around the community, and was well-thought of throughout his life. But even before he got to Omaha, Desdunes made waves ripple in Louisiana. This is the biography of North Omaha’s Dan Desdunes. Our thanks to our patrons: Jenna Smith Dan Hedrick Troy Lewellen Carl Jackson Kelsey Tarrell Richard Gude Daniel Ammons Sara Rogers Jim...

Duration:00:12:21

History of Cortland Beach

7/20/2020
Imagine a warm summer evening at the turn of the century. Look out on Carter Lake and see the lightning bugs flickering and listen to the cicadas roaring. Picture yourself strolling along a boardwalk wrapped along the edge of the lake, wearing fancy clothes and just basking in the natural opulence. Walking by clubs and docks with sailboats bobbing in the darkness, you see cottages and restaurants all crowding the edge. Then you see a brightly lit amusement park. This is a history of Cortland...

Duration:00:16:50

History of the 24th and Lake Historic District

6/24/2020
North Omaha is screaming full of history, and the new 24th and Lake Historic District is a tremendous example of how that’s so. After its first developments in the 1870s, this intersection evolved to become a hotbed of the African American community; as well as the heart of the Jewish community; a farm supply area; and much, much more. In 2016, 38 buildings were included in a new listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Adam Fletcher Sasse guides us through a large jewel in North...

Duration:00:43:21

Historic Neighborhoods in North Omaha

6/15/2020
North Omaha sits on the shoulder of a city that keeps growing, but leaves this community alone. Routinely forgotten about, the community is largely neglected by investors and developers who see it as dead space. Perched uncomfortably on the precipice of downtown Omaha, the rest of this growing metro looks at North Omaha’s foibles and history mercilessly. Instead, Omaha is slowly devouring the southern boundaries of North Omaha in an apparent effort to gentrify the neighborhood for the...

Duration:00:22:06

History of the Central Park Neighborhood

6/6/2020
Tucked away in North Omaha is a historic neighborhood that gets little attention. However, the people who’ve lived there have vibrant memories and meaningful stories that lasted a lifetime. The Central Park neighborhood extends from North 33rd to North 48th Streets, from Ames Avenue to Sorenson Parkway. Located west of the town of Saratoga, it was never an incorporated town like its neighbors in Irvington or Benson. A lot of the oral histories of the area talked about it being a rural...

Duration:00:12:13

History of the Mormon Bridge

4/24/2020
In the 1840s, crossing the raging Missouri River was a harrowing struggle. Men, women, and children in schooners, on foot and riding horses, had to get across the water in a way they would survive that would keep all their supplies and possessions intact. It took 100 years to build a permanent structure across the water. Adam explores the bridge, the ferries, the politics, the economics, and more of the Mormon Bridge. Help us meet expenses and keep the light on at the North Omaha History...

Duration:00:29:30

History of Social Clubs and Halls in North Omaha

4/15/2020
North Omaha has been the home to many fraternal lodges, community societies, political and social organizations and other groups. It has also been home to a lot of private clubs, nightclubs, dance halls and ballrooms. Its long history includes serving as the city’s African American cultural, religious and social hub, along with its Scandinavian roots, business ties, and other connections. There are also neighborhood social clubs, fraternal organizations and halls throughout the community....

Duration:00:19:43

History of Plum Nelly, Adams Park and Omaha View Neighborhoods

3/30/2020
With more than two dozen houses that are 130 years old, a major metro area park and a mysterious lost community hidden in a forest, the history of the Omaha View neighborhood, Adams Park and the Plum Nelly community is very tantalizing. Adam Fletcher Sasse fills us in. Help us meet expenses and keep the light on at the North Omaha History Podcast by becoming a patron. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha

Duration:00:22:27

History of Vehicles Made in North Omaha

1/25/2020
As a light industrial mecca, North Omaha offered businesses a place to try dozens of ideas and launch a number of industries. One of the earliest came from demand, technology and aspiration, and it was vehicle manufacturing. This is a short history of vehicles made in North Omaha from Adam Fletcher Sasse. Help us meet expenses and keep the light on at the North Omaha History Podcast by becoming a patron. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha

Duration:00:13:58

History of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church

1/8/2020
An African-American minister and his wife built a congregation in North Omaha that is credited with raising the community and fighting segregation. St Phillip the Deacon Episcopal Church and it’s pastor John Albert Williams, his wife Lucinda. Adam Fletcher tells us the story of this dynamic couple. Help us meet expenses and keep the light on at the North Omaha History Podcast by becoming a patron. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha

Duration:00:17:13

History of North 30th St and Ames Ave

12/21/2019
The intersection of North 30th and Ames Avenue was an important suburban crossroads in North Omaha as early as the 1890s and going all the way into the 1960s. Then, with white flight in full force and North Omaha divestment underway, the intersection started to struggle. Adam Fletcher Sasse fills us in. Help us meet expenses and keep the light on at the North Omaha History Podcast by becoming a patron. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha

Duration:00:22:14

History of the Omaha NAACP

11/23/2019
Began in 1915 and officially chartered in 1918, the Omaha NAACP has been the vanguard in fighting for African Americans for the last century of Omaha’s existence. Adam Fletcher Sasse guides us through the NAACP from its founding to the present day. Help us meet expenses and keep the light on at the North Omaha History Podcast by becoming a patron. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha

Duration:00:34:44

History of Italians in North Omaha

10/24/2019
Omaha is a city of immigrants, and among the diversity are Italians who came for jobs, homes and connections. More than Mister C’s or an Italian sandwich shop at 30th and Ames, there is a rich heritage in the community that’s almost entirely lost. Adam teaches us the history of Italians in North Omaha. Help us meet expenses and keep the light on at the North Omaha History Podcast by becoming a patron. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha

Duration:00:13:28