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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

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

History of the Ames Plaza

10/1/2019
In the 1940s and 50s, the region north of Ames Street and east of 42nd Street grew rapidly. The area had been farms. but during the post-World War II housing boom, all those fields were planted with neighborhoods, schools and families. Those folks needed grocery stores, barber shops and clothing stores. North Omaha’s first shopping center opened in the early 60s. 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:00:18:44

History of Truck Farms in East Omaha

9/16/2019
Often forgotten and neglected by Omaha, there’s an area that was home to hard-working folks who, for more than a century, made their living growing food. It was in the areas known today as the Sherman neighborhood, the old town of East Omaha, Birchwood, and everything on the Nebraska side of Carter Lake. Adam tells us all about truck farms in East 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:00:12:12

The Life and Times of James Parker

8/30/2019
James Monroe Parker is one of the most important people in the history of Florence. His business and his farm are two of the most visible historical landmarks in Omaha today, even though only one is acknowledged for its importance. Listen in as Adam takes it from there. 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:00:09:39

A History of Cemeteries in North Omaha

8/15/2019
Did you know that North Omaha has at least eight historic cemeteries? Serving religious and ethnic populations as well as the general public, these are the final resting places of thousands of people from the 1840s through today. Adam has some great stories about these cemeteries. 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:00:11:55

The Lynching of Will Brown

8/6/2019
In the last decade, the lynching of Will Brown has received a lot of attention in Omaha and beyond. However, many of the facts in the story have been lost to time and others muddled away. For years, Adam has searched for little-known details about Brown’s lynching and he shares what he learned in this podcast episode. 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:00:25:10

History of North Omaha’s “Little Vietnam”

7/26/2019
Once there was a massive public housing project located at the intersection of North 24th and Paul Streets in the Near North Side neighborhood. Originally named the “Northside Village Public Housing Project,” the name was officially changed in honor of the famous Omaha tribe leader Logan Fontenelle. Starting in the late 1970s, these projects were unofficially known as “Little Vietnam”. Help us meet expenses and keep the light on at the North Omaha History Podcast by becoming a patron. Please...

Duration:00:09:01

History of the Salvation Army Hospital in North Omaha

6/27/2019
Starting in 1896, the Salvation Army ran numerous facilities in North Omaha. Adam walks us through all those facilities. 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:00:07:35

History of the Sherman Apartments at 16th & Lake

6/3/2019
Some places hold the memories of North Omaha’s past more eloquently than others. While some of North Omaha transitioned from country estates to suburban bliss, from commuter haven to neglected hood, one building has stood steady in the community throughout almost everything. It’s called The Sherman. 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:00:10:04

A History of East Omaha

5/24/2019
The town of East Omaha was south of the present-day Eppley Airport, west of Abbott Drive, and north and west of the Missouri River. Throughout the years, this town has been home to more than 2,600 homes, countless businesses, a school, the East Omaha River Rats, and now the Open Door Mission, the Omaha Correctional Center, the Omaha Immigration Court, and businesses like Monarch Oil and the FleetPride Service Center. Help us meet expenses and keep the light on at the North Omaha History...

Duration:00:23:35

History of Duffy Drugs at 24th & Lake

5/9/2019
Located on the southwest corner of 24th and Lake for more than 50 years, Duffy Drug was an iconic store in North Omaha. Before they were there, the site at 2424 North 24th Street was home to the farthest north drug store in Omaha. Then the first Black-owned business in Omaha was on the southwest corner of 24th - the Soul House music store opened in 1968. 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:00:16:37

Biography of Malcolm X in Omaha

4/18/2019
Malcolm X was born in 1925 as Malcolm Little in Omaha to Earl and Louise Little, but lived in Omaha less than a year. His story in the city is longer though, where leaders have never managed to memorialize him with a building, street, park, library or museum. Adam Fletcher Sasse guides us through a biography of Malcolm X in 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:00:10:54

History of Higher Education in North Omaha

4/3/2019
Did you know that North Omaha has been home to FIVE higher education institutions in its history? It was 1863 when the Town of Saratoga, now located in North Omaha, went to the Nebraska Territorial Legislature and secured a charter for the first-ever University of Nebraska. Unfortunately, their efforts amounted to nill—but their legacy did not! 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:00:12:59