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041 History of the North Omaha Bottoms

9/5/2018
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Imagine its December 2, 1863, and you’re standing in the cold with major dignitaries like A. J. Poppleton, Augustus Kountze, Ed Creighton, John Redick and A. J. Hanscom. Everyone’s here to break ground on the much anticipated Union Pacific railroad, which will provide the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S. You're in Carter Lake, at the end south of Locust, in an area that doesn’t exist anymore. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha and become a...

Duration:00:10:45

041 History of the North Omaha Bottoms

9/1/2018
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Imagine its December 2, 1863, and you’re standing in the cold with major dignitaries like A. J. Poppleton, Augustus Kountze, Ed Creighton, John Redick and A. J. Hanscom. Everyone’s here to break ground on the much anticipated Union Pacific railroad, which will provide the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S. You're in Carter Lake, at the end south of Locust, in an area that doesn’t exist anymore. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha and become a...

Duration:00:19:26

039 History of North Omaha’s Walnut Hill Neighborhood

7/9/2018
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One of the first suburbs in Omaha is the Walnut Hill neighborhood. Bounded by Cuming Street on the south, Northwest Radial Highway and Saddle Creek Road on the west, N. 40th Street on the east, and Lake Street on the north, the Walnut Hill neighborhood has a lot of unique features and a rich history. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha and become a patron for as little as $1 a month. We'll give your a free gift :) Visit Adam's North Omaha History...

Duration:00:14:01

038 History of North Omaha’s St. Clare’s Monastery

6/15/2018
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Located in the middle of the hustle and bustle is a spectacularly beautiful, formerly consecrated rental facility that few people in the entire city know about. For more than a century there was a monastery for Catholic nuns located at N. 29th and Hamilton Streets. Adam, tell us about one of North Omaha’s hidden holy grounds. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha and become a patron for as little as $1 a month. We'll give your a free gift :) Visit...

Duration:00:09:35

037 History of North Omaha’s Florence Neighborhood

5/25/2018
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The history of Florence begins with the tangled clopping of horse hooves and rattling of the sideboards on beat up wagons. The story of the town begins with people leaving, people coming back, a town booming, a town shrinking, and then getting annexed into Omaha and calming down. It’s a story that’s still being written every day, and lately things are on the up and up! Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha and become a patron for as little as $1 a month....

Duration:00:15:11

036 History of North Omaha’s Brandeis Country Home

5/10/2018
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After long, busy weeks in hot downtown Omaha offices, business leaders wanted to relax and enjoy the splendor of their wealth. Crammed against busy urban streets and filled with reminders of work, their swanky Gold Coast homes weren’t perfect settings. Instead, they built lavish country estates as getaways for their families. Far North Omaha’s bucolic settings included the rolling hills west of Florence. And that’s where Arthur Brandeis had Arlena Lodge. Support the North Omaha History...

Duration:00:11:31

035 A History of North Omaha’s Storz Brewery

4/20/2018
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Before Gottlieb Storz, a few other entrepreneurs tried their hand at brewing beer in North Omaha. Afterwards though, Storz dominated. For more than 75 years, his family ran Omaha’s beer industry, and even though the brewery closed in the 1970s, it left a major mark on the city that still stands today. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha and become a patron for as little as $1 a month. We'll give your a free gift :) Visit Adam's North Omaha History...

Duration:00:10:38

034 A History of North Omaha’s Walnut Hill Reservoir

4/5/2018
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The Walnut Hill Reservoir was built as part of the original Omaha Water Works in 1882. Working with gravity, the reservoir drew water from Missouri River near downtown, bringing it uphill to N. 40th and Hamilton Streets. Within a decade of construction, that system was changed so that water was drawn from the Florence Water Works to Walnut Hill and distributed from there. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha and become a patron for as little as $1 a...

Duration:00:14:47

033 A History of East Omaha’s Florence Lake

3/19/2018
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The waters of the Missouri River roared wild and free over its valley for thousands of years before Omaha was settled. Even after pioneers gathered on Capitol Hill for a picnic to found Omaha City in 1854, the Missouri still whipped around, flooding the area, shifting its channel and moving willy-nilly. During this time, a little nest of water in East Omaha was created. When European settlers saw it, they called it Florence Lake. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to...

Duration:00:15:30

032 A History of the Execution of Cyrus Tator in North Omaha

3/3/2018
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Lynchings, shootings and hangings occurred in Omaha City before the Nebraska Territory was founded in 1854. The Omaha Claim Club, made up of the city’s founding fathers, was notorious for using intimidation, threats, and drownings in order to enforce their will. In 1860, the US Supreme Court made their actions illegal, so they had to find other means to enforce their notions of justice. In 1863, the Nebraska Territory held its first legal execution in North Omaha. Support the North Omaha...

Duration:00:12:21

031 - A History of Omaha’s Greater America Exposition of 1899

1/25/2018
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For years, we’ve been told the buildings of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition were demolished right after the event ended in the fall of that year. But they weren’t destroyed! Instead, after all the success Omaha had with the Expo, a group of investors decided they needed to keep the buildings up and start another grand event. Working together, they raised enough money to buy the buildings. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha and...

Duration:00:14:05

030 - A History of Native Americans in North Omaha

1/9/2018
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A lot of different groups of people lived in the Omaha area before Europeans started stealing the land. Thousands of years ago, big game hunters dominated the area, while later people were farmers and hunters living along the Missouri River. For instance, according to the Nebraska State Historical Society, the area from Creighton University to the river was an Otoe earth lodge village around 1700. Archeologists have found that tribes have lived in this region for at least 10,000...

Duration:00:19:35

029 - A History of Omaha’s River Drive

12/28/2017
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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 and bikes moving along a nice sidewalk that goes that entire distance. At evening, you turn to go home, your way lit by warm street lamps along with the glow of fireflies. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to NorthOmahaHistory.com/Podcast - click on the...

Duration:00:10:13

028 - A History of Hospitals and Healthcare in North Omaha

12/13/2017
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Today, North Omaha is a medical desert. With more than 40,000 residents in its boundaries, there is a stark absence of medical service providers of all kinds. Making it worse, the community is greatly under insured. That leaves people who have no insurance and no money needing to travel to other parts of the city to get care. However, that hasn’t always been the case. There have been more than ten hospitals in North Omaha throughout its 150+ year history. Support the North Omaha History...

Duration:00:20:23

027 - A History of Theatres in North Omaha

11/22/2017
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While there are no active movie theaters in North Omaha today, there have been at least 25 movie theaters over the last century. There are few records of the earliest theaters. A reader of Adam’s blog pointed out they were mostly a sheet on a wall with a few dozen folding chairs. But Adam went through old advertisements in the Omaha Bee newspaper, as well as city directories from the 1910s and 1920s. Listen in to learn more. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to...

Duration:00:09:09

026 - A History of Mansions and Estates in North Omaha

11/7/2017
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North Omaha has been home to several large mansions and estates, especially in its early years. Built in the grand tradition of wealthy families, they were intended to broadcast success and ensure comfort. These fine homes belonged to real estate moguls, rich businessmen, and old Eastern inheritors that moved west. Some were elegant and restrained, while others simply oozed money. None of these mansions were built to be accessible as they all sat on regal country estates. Support the...

Duration:00:14:09

025 - A History of Ghost Stories in North_Omaha

10/26/2017
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In a place as old as North Omaha, there are bound to be a lot of ghost stories. Adam has researched stories about the Ghosts of Fort Omaha, the Lady in White, Carter Lake’s Burning Lady, the Immanuel Deaconess Tunnels, the Chapel at Forest Lawn Cemetery, the Ghosts at Hummel Park and North Omaha’s Missing Cemeteries. Adam tells some ghost stories! Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to NorthOmahaHistory.com/Podcast - click on the "Patreon" icon and become a patron for as...

Duration:00:21:17

024 - History of Original Omaha University in North Omaha

9/28/2017
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Along the tree-lined streets and fine middle and upper class homes of Kountze Place in North Omaha, the staff of Omaha’s Presbyterian Theological Seminary decided in the early 20th century to start a new university. For 30 years, the neighborhood was home to the eventual University of Nebraska at Omaha. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to https://northomahahistory.com/podcast/ - click on the "Patreon" icon and become a patron for as little as $1 a month! Visit Adam's...

Duration:00:15:11

023 - A History of Streetcars in North Omaha

9/19/2017
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When the Trans-Mississippi Exposition happened in North Omaha in 1898, the city wanted to make sure all visitors knew how easy it was to get to the site. Using some promotional materials from that time, Adam’s written a history of streetcars in North Omaha in the 1890s.This history surely changed a lot between then and 1955, when the last streetcars ran in the city. Adam fills us in on this story. Support the North Omaha History podcast. Please go to https://northomahahistory.com/podcast/ -...

Duration:00:11:50

022 - A History of North Omaha’s Wirt Street

8/30/2017
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Hidden deep in the heart of North Omaha is a jewel of a street, filled with abundant American foursquare houses, long yards and hints of its glory 100 years ago. This section of Wirt Street, from North 16th to North 24th Streets, was once home to some of the predominant names in the beautiful Kountze Place development. It was also home to more than simple foursquares. In addition to the stout middle class houses, there were some exquisite examples of high style in Omaha history. Adam...

Duration:00:15:38