How Do Old-Fashioned Candies Stand the Test of Time?

September 8, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

Americans have a taste for sweet foods. According to the American Heart Association, the average American consumes three times the daily recommended intake for sugar. We’ve been eating sweets for quite some time, due both […]

We Can’t Drive 55

June 8, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Lifestyle

I have a little pinback button with a red flag emblazoned with the words “Safety First.” It was produced in 1915 by the Nebraska Safety League, which seems to have been one of a number […]

We Can’t Drive 55

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Lifestyle

I have a little pinback button with a red flag emblazoned with the words “Safety First.” It was produced in 1915 by the Nebraska Safety League, which seems to have been one of a number […]

Horses Pave the Way in Nebraska Territory

March 2, 2017 · Posted In: History, Lifestyle

There are not as many horses around the city of Omaha as there used to be. You still see a few now and then, mostly downtown, generally being ridden by police officers as bars close, […]

Horses Run Early Statehood

March 1, 2017 · Posted In: History, Lifestyle

After Omaha’s territorial years, its favorite animal became both a local resource and a local problem. The early years of Omaha were a golden age for the horse, but Omaha was a rough and tumble […]

Where’s Johnny’s?

December 28, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Publications, Retirement

Johnny Carson was the definitive talk show host of the 20th century, hosting The Tonight Show for three decades at a time when it was the undisputed king of late night television. Carson started his […]

Frank Carter

Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

The story of Frank Carter—Omaha’s phantom sniper—is a histrionic tale of fear and madness gripping the city in the wake of a mysterious shooting spree. For several weeks in February of 1926, the whole of […]

Yiddish Omaha

Gurdon Wattles and the Streetcar Riots of 1909

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

It is difficult to imagine Omaha’s once-bustling streetcar system. Scarce evidence remains: There are alleys downtown paved in brick with rail lines running down them, and some old buildings that were once car barns, but […]

A Virginia Landmark in Omaha

August 12, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Publications

George Washington looms large in history. Even if he hadn’t been elected our first president, he made his mark as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, and as the man who presided over the convention that […]


 
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