Meriwether Lewis Suicide or Assassination

October 1, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, People

Kira Gale upset the historical establishment when she argued that the death of Meriwether Lewis was the result of assassination, not suicide.  Research into the explorers Lewis and (William) Clark consumed her life, up until […]

A Relic of Hinky Dinky

September 25, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Places

As the University of Nebraska Medical Center expands in midtown Omaha, it digs up memories for residents who have seen the city change from a big small town to a metropolitan area. Such was the […]

Seeking Darkness in the Woods

August 20, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, Places

Touring Hummel Park with Midwest Paranormal History Tours story by Lisa Lukecart Jamie Nestroyl walks up the short stone steps in the middle of the “Devil’s Punchbowl” at Hummel Park. The wind rips through the […]

Going to the Fair for 140+ Years

July 8, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

4-H played a big part in Tracy Behnken’s youth. The Nebraska Extension educator, who grew up on a dairy farm near Bennington, showed dairy cattle and participated in horticulture and entomology competitions from the age […]

Paradise In The Midwest

May 28, 2018 · Posted In: History, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

Some migratory Omahans make a tradition of flocking north to the freshwater oasis called Okoboji. This historic, former Native American encampment and hunting ground turned settler outpost and sport-commercial fishing haven in northwest Iowa features […]

Guest-Starring at Omaha’s First Drive-In

May 16, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History

In the summer of 1972, I discovered the power of a flashlight with an orange wand. Nobody had ever paid attention to me—an undersized 16-year-old—until I worked at the 76th & West Dodge Drive-In and […]

A Gathering of Water & Cranes

April 27, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, Recreation

The bald eagle is unusually loud. From the riverbank, just beyond the trees, comes a descending whinny, then a high-pitched kree, kree, kree. That’s not what I came to the river to find, but sometimes […]

A Timeline of Chinese in Omaha

March 18, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Chinese migration to Omaha began, indirectly, during the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s. The “Old Gold Mountain” (i.e., the Chinese term for California) attracted a flood of unskilled laborers known as coolies. Nationwide, the Chinese […]

Preservation of King Fong Cafe

March 3, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

To walk upstairs from 16th Street to the dining area of King Fong Cafe was like passing through a time-warp. Destination: Southern China, more than 100 years ago. Pagoda chandeliers hovered above lavish teakwood tables […]

About the Cover

March 2, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Downtown Omaha once featured a small Chinatown. Omaha Magazine imagines how the local Chinatown would look today if it hadn’t vanished. Senior Graphic Designer Derek Joy illustrated a Chinatown gate with Omaha’s iconic First National […]


 
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