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The Farmers’ Holiday Association

May 29, 2019 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

The dirty ’30s were not dubbed as such only because of the Dust Bowl. No, the 1930s was also a time when the economic upheavals of Hoovervilles and hobos became a reality across much of […]

A Transcontinental Journey Through Time on U.S. Route 6

April 19, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History

Decades before the Interstate Highway System reshaped travel, commerce, and communities, the first intercontinental highway emerged in pre-World War I America. The oldest, longest, and highest of these transcontinental routes is U.S. Route 6. Midway […]

Photos: Trans-Mississippi Expo of 1898 Omaha Expo

Photos: Trans-Mississippi Expo of 1898

April 16, 2019 · Posted In: History, Web Exclusive

Examine photos of Omaha from the Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898, an important milestone for the history of tourism in Nebraska. Read about the Trans-Mississippi Expo and the early days of Nebraska tourism in the May […]

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The Early Days of Nebraska Tourism

Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

The moxie of Nebraska’s new tourism slogan—“Honestly, It’s Not For Everyone”—reverberated across national media in late 2018, as reporters and talk show hosts reported the creative effort to influence travelers’ vacation plans. The ad campaign […]

The Phoenix-Like Resurrection of Turkeys in Nebraska

The Phoenix-Like Resurrection of Turkeys in Nebraska

February 14, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, People

If you’ve ever gone turkey hunting in Nebraska, or seen one out and about, you should know that every turkey you have encountered in Nebraska is a miracle. The state’s tumultuous history of wild turkeys […]

Elmwood Park historic scene of protest

Elmwood Park Paved for a Parking Lot

February 13, 2019 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Elmwood Park is an oasis of green in the heart of Omaha. It is a place for pick-up baseball and ultimate frisbee, picnics, barbecues, and 18 holes of golf. There’s a grotto and historic pavilion […]

Preserving the Legacy of Dr. Susan La Flesche

December 27, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, People

As it was in the days of the unbound prairie, so it remains in the age of endless corn: the pleasures of place are given to those with a keen eye for the subtle and […]

Seeking Darkness in the Woods

October 31, 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 […]

Francis Burt

October 28, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

There was much excitement in October 1854 as the Nebraska pioneers eagerly awaited Francis Burt, the new territory’s first governor. That hope was felt most in Bellevue. After all, according to the Nebraska Palladium newspaper, the […]

From Japanese-American Internment Camp to Boys Town

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History

Xenophobic fears ran wild after the Empire of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. promptly entered World War II, and nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated or incarcerated in internment camps across the country. The […]