Living in Omaha’s Flood Plain

Omaha has a complicated history with the Missouri River. In the last 170 years, the river has soaked the city over and over, especially in the flood plain known as East Omaha. In this episode, we’re going to explore the neighborhoods, the towns, and the history of the region around Eppley Airfield, from the bluffs to the river and north of Locust Street to the OPPD power plant.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Tony Rathgeber
Don Goodrich
Bridget Maryalice
Matt Martin
Michael Wagner
Joseph Tingley
Sarah Swanson
Wattle and Daub Craftsman
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
Jay Flaunts His Ignorance
Jim Collison
And
The Great Plains Black History Museum.
The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha

Celebrating Black History in Omaha

Through exhaustive research and determined learning, Adam has compiled what some have called the most extensive collection of writing on Omaha’s Black history. In today’s episode he is going to introduce some of the most important people, places and events in Omaha’s African American history starting long before the city of Omaha was founded and continuing all the way to today.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Tony Rathgeber
Don Goodrich
Bridget Maryalice
Matt Martin
Michael Wagner
Joseph Tingley
Sarah Swanson
Wattle and Daub Craftsman
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
Jay Flaunts His Ignorance
Jim Collison
And
The Great Plains Black History Museum.
The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha

Learning About East Omaha’s Past

Learning About East Omaha’s Past — As the city of Omaha and real estate developers consider demolishing a historic neighborhood in East Omaha, Adam shares the history of the area, which includes everything from North 14th Street to the river, from Locust Street to the OPPD power plant. In this episode we learn about old towns and roadhouses, more than one airport, the truck farms that used to fill the area and some of the neighborhoods that stubbornly keep existing right now.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Tony Rathgeber
Don Goodrich
Bridget Maryalice
Kimberly Davlin
Matt Martin
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Michael Wagner
Joseph Tingley
Sarah Swanson
Wattle and Daub Craftsman
Jeff Rockwell
Gene E Pafford
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Paul Feilmann
Tim Reeder
Mike Schill
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Carl Jackson
Kelsey Tarrell
Richard Gude
Daniel Ammons
Jack Rainier Pryor
Linda Williams
Joni Coniglio
Sara Rogers
Terry Osborn
Troy Lewellen
Mike Schill
Abby Heithoff
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
Jody Lovallo
Jay Flaunts His Ignorance
Raggedy Amy
Ian Snyder
Lori Schwartz
Wanda Lewis
Jim Collison
Linda Williams
And
The Great Plains Black History Museum.
The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha

The Biggest Events in North Omaha History

The Biggest Events in North Omaha History — For more than 10,000 years, the area that forms today’s North Omaha has been hopping with events of all kinds! In today’s episode we’ll do an overview of those events, including the organized and formal events as well as the informal times that carved out the community’s cult

Our thanks to our patrons:
Tony Rathgeber
Don Goodrich
Bridget Maryalice
Matt Martin
Michael Wagner
Joseph Tingley
Sarah Swanson
Wattle and Daub Craftsman
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Richard Gude
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
Kristine Gerber
Jay Flaunts His Ignorance
Jim Collison
And
The Great Plains Black History Museum.
The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha

History of Mob Violence in Omaha

History of Mob Violence in Omaha — From deep labor divisions to white supremacists, Omaha has a long history of mob violence. Adam shares what some of these battles were, who was in them and who was terrorized by them, and how they affect the city still.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Tony Rathgeber
Don Goodrich
Bridget Maryalice
Matt Martin
Michael Wagner
Joseph Tingley
Sarah Swanson
Wattle and Daub Craftsman
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Richard Gude
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
Kristine Gerber
Jay Flaunts His Ignorance
Jim Collison
And
The Great Plains Black History Museum.
The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha

The Churches of Kountze Place

When middle and upper class people decided to build their fine homes and mansions in the Kountze Place neighborhood, they brought their churches with them. In this episode Adam shares the denominations, the buildings and the legacies of the dozen historic churches in the neighborhood still today.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Tony Rathgeber
Don Goodrich
Bridget Maryalice
Matt Martin
Michael Wagner
Joseph Tingley
Sarah Swanson
Wattle and Daub Craftsman
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Richard Gude
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
Kristine Gerber
Jay Flaunts His Ignorance
Jim Collison
And
The Great Plains Black History Museum.
The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha

Nature in North Omaha

From the rolling prairie savannas and the deforested Ponca Hills of the 1850s, to urban giants and annihilated heritage trees, North Omaha has a long history of different nature In this episode Adam will explore the Florence bench, lost waterways, giant prairies and more that still define the history of nature in the community.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Don Goodrich
Bridget Maryalice
Kimberly Davlin
Matt Martin
Michael Wagner
Joseph Tingley
Sarah Swanson
Wattle and Daub Craftsman
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Paul Feilmann
Tim Reeder
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Richard Gude
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
Kristine Gerber
Jay Flaunts His Ignorance
Jim Collison
And
The Great Plains Black History Museum.
The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha

History of Forest Lawn

History of Forest Lawn — Some of the most important people from Omaha’s history have been buried here for more than 130 years. This show explores the timeline, architecture, and burials that made Forest Lawn essential in Omaha.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Don Goodrich
Bridget Maryalice
Kimberly Davlin
Matt Martin
Michael Wagner
Joseph Tingley
Sarah Swanson
Wattle and Daub Craftsman
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
Kristine Gerber
Jay Flaunts His Ignorance
Jim Collison
And
The Great Plains Black History Museum.
The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha

Walking Down Wirt Street

One of the most beautifully preserved streets in North Omaha, Wirt Street’s beautiful homes start at North 16th Street and extends to North 30th Street. This episode focuses on the best features and missing pieces from the past.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Don Goodrich
Bridget Maryalice
Kimberly Davlin
Matt Martin
Michael Wagner
Joseph Tingley
Sarah Swanson
Wattle and Daub Craftsman
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
Kristine Gerber
Jay Flaunts His Ignorance
Jim Collison
And
The Great Plains Black History Museum.
The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha

Roaming Around Jefferson Square

Demolished by the interstate 50 years ago, the Jefferson Square neighborhood was started by Omaha pioneers in the 1850s. This story shares the successes, failures and interesting facts about what existed in the past.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Don Goodrich
Bridget Maryalice
Kimberly Davlin
Matt Martin
Michael Wagner
Joseph Tingley
Sarah Swanson
Wattle & Daub Historical Craftsman
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Richard Gude
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
Kristine Gerber
Jay Flaunts His Ignorance
Jim Collison
And
The Great Plains Black History Museum.

The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha