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History of Ames Ave in North Omaha

A fast roadway across North Omaha has provided more than 150 years of growth and opportunities for neighborhoods and institutions in the community. Here’s a review of some of that history, including the story of Jenna Street and more!

Our thanks to our patrons:
Sarah Swanson
James Sechser
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Mike Schill
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 Industry in North Omaha

From the beginning of the community in 1856, there have been countless light, medium, and heavy industries in North Omaha. Food production, railroads, vehicle manufacturing, and many other industries have all been important, and many others. This is a history of industries in North Omaha.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Sarah Swanson
James Sechser
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Mike Schill
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 Higher Education in North Omaha

Did you know that North Omaha has been home to FIVE higher education institutions in its history? It was 1863 when the Town of Saratoga, now located in North Omaha, went to the Nebraska Territorial Legislature and secured a charter for the first-ever University of Nebraska. Unfortunately, their efforts amounted in nil—but their legacy did not. Adam has some great info.

Our thanks to our patrons:
James Sechser
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Mike Schill
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 North Omaha’s Belt Line Railway

Adam has the history of the Omaha Beltline Railroad which was part of the Missouri Pacific. He traces the old right away and depot locations.

Our thanks to our patrons:
James Sechser
Jeff Rockwell
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Tim Reeder
Mike Schill
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 North Omaha Streets

Adam Fletcher Sasse gives us the rich history of North Omaha streets from before Omaha was founded, to the present day.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Jeff Rockwell
Gene E Pafford
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Paul Feilmann
Tim Reeder
Mike Schill
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

KOWH Soul Music 94.1 FM

KOWH was a soul music radio station in Omaha owned by African Americans including Bob Gibson and Gale Sayers. It was on-air from 1970 to 1979 and our producer Steve loved listening to it in the day. Listen in as Adam fills us in on everything KOWH-FM.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Jeff Rockwell
Gene E Pafford
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Paul Feilmann
Tim Reeder
Mike Schill
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

Historic Sites in North Omaha

Adam has a great rundown of historic structures, parks, and streets in North Omaha. Listen in.

Our thanks to our patrons for helping meet expenses. You can help out this volunteer effort by becoming a patron for as little as a dollar a month. Go to Patreon.com/Omaha.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Jeff Rockwell
Gene E Pafford
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Paul Feilmann
Tim Reeder
Mike Schill
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 Restaurants in North Omaha

Fast food, Italian food, soul food, diners and cafes, barbecues, ice cream stores, caterers, and many, many other types of food fill North Omaha history. These businesses have been run by African Americans, European and Asian immigrants, Hispanic and Latinx people, and white people who moved to the community from across the United States. They have also been run by generations of North Omahans who handed businesses down through generations. Adams explains.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Jeff Rockwell
Gene E Pafford
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Paul Feilmann
Tim Reeder
Mike Schill
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 Hospitals in North Omaha

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience. Our thanks to Lamb of God Lutheran Chruch in Papillion for letting us use their facility.
On Adam’s blog, North Omaha includes all the area in Douglas County, Nebraska, north of Dodge Street and east of North 72nd. In this history of North Omaha, there have been at least a dozen hospitals within these boundaries. They were religious and non-secular; charities and businesses; segregated and mixed race. Some were run by African Americans, others by Jews, and others still by Scandinavians. Today, there is only one left.
Our thanks to our patrons:
Jeff Rockwell
Gene E Pafford
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier
Paul Feilmann
Tim Reeder
Mike Schill
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Richard Gude
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
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 North Omaha’s Cuming Street

I’m Steve Sleeper, the producer of the North Omaha History podcast. Adam and I have always wanted to record some episodes in front of a live audience and we got that chance on Dec 13, 2021 when we recorded three episodes. The one you’re about to hear is the history of Cuming Street in North Omaha. Our thanks to Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Papillion for letting us use their facility and also thanks to our patrons.
Now seen as the front door to Omaha, Cuming Street has also served as the city’s farthest edge; as the growing, mighty muscles of industry and business; and as its dirty, neglected backside. This is a history of Cuming Street in North Omaha.

Our thanks to our patrons:
Gene E Pafford
Barb Naughtin
Lonnie Hansen Dunbier
Paul Feilmann
Tim Reeder
Mike Schill
Jenna Smith
Dan Hedrick
Richard Gude
Daniel Ammons
Sara Rogers
Troy Lewellen
Kristine Gerber
Jay Hannah
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