Category Archives: Podcast

An Early History of Carter Lake in East Omaha

At the turn of the last century up to WWII, Carter Lake was a wonderful recreation area. It was the location of the Omaha Municipal Beach and it had four resorts. The Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway ran regular service there and it was the site of the “Omaha 300” (think Indianapolis 500). Adam Fletcher Sasse is our guide as we go back in time to Carter Lake/Lake Nakoma.

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The Florence Water Works

The Florence Water Works once had a beautiful campus with ornate buildings, a mansion and a small community to house it’s workers. Adam Fletcher Sasse unpacks this and tells us how Omaha used to get it’s water at the neighborhood level.

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Omaha’s Kiddieland and the Pleasure Pier

Adam tells us about a popular 50s attraction in Carter Lake: Kiddieland and the Pleasure Pier. It could hold up to 20,000 people! When did it close? What’s left of it? How do you find the remains?

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History of Schools in North Omaha

Adam Fletcher Sasse guides us through the History of Schools in North Omaha. 1840s – the Mormons, Cutler’s Park and Florence. 1860s – Saratoga. 1870s – DeBolt. Omaha first African American teacher. The University of Omaha and 10 school districts are folded into one.

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History of Omaha Racism Part 2

We continue our study of the History of Omaha Racism. the city of Omaha tries to abolish slavery in 1859. The Birth of a Nation plays in Omaha. An Episcopalian priest is jailed for looking Asian, and the history of the Jewish community in Omaha.

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History of Omaha Racism Part 1

Adam Fletcher Sasse shines a light on Omaha Racism by expertly telling the story of the treatment of non-whites over the past 160 years. Early racism, lynchings, the Greek Town riot and segregation are included.

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The 1960s North Omaha Riots

Adam tells us the story of the North Omaha riots of the 1960s. Were they consequences, or causes of the decline of North Omaha? What did George Wallace, the Black Panthers and Ernie Chambers have to do with the riots? Adam weaves the yarn.

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The Town of Saratoga Nebraska

Adam Fletcher Sasse takes us back in time to the town of Saratoga Neb. It’s was at 24th & Grand in Omaha. What happened to Saratoga? Is there anything left? What’s the legacy and what about Sulphur Springs? Anything left of the Saratoga dock on the Missouri River? Is the Grand Hotel still there? Find out.

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Walking through Omaha’s Prospect Hill Cemetery

Adam walks us through Omaha’s oldest cemetery – Prospect Hill. Where is it and who’s buried there?

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History of North 16th Street in Omaha Part 2

Adam continues his tour of N16th St as it transitions from luxury mansions to plush apartments that still stand to this day. He also gives us a tour of the Storz brewery and the center of commerce that was at 16th & Locust.

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