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History of North Omaha’s “Little Vietnam”

Once there was a massive public housing project located at the intersection of North 24th and Paul Streets in the Near North Side neighborhood. Originally named the “Northside Village Public Housing Project,” the name was officially changed in honor of the famous Omaha tribe leader Logan Fontenelle. Starting in the late 1970s, these projects were unofficially known as “Little Vietnam”.

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History of the Salvation Army Hospital in North Omaha

Starting in 1896, the Salvation Army ran numerous facilities in North Omaha. Adam walks us through all those facilities.

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History of Scandinavians In North Omaha

In the 1860s, the Union Pacific established its shops north of downtown Omaha, and Scandinavians came to work there. The largest populations to settle in Nebraska were in North Omaha. Scandinavians also had homes in other parts of Omaha, but between 1860 and 1919, the vast majority lived north of Dodge and west of North 30th Street.

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