A History of Streetcars in North Omaha

When the Trans-Mississippi Exposition happened in North Omaha in 1898, the city wanted to make sure all visitors knew how easy it was to get to the site. Using some promotional materials from that time, Adam’s written a history of streetcars in North Omaha in the 1890s.This history surely changed a lot between then and 1955, when the last streetcars ran in the city. Adam fills us in on this story.

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A History of North Omaha’s Wirt Street

Hidden deep in the heart of North Omaha is a jewel of a street, filled with abundant American foursquare houses, long yards and hints of its glory 100 years ago. This section of Wirt Street, from North 16th to North 24th Streets, was once home to some of the predominant names in the beautiful Kountze Place development. It was also home to more than simple foursquares. In addition to the stout middle class houses, there were some exquisite examples of high style in Omaha history. Adam Fletcher Sasse give us a tour.

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Fort Street Special School for Incorrigible Boys

The Fort Street Special School for Incorrigible Boys was opened in 1887. Where was it and what became of it? When and why did it close? Why did kids want to go there? How much documentation remains? Adam Flether Sasse explains.

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History of the Miller Park Neighborhood in North Omaha

Adam grew up in the Miller Park neighborhood in north Omaha. It’s a beautiful neighbor with a variety of architectural styles from homes, to churches to a school. Listen in as Adam gives us the history of Miller Park and the people who lived there.

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History of 24th Street in North Omaha

Today, Omaha suburbs routinely bill themselves having a “street of dreams” in order to sell houses. However, for more than 50 years there was one place in the city people thought of when they heard that phrase. Hopping businesses, swinging clubs and streams of human traffic came and went from these blocks. Here’s some of the history of North 24th Street, Omaha’s REAL street of dreams. Adams weaves an interested yarn.

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A History of the Fontenelle Park in North Omaha

Adam give us the history of beautiful Fontenelle Park in North Omaha. Which world series was held there? Did the Omaha Cardinals call it home. What has become of Fontenelle Park today?

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A History of the Florence Boulevard in North Omaha

It was once called “Omaha’s Prettiest Mile Boulevard”. Florence Boulevard in North Omaha was built over the old Winter Quarter Wagon Road and was the first roadway in Omaha with electric lamps. Why was it called “Omaha’s Prettiest Mile Boulevard” and what about all those tunnels? Adam Fletcher Sasses tells the story.

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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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