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The North Omaha History Podcast with noted author and historian – Adam Fletcher Sasse. Each week, Adam takes you on a guided tour through Omaha’s dynamic past.

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    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

The North Omaha History Podcast with noted author and historian – Adam Fletcher Sasse. Each week, Adam takes you on a guided tour through Omaha’s dynamic past.

    History of North Omaha Freeway

    History of North Omaha Freeway

    Originally envisioned as an interstate highway to connect I-480 with I-680, the North Freeway is of the most controversial street projects in Omaha history. By developing a major highway through the heart of North Omaha, the government physically sliced Omaha’s historically African American neighborhood in half, leaving a legacy of controversy and discrimination continuing today. This is a history of the North Freeway in Omaha.



    Our thanks to our patrons:

    Michael Wagner

    Joseph Tingley

    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

    • 21 min
    History of Ames Ave in North Omaha

    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

    • 19 min
    History of Industry in North 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

    • 24 min
    History of Higher Education in North 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

    • 10 min
    History of North Omaha’s Belt Line Railway

    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

    • 20 min
    History of North Omaha Streets

    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

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Abrookdg ,

Great production value

Very glad I stumbled across this gem. Informative, intelligent, and well produced. Looking forward to more episodes.

badguy_402 ,

It’s a fun listen

It’s a fun quick listen. Very informative for what it is. Great research by Adam. But it doesn't dish out new episodes very often and the episodes are very very short. Would love to see them released more often and to be longer! Theres could be so much more substance and lots to cover to do it with.

bicyclingfish ,

Lots of Fun!

This is my first regular podcast, and its lots of fun! I enjoy sharing the stories, telling the tales and spreading the great history of North Omaha. If you like it, I hope you'll leave a 5-star rating!

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