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James C Mitchell – Founder of Florence NE North Omaha History Podcast, Omaha History, South Omaha History

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The founder of Florence was a pioneer store owner from the Iowa side of the Mississippi River. Then he crossed the Missouri River to stake out his future town. After he died, his wife kept his body in a glass-covered casket in a backyard mausoleum at their Florence house for a year. Here’s the story of James Comey Mitchell, the founder of Florence.



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The founder of Florence was a pioneer store owner from the Iowa side of the Mississippi River. Then he crossed the Missouri River to stake out his future town. After he died, his wife kept his body in a glass-covered casket in a backyard mausoleum at their Florence house for a year. Here’s the story of James Comey Mitchell, the founder of Florence.



Our thanks to our patrons:

Jenna Smith

Dan Hedrick

Carl Jackson

Richard Gude

Daniel Ammons

Sara Rogers

Troy Lewellen

Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

Kristine Gerber

Jay Hanna

Lori Schwartz

and

Jim Collison

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

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