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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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    • 4.3, 13 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 Cortland Beach

    History of Cortland Beach

    Imagine a warm summer evening at the turn of the century. Look out on Carter Lake and see the lightning bugs flickering and listen to the cicadas roaring. Picture yourself strolling along a boardwalk wrapped along the edge of the lake, wearing fancy clothes and just basking in the natural opulence. Walking by clubs and docks with sailboats bobbing in the darkness, you see cottages and restaurants all crowding the edge. Then you see a brightly lit amusement park. This is a history of Cortland Beach, Omaha’s finest summertime resort from 1889 to 1905.



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    Dan Hedrick

    Troy Lewellen

    Carl Jackson

    Kelsey Tarrell

    Richard Gude

    Daniel Ammons

    Sara Rogers

    Jim Collison

    Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah – and

    Lori Schwartz

    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 Patreon.com/Omaha

    • 16 min
    History of the 24th and Lake Historic District

    History of the 24th and Lake Historic District

    North Omaha is screaming full of history, and the new 24th and Lake Historic District is a tremendous example of how that’s so. After its first developments in the 1870s, this intersection evolved to become a hotbed of the African American community; as well as the heart of the Jewish community; a farm supply area; and much, much more. In 2016, 38 buildings were included in a new listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Adam Fletcher Sasse guides us through a large jewel in North Omaha’s historical crown.

    Our thanks to our patrons:

    Carl Jackson

    Kelsey Tarrell

    Richard Gude

    Daniel Ammons

    Sara Rogers

    Jim Collison

    Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah - and

    Lori Schwartz

    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 Patreon.com/Omaha

    • 43 min
    Historic Neighborhoods in North Omaha

    Historic Neighborhoods in North Omaha

    North Omaha sits on the shoulder of a city that keeps growing, but leaves this community alone. Routinely forgotten about, the community is largely neglected by investors and developers who see it as dead space. Perched uncomfortably on the precipice of downtown Omaha, the rest of this growing metro looks at North Omaha’s foibles and history mercilessly.



    Instead, Omaha is slowly devouring the southern boundaries of North Omaha in an apparent effort to gentrify the neighborhood for the benefit of Creighton University and the growing NoDo area.



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    • 22 min
    History of the Central Park Neighborhood

    History of the Central Park Neighborhood

    Tucked away in North Omaha is a historic neighborhood that gets little attention. However, the people who’ve lived there have vibrant memories and meaningful stories that lasted a lifetime. The Central Park neighborhood extends from North 33rd to North 48th Streets, from Ames Avenue to Sorenson Parkway. Located west of the town of Saratoga, it was never an incorporated town like its neighbors in Irvington or Benson. A lot of the oral histories of the area talked about it being a rural community, surrounded by farms and fields, orchards, and more. Rising from cornfields and hills, the Central Park neighborhood has a long history starting in the 1880s. Adam Has lots of detail in this episode.



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    • 12 min
    History of the Mormon Bridge

    History of the Mormon Bridge

    In the 1840s, crossing the raging Missouri River was a harrowing struggle. Men, women, and children in schooners, on foot and riding horses, had to get across the water in a way they would survive that would keep all their supplies and possessions intact. It took 100 years to build a permanent structure across the water. Adam explores the bridge, the ferries, the politics, the economics, and more of the Mormon Bridge.



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    • 29 min
    History of Social Clubs and Halls in North Omaha

    History of Social Clubs and Halls in North Omaha

    North Omaha has been the home to many fraternal lodges, community societies, political and social organizations and other groups. It has also been home to a lot of private clubs, nightclubs, dance halls and ballrooms. Its long history includes serving as the city’s African American cultural, religious and social hub, along with its Scandinavian roots, business ties, and other connections. There are also neighborhood social clubs, fraternal organizations and halls throughout the community.



    Help us meet expenses and keep the light on at the North Omaha History Podcast by becoming a patron. Please go to Patreon.com/Omaha

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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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