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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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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 Restaurants in North Omaha

    History of Restaurants in North Omaha

    Fast food, Italian food, soul food, diners and cafes, barbecues, ice cream stores, caterers, and many, many other types of food fill North Omaha history. These businesses have been run by African Americans, European and Asian immigrants, Hispanic and Latinx people, and white people who moved to the community from across the United States. They have also been run by generations of North Omahans who handed businesses down through generations. Adams explains.



    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

    • 23 min
    History of Hospitals in North Omaha

    History of Hospitals in North Omaha

    This episode was recorded in front of a live audience. Our thanks to Lamb of God Lutheran Chruch in Papillion for letting us use their facility.

    On Adam’s blog, North Omaha includes all the area in Douglas County, Nebraska, north of Dodge Street and east of North 72nd. In this history of North Omaha, there have been at least a dozen hospitals within these boundaries. They were religious and non-secular; charities and businesses; segregated and mixed race. Some were run by African Americans, others by Jews, and others still by Scandinavians. Today, there is only one left.

    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

    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

    • 18 min
    History of North Omaha’s Cuming Street

    History of North Omaha’s Cuming Street

    I’m Steve Sleeper, the producer of the North Omaha History podcast. Adam and I have always wanted to record some episodes in front of a live audience and we got that chance on Dec 13, 2021 when we recorded three episodes. The one you’re about to hear is the history of Cuming Street in North Omaha. Our thanks to Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Papillion for letting us use their facility and also thanks to our patrons.

    Now seen as the front door to Omaha, Cuming Street has also served as the city’s farthest edge; as the growing, mighty muscles of industry and business; and as its dirty, neglected backside. This is a history of Cuming Street in North Omaha.



    Our thanks to our patrons:

    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

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah

    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

    • 28 min
    Biography of Rev Dr John Albert Williams

    Biography of Rev Dr John Albert Williams

    A church minister, newspaper editor, NAACP leader, community activist, and family man, the Rev. John Albert Williams (1866-1933) was a singular leader in a simpler time who faced complex problems and made North Omaha a better place. He was widely recognized in North Omaha, in the Episcopal Church and among his family; however, today his name is nearly lost to Omaha history. Adam is making sure his name is not lost.

    Our thanks to our patrons:

    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

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah

    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
    The Life of Harrison J. Pinkett

    The Life of Harrison J. Pinkett

    Over more than a 50-year period, one lawyer’s name stands out in the African American history of Omaha. He defended his community constantly, unrelentingly, and powerfully as a journalist and advocate who commanded troops during the Great War. Continuously earning the begrudging respect of his white legal colleagues in Omaha, he was also a founding member of several Black empowerment organizations and involved in many of the city’s important events. Adam has a biography of Harrison J. Pinkett.

    Our thanks to our patrons:

    Barb Naughtin

    Lonnie Hansen Dunbier

    Paul Feilmann

    Tim Reeder

    Mike Schill

    Jenna Smith

    Dan Hedrick

    Richard Gude

    Daniel Ammons

    Sara Rogers

    Troy Lewellen

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah

    Jim Collison

    and

    The Great Plains Black History Museum. Open by appointment Thurs-Sat 1-5.

    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

    History of North Omaha’s J.J. Pershing Drive and Monument

    History of North Omaha’s J.J. Pershing Drive and Monument

    On Veterans Day, 1941, there was a giant parade for the dedication of a new monument to honor the life of John J. Pershing, General of the Armies during World War I. The City of Omaha named a new roadway leading from Abbott Drive to River Drive after him, as well. This wasn’t the beginning of North Omaha’s love affair with this leader though. Adam Fletcher Sasse has the rest of the story

    Our thanks to our patrons:

    Barb Naughtin

    Lonnie Hansen Dunbier

    Paul Feilmann

    Tim Reeder

    Mike Schill

    Jenna Smith

    Dan Hedrick

    Richard Gude

    Daniel Ammons

    Sara Rogers

    Troy Lewellen

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah

    Jim Collison

    and

    The Great Plains Black History Museum. Open by appointment Thurs-Sat 1-5.

    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

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 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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