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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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    • 4.5 • 17 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.

    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
    History of Cemeteries in North Omaha

    History of Cemeteries in North Omaha

    Pioneer cemeteries, Jewish cemeteries, military burials, African American burials, famous people and forgotten people make North Omaha's cemeteries a vital piece of the city's history. These are the final resting places of thousands of people from the 1840s through today.

    Our thanks to our patrons:

    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

    • 31 min
    History of Department Stores in North Omaha

    History of Department Stores in North Omaha

    History of Department Stores in North Omaha. The idea of going to a single store to shop for many different types of products came around in the 1750s in England. Omaha’s first department stores opened downtown in the 1870s and 1880s, with the biggest ones staying around for a century. However, in a city as segregated as Omaha it was important that the Black community and Jewish community needed their own shopping opportunities. Also, each suburb needed their own small department stores. Adam has the history of department stores in North Omaha.



    Our thanks to our patrons:

    Lonnie (Hansen) Dunbier

    Paul Feilmann

    Tim Reeder

    Mike Schill

    Jenna Smith

    Dan Hedrick

    Carl Jackson

    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

    • 18 min
    Oldest Houses in North Omaha

    Oldest Houses in North Omaha

    The oldest neighborhoods in the North Omaha community are Florence and the Near North Side, which is immediately north of North Downtown and south of Pratt Street. Other outlying houses and buildings may exist, but are largely hidden by the newer developments around them. Here are ten of the oldest buildings in North Omaha, all built more than 125 years ago.



    Our thanks to our patrons:

    Lonnie Hansen Dunbier

    Paul Feilmann

    Tim Reeder

    Mike Schill

    Jenna Smith

    Dan Hedrick

    Carl Jackson

    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

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 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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