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Maintaining the health and well-being of soldiers at Fort Omaha was accomplished only after overcoming serious obstacles. One such obstacle was the shortage of potable water. By 1869 only two of the Fort's wells were considered safe for drinkin…
38th Presidentof the United States "My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works. Our Great Republic is a government of laws and not of men.Here, the People rule?"President Ford's Inaugural AddressAugust 9, 1…
Nebraska, originally part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, became a territory of the United States Government in 1854 when Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The Nebraska Territory included parts of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Col…
Betty Fordpersonally dedicatedthis Rose Gardento the People of OmahaJuly 12, 1980
The 38th Presidentof the United Statesrevisited this siteJuly 12, 1980
The settlement of Omaha began in 1854 with the opening of the Nebraska Territory. The following year Omaha was selected as the Nebraska Territorial capital. Omaha was incorporated as a city in 1857. The capital was moved from Omaha to Lincoln in 1…
You are standing at the site of the original Union Pacific Omaha Shops. From this point a railroad was begun that would fulfill a national destiny. Even before Union Pacific was an American icon, it was an American dream. It was a dream as b…
As pioneers settled in small towns and villages across Nebraska, the shout of "Fire" summoned fear and panic in every person who heard it. If they were lucky, bucket brigades could save part of a burning building and its surrounding structures. …
has been placed on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the Interior
Presented byCollege World Series of Omaha, Inc.to the City of OmahaJune 7, 1999In Celebration of 50 Years of NCAADivision I Baseball Championship Gamesin OmahaJohn Lajba, Sculptor Moved from its Original LocationAt Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Sta…
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