Tag Archives: Omaha

Boys Town Farm

Boys Town Farm is being wiped off the face of the earth.  In 1921 Father Flanagan moved his home for homeless boys from a boarding house in downtown Omaha to a large working farm 10 miles west of Omaha, which … Continue reading

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Omaha’s Medical Center

Fifty years ago Charlie Graham Buick had a successful car dealership on the northwest corner of 42nd and Leavenworth Street in what is now mid-town Omaha.  The dealership outgrew this location, but kept the site for its body and paint … Continue reading

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Millard House

We bought our first house in 1972, just a few months after I returned from Southeast Asia and discharged (honorably) from the U.S. Army.  Looking back, we must have had a lot of faith in the future as my steady … Continue reading

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Omaha House

This is a current picture of the house we lived in during 1971.  We were living in St. Louis when I got drafted in late 1970, so we moved back to Omaha to be closer to family.  My wife and … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

The whole family and many friends jumped on Ollie the Trolley and toured Omaha’s neighborhoods to see Christmas decorations.  Many houses are decorated by professionals these days, but you still see some obvious DIY creations. My favorite is the one pictured … Continue reading

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Omaha National Cemetery

A national cemetery recently opened in Sarpy County, Nebraska.  The Visitor Center and Entrance are still under construction.  Young saplings are planted along the roads carving through rolling farmland that yielded soybeans last year.  Right now, it’s hard to tell what … Continue reading

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Half Lots

The older parts of Omaha, Nebraska, use “1/2” in the house number of some houses.  Alleys are common in the old neighborhoods, making easy access to the back yard.  For various reasons, people would sell the back half of their … Continue reading

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