Tag Archives: Omaha

Memorial Park

Created in 1948, and dedicated by President Harry Truman, Omaha’s Memorial Park was originally built to commemorate the sacrifices made by veterans in the first and second World War.  Since then it has become a tribute to all men and … Continue reading

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Halloween – 2017

Halloween is right around the corner. The family Halloween party was a little different this year; i.e. held in two locations.  What was typical and expected about the party was the Des Moines group won the best-costume prize … AGAIN … Continue reading

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Jaws

I’ve been following the demolition of the Boys Town farm in west Omaha.  One by one the cottages and support buildings on Gianelli Street meet their fate and crumble under the massive pressure of the giant back hoe’s powerful jaws. … Continue reading

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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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