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Encyclopedia > Omaha, Nebraska
City of Omaha
An aerial view of Omaha.
An aerial view of Omaha.

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Official seal of City of Omaha
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Nickname: Gateway to the West
Motto: Fortiter in Re  (Latin)
"Courageously in every enterprise"
Location in Nebraska
Location in Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°15′37.74″N 96°0′46.76″W / 41.2604833, -96.0129889
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Douglas
Founded 1854
Incorporated 1857
Government
 - Mayor Michael Fahey (D)
 - City Clerk Buster Brown
 - City Council
Area
 - City 118.9 sq mi (307.9 km²)
 - Land 115.7 sq mi (299.7 km²)
 - Water 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km²)
Elevation 1,090 ft (332 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 390,007
 - Density 3,370.7/sq mi (1,301.5/km²)
 - Urban 767,041
 - Metro 822,549
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 68022, 68101-68164
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-37000[1]
GNIS feature ID 0835483[2]
Website: www.ci.omaha.ne.us

Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States. It is the county seat of Douglas County.[3] As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 390,007. According to the 2006 census estimate, Omaha's population rose to 427,872, which includes an extra population count of approximately 8,300 people by annexing the smaller city of Elkhorn. Located on the eastern edge of Nebraska, it is on the Missouri River, about 20 miles (30 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Council Bluffs, Iowa lies directly across the Missouri River from Omaha. The city and its suburbs formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2000, with an estimated population of 822,549 (2006[4]) residing in eight counties or about 1.2 million within a 50 mile (80 km) radius. 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The city grew on the Missouri River, with the first settlement extending from the Lone Tree Ferry crossing from Kanesville, Iowa in the early 1850s.[5] Omaha earned its nickname, the "Gateway to the West", because of its central location as a transportation hub for the United States in the late 1800s.[6] The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... The Lone Tree Ferry, later known as the Council Bluffs and Nebraska Ferry Company, was the crossing of the Missouri River at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska, US, that was established in 1850 by William D. Brown. ... Satellite photo showing Council Bluffs and Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs is the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States on the east bank of the Missouri River. ... The Missouri River and the Interstate Highway System have both been important to transportation in Omaha. ...


Today Omaha has a rich cultural background, including the Joslyn Art Museum, the Durham Western Heritage Museum, the Holland Performing Arts Center, and the Omaha Community Playhouse. The city's historical and cultural attractions have been lauded by numerous national newspapers, including the Boston Globe[7] and the New York Times.[8] The culture of Omaha, Nebraska has been defined by African American music and college sports, as well as local cuisine and community theatre. ... The museums tiled Fountain Court The museums main atrium (seen here from the south) contains a café and gift shop. ... The Durham Western Heritage Museum, is located in the city of Omaha in the U. S. State of Nebraska. ... The Holland Performing Arts Center is a performing arts center located on 13th and Douglas Streets in downtown Omaha, Nebraska; it opened in October 2005. ... The Omaha Community Playhouse, located at 69th and Underwood Streets in Omaha, Nebraska, is a nationally recognized community theater. ... The history of Omaha, Nebraska is storied, including controversy, economic booms, violence, prosperity and redevelopment. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Along with headquarters for such companies as Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific Railroad, Valmont Industries, and Conagra, Omaha is known for its history with Mutual of Omaha. In 2001 Newsweek identified the city as one of the Top 10 high-tech havens, showing how much the local economy had changed.[9] Music in Omaha has always been important to the city, with North Omaha's music scene being historically important and in modern times, the "Omaha Sound", defining an important trend across the nation.[10] Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA, NYSE: BRKB) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ... Union Pacific redirects here. ... Valmont Industries, Inc. ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ... The Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company is based in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Music in Omaha, Nebraska has been a diverse and important influence in the culture of the city. ... Culture in North Omaha, Nebraska is defined by socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and political divisions among its residents. ...

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History

See also: History of North Omaha, Nebraska
Logan Fontenelle, leader of the Omaha Tribe that ceded land to the U.S. government that became the city of Omaha.
Logan Fontenelle, leader of the Omaha Tribe that ceded land to the U.S. government that became the city of Omaha.

Since the 1600s, the Omaha, Pawnee, Otoe, the Missouri, the Ponca and Ioway all variously occupied the land that became Omaha. The word "Omaha" (actually UmoNhoN or UmaNhaN) means "Dwellers on the bluff".[11] The history of Omaha, Nebraska is storied, including controversy, economic booms, violence, prosperity and redevelopment. ... With a recorded history that pre-dates the rest of Omaha, Nebraska, North Omaha has roots back to 1806 with the founding of Fort Lisa. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Logan Fontenelle, also known as Shon-ga-ska or Chief White Horse, (1825–July 16, 1855), was a mixed blood Omaha tribal leader who rose from obscurity to become chief. ... The Omaha tribe began as a larger woodland tribe comprised of both the Omaha and Quapaw tribes. ... The Omaha tribe is a Native American tribe that currently reside in northeastern Nebraska and western Iowa, United States. ... The Pawnee (also Paneassa, Pari, Pariki) are a Native American tribe that historically lived along the Platte, Loup and Republican Rivers in present-day Nebraska. ... The Otoe or Oto are a Native American people. ... Otoe-Missouria tribal flag The Missouri or Missouria were an aboriginal tribe that inhabited parts of the midwestern United States before European explorers arrived. ... The Ponca are a Native American tribe originally living around the mouth of the [[Niobrara River],] Nebraska, but was later removed to the Indian Territory. ... The Iowa (also spelled Ioway) are a Native American people. ...


The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by the riverbanks that would later become the city of Omaha in 1804, and met on Council Bluff at a point about 20 miles (30 km) north of present-day Omaha, at which point they met with the Otoe. That same area saw the development of Fort Lisa in 1806; Fort Atkinson in 1819; and Cabanne's Trading Post, built in 1822. The Mormons built a town called Cutler's Park in the area in 1846. Lewis and Clark redirects here. ... Fort Atkinson was the first United States Army post to be established west of the Missouri River in the United States. ... Fort Lisa was started by famed fur trapper Manuel Lisa in North Omaha, Nebraska in 1806, may have been were Sacagawea died, and was home to several firsts in Nebraska history. ... Fort Atkinson was the first United States Army post estabished west of the Missouri River in the United States. ... Cabannes Trading Post was established in 1822 by the American Fur Company as Fort Robidoux, named for the fur trapper Joseph Robidoux. ... The term Mormon is a colloquial name, most-often used to refer to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... Winter Quarters, Nebraska, was an encampment formed by approximately 3,500 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they awaited better conditions for their trek westward during the winter of 1846-1847. ...


Founding and settlement

Before it was legal to claim land in Indian Country, William D. Brown was operating the Lone Tree Ferry to bring settlers from Council Bluffs to the area that became Omaha. Brown is generally credited as having the first vision for a city where Omaha now sits. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 was presaged by the staking out of claims around the area that was to become Omaha by residents from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. With the founding of the city on July 4, 1854, the Omaha Claim Club was formed to provide vigilante justice for claim jumpers and others who infringed on the land of many of the city's founding fathers. Some of this land was later used to entice Nebraska Territory legislators in an area called Scriptown. The violent tactics used by the Claim Club to secure land were later nullified by the U.S. Supreme Court, who ruled against numerous landowners in Baker v. Morton. Indian Territory in 1836 Indian Territory in 1891 Indian Territory, also known as Indian Country, Indian territory or the Indian territories, was the land set aside within the United States for the use of Native Americans (Indians). The general borders were set by the Indian Intercourse Act of 1834. ... William D. Brown (1813-February 3, 1868) was the first pioneer envision building a city where Omaha, Nebraska sits today. ... The Lone Tree Ferry, later known as the Council Bluffs and Nebraska Ferry Company, was the crossing of the Missouri River at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska, US, that was established in 1850 by William D. Brown. ... The Grenville M. Dodge House, built in 1869 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ... This 1856 map shows slave states (grey), free states (red), and US territories (green) with Kansas in center (white). ... The Grenville M. Dodge House, built in 1869 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ... The Omaha Claim Club, also called the Omaha Township Claim Association[1] and the Omaha Land Company, was organized in 1854 for the purpose of encourag[ing] the building of a city[2] and protecting members claims in the area platted for Omaha City in the Nebraska Territory. ... For other uses, see Vigilante (disambiguation). ... The term Claim Jumper is attributed to the California Gold Rush; a claim jumper was someone who stole someone elses mining claim. ... The following people were founding figures of Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Unicameral convene at the Nebraska State Capitol. ... Scriptown was the name of the first subdivision in the history of Omaha, which at the time was located in Nebraska Territory. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Baker v. ...


Most of Omaha's pioneers and founding figures are buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, next to soldiers from Fort Omaha, and early European immigrants and African Americans. There are several other historical cemeteries in Omaha, as well. From the second generation of Omaha's leadership to now, many notable and average Omahans have been buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in far North Omaha. The following people were founding figures of Omaha, Nebraska. ... Prospect Hill Cemetery, located between 31st and 33rd Streets and Parker and Grant Streets in North Omaha, Nebraska, is Omahas oldest pioneer cemetery. ... Fort Omaha was a United States Army installation built in the vicinity of modern-day North Omaha, Nebraska. ... Forest Lawn Cemetery, also known as Forest Lawn Memorial Park, is located at 7909 Morman Bridge Road in Omaha, Nebraska. ...


Early development

The Hotel Fontenelle, formerly located in downtown Omaha.
The Hotel Fontenelle, formerly located in downtown Omaha.

In the late 19th and early 20th century, new immigrants created a variety of ethnic enclaves throughout the city, including Little Italy, Near North Side, Sheelytown, and Little Bohemia. Most of these communities were close to where men worked at the Omaha Stockyards, Jobbers Canyon and the Union Pacific Railroad Yards in East Omaha. Four of five major meatpacking companies were located in Omaha. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Little Italy is a neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Historically the home to the citys Italian population, Little Italy was the source for much of Omahas bootlegging during Prohibition, many laborers for the Union Pacific railroad, and the Santa Lucia Procession, which started in 1924 and continues annually. ... The Near North Side of Omaha, Nebraska is the neighborhood immediately north of downtown. ... Sheelytown was a historic neighborhood in South Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Located just north of the Union Stockyards, Sheelytown was named for the Sheely Brothers Packing Houses that were located in the area. ... Little Bohemia is a historic neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Union Stockyards of Omaha, Nebraska were founded in 1883 in South Omaha by the Union Stockyards Company. ... Jobbers Canyon Historic District was a large industrial and warehouse area comprised of 24 buildings located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... Union Pacific redirects here. ... East Omaha is a geographically designated community located in Omaha, Nebraska. ...


In contrast, beginning in the late 1800s Omaha's upper class lived in posh suburbs throughout the city, including the south and north Gold Coast neighborhoods, Bemis Park, Field Club and throughout Midtown. They traveled the city's sprawling park system on boulevards designed by renowned landscape architect Horace Cleveland. The Omaha Horse Railway, pulled by horses, carried passengers throughout the city, as did the Omaha Cable Tramway Company. The Gold Coast Historic District is located in Midtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District is located in north Omaha, Nebraska. ... Field Club is a neighborhood located in Midtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... Midtown may refer to: // Midtown Manhattan, a part of the borough of Manhattan in New York City Midtown Miami in Miami, Florida Midtown Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri Midtown Atlanta, in Atlanta, Georgia Midtown Houston in Houston, Texas Midtown, Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee Midtown, Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Midtown... Docks at Dodge Park. ... Boulevards in Omaha are part of a park and boulevard system originally designed in 1889 by Horace Cleveland. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Landscape architecture. ... Cleveland, Horace William Shaler (1814-1900). ... The Cable Tramway Company of Omaha, Nebraska started in 1884 and ended in 1895. ...


Gambling, drinking and prostitution were widespread and controlled by Omaha's political boss, Tom Dennison, with support from Omaha's "perpetual" mayor, "Cowboy Jim" Dahlman, nicknamed for his long tenure. Prostitution was rampant in the city's Burnt District and later in the Sporting District. In 1898 Omaha 's leadership created the Trans-Mississippi Exposition, touted as a celebration of agricultural and industrial growth throughout the Midwest, along with the Indian Congress, which drew more than 500 American Indians from across the country. More than 2,000,000 visitors attended the event, held in the Kountze Place subdivision of the city. 1869 tobacco label featuring Boss Tweed A boss, in political science, is a person who wields de facto power over a particular political region or constituency. ... Tom Dennison, aka The Old Grey Wolf (? 1858 - February 1934) was the early 20th century political boss of Omaha, Nebraska. ... James Charles Dahlman (December 15, 1856 - January 21, 1930), also known as Jim Dahlman, Cowboy Jim and Mayor Jim, was an eight-term mayor of Omaha, Nebraska, serving the city for 23 years. ... The Burnt District was the original red light district in Omaha, Nebraska in the late 1800s. ... The Sporting District was an area near 16th and Harney Streets in Omaha, Nebraska where city boss Tom Dennison kept the majority of his gambling, drinking and prostitution interests from the late 1900s until the end of his reign in 1933. ... Categories: United States-related stubs | Worlds Fairs ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Omaha Tribe encampment at the Indian Congress The Indian Congress occurred from August 4 to October 31, 1898 in Omaha, Nebraska, in conjunction with the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition. ... Note that this classification is now considered incorrect and should not be used in everyday writing. ... The Kountze Place neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska is a historically significant community on the citys north end. ...


Later development

Paul Tibbets waving from the Enola Gay before the bombing of Hiroshima
Paul Tibbets waving from the Enola Gay before the bombing of Hiroshima

After a tumultuous 1930s during the Great Depression, Omaha rebounded with the development of Offutt Air Force Base just south of the city. The Glenn L. Martin Company operated a factory there in the 1940s that produced 521 B-29 Superfortresses, including the Enola Gay and Bockscar. The construction of Interstates 80, 480 and 680, along with the North Omaha Freeway, spurred development but caused controversy, particularly in North Omaha, which was bisected by new routes.[12] In 1969, Woodmen Tower was completed and became Omahas tallest building and first major skyscraper of Omaha at 478 ft. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1113x1376, 203 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Paul Tibbets ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1113x1376, 203 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Paul Tibbets ... Colonel Paul Tibbets Jr. ... Colonel Paul Tibbets waving from Enola Gays cockpit before the bombing of Hiroshima. ... Offutt Air Force Base (Offutt AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force and a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Boeing Model 341/345) was a four-engine heavy bomber flown by the United States Army Air Force. ... Colonel Paul Tibbets waving from Enola Gays cockpit before the bombing of Hiroshima. ... Bockscar nose art. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Interstate 480 is a loop highway that connects downtown Omaha, Nebraska (at a junction with Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 75) with Council Bluffs, Iowa (at a junction with Interstate 29). ... Interstate 680 in Nebraska and Iowa is the northern bypass freeway for the Omaha, Nebraska-Council Bluffs, Iowa metropolitan area. ... U.S. Route 75 is a north-south U.S. Highway. ... North Omaha is in the Missouri River bluffs above Eppley Airfield and Carter Lake North Omaha is a staggeringly diverse area in Omaha, Nebraska that is defined by its historical and modern neighborhoods, as well as its diverse racial and socio-economic composition. ... The Woodman Tower is a 478 ft (146 m) high-rise building in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ...


From the 1990s Omaha has continued expanding and growing. One First National Center, or First National Bank Tower was completed in 2002 and replaced the Woodmen Tower as the tallest building in Omaha at 638 ft (194 m) The creation of NoDo included the construction of the Qwest Arena and the Slowdown/Film Streams development at 14th and Webster Streets. New construction has occurred throughout the city, with important developments in Downtown Omaha, the former Ak-Sar-Ben facility, and around West Omaha. View of Downtown Omaha looking west from the Gene Leahy Mall Downtown Omaha is the central business, government and social core of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, and is located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Qwest Arena (formerly Bank of America Centre) is multi-purpose arena in Boise, Idaho. ... The Slowdown complex is a Saddle Creek Records-generated combination of a live music venue, shops, restaurants and apartments in Omaha, Nebraska, located at 729 North 14 Street. ... Film Streams is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of Omaha, Nebraska, and the surrounding region through the presentation and discussion of film. ... View of Downtown Omaha looking west from the Gene Leahy Mall. ... Ak-Sar-Ben (also Aksarben) was an indoor arena and horse racing complex in Omaha, Nebraska. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Civil Rights Movement in Omaha

The civil rights movement in Omaha has roots that extend back to 1912, when a chapter was founded of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In 1928 the Urban League of Nebraska started the first chapter in the western United States, sited in North Omaha. Both of these organizations continue to be active in Omaha. Student and youth activism in Omaha led to the creation of two local groups: Creighton University's DePorres Club, started in 1947, and the Black Association for Nationalism Through Unity (BANTU), popular throughout the 1960s. The Civil rights movement in Omaha, Nebraska has roots that extend back until at least 1912. ... See also: American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) The civil rights movement in the United States has been a long, primarily nonviolent struggle to bring full civil rights and equality under the law to all Americans. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, generally pronounced as EN Double AY SEE PEE) is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. ... National Urban League Logo The National Urban League is a non-profit, nonpartisan, civil rights and community-based movement that advocates on behalf of Black Americans and against racial discrimination. ... North Omaha is in the Missouri River bluffs above Eppley Airfield and Carter Lake North Omaha is a staggeringly diverse area in Omaha, Nebraska that is defined by its historical and modern neighborhoods, as well as its diverse racial and socio-economic composition. ... Students occupying Sheffield town hall over the introduction of higher education fees Student activism is work done by students to effect political, environmental, economic, or social change. ... Youth activism is best summarized as youth voice engaged in community organizing for social change. ... Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America. ... The DePorres Club was an early pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement in Omaha, Nebraska, whose goals and tactics foreshadowed the efforts of civil rights activists throughout the nation in the 1960s. ...


Cityscape

Omaha's skyline as seen from the northeast in Iowa

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Metropolitan area

Main article: Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area
Satellite photo showing Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa
Satellite photo showing Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa

The Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area consists of eight counties; five in Nebraska and three in Iowa. In descending order of population, they are: The Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area is a metropolitan area comprised of the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and surrounding areas. ... Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA - June 2003 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs, Iowa Eppley Airfield Categories: NASA images ... Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA - June 2003 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs, Iowa Eppley Airfield Categories: NASA images ...

The Omaha-Council Bluffs Combined Statistical Area is comprised of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Fremont Micropolitan Statistical Area; the CSA has a population of 858,720 (2005 Census Bureau estimate). Omaha ranks as the 43rd-largest city in the United States, and is the core city of its 60th-largest metropolitan area. Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. ... Sarpy County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Location in the state of Iowa Formed Seat Council Bluffs and Avoca Area  - Total  - Water 2,486 km² (960 mi²) 15 km² (6 mi²) 0. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Saunders County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Mills County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... Fremont is a city located in eastern Nebraska, in Dodge County, near Omaha. ... United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ...


Neighborhoods

Downtown-green, Midtown-red, North-brown, South-tan, West-blue

Omaha is generally divided into five geographic areas: Downtown, Midtown, North Omaha, South Omaha and West Omaha. There is also small community in East Omaha. The neighborhoods of Omaha, Nebraska are a diverse collection of community areas and specific enclaves. ... View of Downtown Omaha looking west from the Gene Leahy Mall. ... Midtown is a geographic area of Omaha, Nebraska that is a culturally, socially and economically important area of the city. ... North Omaha is in the Missouri River bluffs above Eppley Airfield and Carter Lake North Omaha is a staggeringly diverse area in Omaha, Nebraska that is defined by its historical and modern neighborhoods, as well as its diverse racial and socio-economic composition. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... View of Downtown Omaha looking west from the Gene Leahy Mall. ... Midtown is a geographic area of Omaha, Nebraska that is a culturally, socially and economically important area of the city. ... North Omaha is in the Missouri River bluffs above Eppley Airfield and Carter Lake North Omaha is a staggeringly diverse area in Omaha, Nebraska that is defined by its historical and modern neighborhoods, as well as its diverse racial and socio-economic composition. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... East Omaha is a geographically designated community located in Omaha, Nebraska. ...


The city has a wide range of historical and new neighborhoods and suburbs that reflect its socioeconomic diversity. Early neighborhood development of ethnic enclaves, including Little Italy, Little Bohemia and Greek Town, have given way to gated communities. Recently, Omahans have made strides to revitalize a healthy and vibrant downtown area, including the redevelopment of the Old Market and the designation of the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District. At the turn of the century the City of Omaha annexed several surrounding communities, including Florence, Dundee and Benson. At the same time, the city annexed all of South Omaha, including its historic neighborhoods such as Dahlman and Burlington Road. From its first annexation in 1857 (of East Omaha) to its recent and controversial annexation of Elkhorn, Omaha has constantly had an eye towards growth. Socioeconomics is the study of the social and economic impacts of any product or service offering, market intervention or other activity on an economy as a whole and on the companies, organization and individuals who are its main economic actors. ... Little Italy is a neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Historically the home to the citys Italian population, Little Italy was the source for much of Omahas bootlegging during Prohibition, many laborers for the Union Pacific railroad, and the Santa Lucia Procession, which started in 1924 and continues annually. ... Little Bohemia is a historic neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. ... ... In its modern form, a gated community is a form of closed community, characterized by a controlled entrance for pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles, usually staffed by full-time, private security guards, that leads into one or more small residential streets, with walls or fences surrounding the perimeter of the entire... View of Downtown Omaha looking west from the Gene Leahy Mall. ... Drastic Plastic Spaghetti Works The Old Market a neighborhood located immediately south of downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District, roughly bounded by Jackson, 15th, and 8th Streets, as well as the Union Pacific main line, is located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... Florence is a neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska on the citys north end. ... Dundee is an historic neighborhood located at and around 50th and Underwood Streets in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. ... Benson is an increasingly trendy district in Omaha, Nebraska. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The Dahlman neighborhood is located south of downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Burlington Road neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska is is bordered by South 42nd Street on the west, L Street on the south, Interstate 80 on the north and Dahlman Avenue on the east. ... East Omaha is a geographically designated community located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Elkhorn was a municipality in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. ...


Landmark preservation

The Joslyn Castle is home to the Joslyn Castle Institute, a nonprofit environmental organization.
The Joslyn Castle is home to the Joslyn Castle Institute, a nonprofit environmental organization.
Main article: List of Registered Historic Places in Douglas County, Nebraska

Omaha is home to dozens of nationally, regionally and locally significant landmarks. The city has more than a dozen historic districts, including Fort Omaha Historic District, Gold Coast Historic District, Omaha Quartermaster Depot Historic District, Field Club Historic District, Bemis Park Historic District, and the South Omaha Main Street Historic District. Omaha is notorious for its 1989 demolition of 24 buildings in the Jobbers Canyon Historic District, which represented the largest loss of buildings on the National Register ever lost to date.[13] The only original building still standing is the Nash Block. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 4. ... The George and Sarah Joslyn Home, known locally as Joslyn Castle, is located at 3902 Davenport Street in the Gold Coast Historic District of Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Built in the Scottish Baronial style in 1903, the Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. ... Landmarks in Omaha, Nebraska are designated by a range of sources, including the City of Omaha and the National Park Service. ... A historic district in the United States is a group of buildings, properties or sites that have been designated by one of several entites on different levels as historically or architecturally significant. ... Fort Omaha is an Indian War-era United States Army supply installation where the important trial of Standing Bear v. ... The Gold Coast Historic District is located in Midtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Omaha Quartermaster Depot Historic District, including several brick structures built in Italianate and other styles, was built for the U.S. Army between 1881 and 1894. ... The South Omaha Main Street Historic District, located in South Omaha, Nebraska, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. ... Jobbers Canyon Historic District was a large industrial and warehouse area comprised of 24 buildings located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Nash Block, also known as the McKesson-Robbins Warehouse and currently as The Greenhouse, is located at 902-912 Farnam Street in Omaha, Nebraska. ...


Omaha has almost one hundred individual properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Bank of Florence, Holy Family Church, the Christian Specht Building and the Joslyn Castle. There are also three properties designated as highly-selective National Historic Landmarks. Locally-designated landmarks including residential, commercial, religious, educational, agricultural and socially-significant locations across the city accentuate Omaha's cultural legacy and important history. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... The Bank of Florence was an early wildcat bank located at 8502 North 30th Street in Florence, Nebraska Territory. ... Holy Family Church was built in 1883 at 915 North 18th Street, at the intersections of 18th and Izard Streets in North Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Christian Specht Building is located at 1110 Douglas Street in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The George and Sarah Joslyn Home, known locally as Joslyn Castle, is located at 3902 Davenport Street in the Gold Coast Historic District of Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Built in the Scottish Baronial style in 1903, the Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


Culture

Main article: Culture in Omaha
Joslyn Art Museum's tiled Fountain Court
Joslyn Art Museum's tiled Fountain Court

Omaha is home to the Omaha Community Playhouse, the largest community theater in the United States.[14] The Omaha Symphony Orchestra and its modern Holland Performing Arts Center[15], the Opera Omaha at the Orpheum theater, the Blue Barn Theatre, and The Rose Theater form the backbone of Omaha's performing arts community. The culture of Omaha, Nebraska has been defined by African American music and college sports, as well as local cuisine and community theatre. ... Culture in North Omaha, Nebraska, the north end of Omaha, is defined by socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and political divisions among its residents. ... Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 4616 KB) Fountain court at the Joslyn Art Museum Taken 01/2004 by Dan Smith File links The following pages link to this file: Omaha, Nebraska Joslyn Art Museum Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Joslyn Fountain Court Image:Joslyn Fountain Court. ... Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 4616 KB) Fountain court at the Joslyn Art Museum Taken 01/2004 by Dan Smith File links The following pages link to this file: Omaha, Nebraska Joslyn Art Museum Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Joslyn Fountain Court Image:Joslyn Fountain Court. ... The museums tiled Fountain Court The museums main atrium (seen here from the south) contains a café and gift shop. ... The Omaha Community Playhouse, located at 69th and Underwood Streets in Omaha, Nebraska, is a nationally recognized community theater. ... Community Theatre is a very popular form of theatre in which all or most of the participants are unpaid or amateur in the most literal definition of the word. ... The Omaha Symphony Orchestra is a community-based orchestra performing numerous concerts annually in Omaha, Nebraska and throughout the region. ... The Holland Performing Arts Center is a performing arts center located on 13th and Douglas Streets in downtown Omaha, Nebraska; it opened in October 2005. ... Opera Omaha is an opera company in Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Orpheum Theater is also a concert venue. ... The Blue Barn Theatre, located at 614 S 11th Street in Omaha, Nebraska, is a nationally recognized theater. ... Theatre in Omaha has existed since the founding of the city in 1856. ...


Opened in 1931, the Joslyn Art Museum has significant art collections.[16] Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children's Museum has been a place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. The largest urban artists' colony in the world, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, was founded in Omaha in 1981[17], and the Durham Western Heritage Museum is accredited with the Smithsonian Institution for traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian[18]. The annual Omaha Blues, Jazz, & Gospel Festival celebrates local music along with the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame. The museums tiled Fountain Court The museums main atrium (seen here from the south) contains a café and gift shop. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... The Durham Western Heritage Museum, is located in the city of Omaha in the U. S. State of Nebraska. ... The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ... The Omaha Blues, Jazz, & Gospel Festival is an annual event of blues, jazz and gospel music that has been held at Rosenblatt Stadium in South Omaha and Fort Omaha in North Omaha, Nebraska in August. ... The Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame, or the OBMHoF, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to celebrate, document and honour the legacy of the many top vocalists and musicians whose musical careers began in the metropolitan area of Omaha, Nebraska. ...


In 1955 Omaha's Union Stockyards overtook Chicago's stockyards as the United States' meat packing center, and this legacy is reflected in Omaha's renowned steakhouses like Gorat's and the recently closed Mister C's, as well as through the retail chain Omaha Steaks. The Union Stockyards of Omaha, Nebraska were founded in 1883 in South Omaha by the Union Stockyards Company. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... A griddle-cooked T-bone steak at Gorats Gorats Steak House is a restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Mister Cs Steakhouse Mister Cs Steak House is a landmark restaurant at 30th and Fort Streets in North Omaha, Nebraska. ... Omaha Steaks is a family business founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1917 that manufactures, markets, packages, and distributes various custom cuts of steaks and hamburgers, red meats and other food products. ...

Entrance to the Henry Doorly Zoo
Entrance to the Henry Doorly Zoo

The Henry Doorly Zoo is widely considered one of the premier zoos in the world.[19] It houses the world's largest indoor rainforest exhibit, indoor desert exhibit, and nocturnal animal exhibit, the largest cat complex in North America, and one of the country's best aquariums outside of SeaWorld. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 429 pixelsFull resolution (2250 × 1206 pixel, file size: 704 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Henry Doorly Zoo User:Cburnett/GFDL... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 429 pixelsFull resolution (2250 × 1206 pixel, file size: 704 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Henry Doorly Zoo User:Cburnett/GFDL... The Henry Doorly Zoo is a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. ... For the unrelated theme park with a similar name in Australia, see Sea World. ...


Omaha's historic downtown area known as the Old Market boasts an incredible history of its own. The entire twelve city blocks that it rests on are recognized by the National Register of Historical Places. Today its warehouses and other buildings house shops, restaurants, bars, and art galleries. Drastic Plastic Spaghetti Works The Old Market a neighborhood located immediately south of downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ...


The Omaha Botanical Gardens features 100 acres (40 hectares), while the new Kenefick Park recognizes Union Pacific's long history in Omaha. Omaha Botanical Gardens (100 acres), also known as Lauritzen Gardens, are botanical gardens and an arboretum located at 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... Omaha Botanical Gardens (100 acres), also known as Lauritzen Gardens, are botanical gardens and an arboretum located at 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska. ...


North Omaha is the home to several historical cultural attractions, including the Dreamland Historical Project, Love’s Jazz & Art Center, and the John Beasley Theater. The annual River City Roundup is celebrated at Fort Omaha; Florence Days celebrate Florence history, and; Native Omaha Days is a biennial event celebrating Near North Side heritage. North Omaha is in the Missouri River bluffs above Eppley Airfield and Carter Lake Further information: List of articles related to North Omaha, Nebraska North Omaha is an area in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, that is defined by its historical and modern neighborhoods, as well as its diverse racial and... Culture in North Omaha, Nebraska, the north end of Omaha, is defined by socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and political divisions among its residents. ... The Jewell Building is landmark in North Omaha, Nebraska built in 1923 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Fort Omaha was a United States Army installation built in the vicinity of modern-day North Omaha, Nebraska. ... Florence is a neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska on the citys north end. ... Florence is a neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska on the citys north end. ... Native Omaha Days is an bi-annual event in North Omaha, Nebraska celebrating the communitys historical and cultural legacies. ... The Near North Side of Omaha, Nebraska is the neighborhood immediately north of downtown. ...


There is a long history of religious influence throughout the Omaha area. The city's Christian community includes several historical churches dating from the founding of the city, as well as small, medium and megachurches. Omaha hosts the only LDS temple in Nebraska, along with a significant Jewish community. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha includes 152 parishes, while there are several Orthodox Christian congregations throughout the city, as well. The interior of Rev. ... The Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple is the 104th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the midwestern region of the United States. ... The term Cucumber may refer to: The Eastern Orthodox Church: the Eastern Christian churches of Byzantine tradition that adhere to the seven Ecumenical Councils. ...


Sports

Main entrance to the Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Main entrance to the Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Further information: Trails in Omaha

Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium is home to the Omaha Royals minor-league baseball team (the AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals). Since 1950, it has hosted the annual NCAA College World Series men's baseball tournament in mid-June.[20] However there are controversial plans to build a new stadium downtown. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... A crowd gathered for the 2006 College World Series Championship game at Rosenblatt Stadium. ... Wehrspann Lake Trail at the Chalco Hills Recreation Area in southwest Omaha. ... Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium is a baseball stadium which was built in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska; it serves as the home of both the minor league Omaha Royals and the annual NCAA Division I College World Series. ... League Pacific Coast League Division American Conference Year founded 1969 Major League affiliation Kansas City Royals Home ballpark Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium Previous home ballparks {{{previous ballparks}}} City Omaha, Nebraska Current uniform colors blue, red Previous uniform colors blue, gold Logo design A red, capital O outlined in blue with a... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... NCAA redirects here. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ...


A tribute to Omaha's meatpacking past, the Omaha Beef indoor football team plays at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. The Omaha Beef are a professional arena football team. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within ice hockey arenas. ... Omaha Civic Auditorium is a multi-purpose convention center in Omaha, Nebraska. ...


The Creighton University Bluejays compete in a number of NCAA Division I sports. In addition to baseball they play soccer at Morrison Stadium and basketball at the Qwest Center. Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America. ... The Creighton Bluejays, or Jays, are the athletic teams of Creighton University, a Jesuit/Catholic University located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Michael G. Morrison, S.J., Stadium is a 6,000-capacity soccer-specific stadium located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... This article is about the sport. ... Qwest Center Omaha is an arena and convention center facility in Omaha, Nebraska. ...


Ice hockey is a popular spectator sport in Omaha. The two Omaha-area teams are the Omaha Lancers, a USHL team that plays in the neighboring city of Council Bluffs at the Mid-America Center[21] and the University of Nebraska at Omaha Mavericks, an NCAA Division I team that plays at the Qwest Center. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Omaha Lancers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... The Mid-America Center is an arena and convention center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska. ... The University of Nebraska at Omaha, founded 1908 as the University of Omaha, is the Omaha, Nebraska, campus of the University of Nebraska system, and is the second-largest institution of higher education in Nebraska (after the University of Nebraska–Lincoln), located in the metropolitan area. ... The schools sports teams are called the Mavericks. ...


Omaha has a thriving running community and many miles of paved running and biking trails throughout the city and surrounding communities. Chief among these is the Keystone Trail. The Omaha Marathon, which also includes a Half Marathon and 10K race, takes place annually in September.


Omaha is the birthplace of numerous important historical and modern sports figures, including Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Gibson; 1989 American League Rookie of the Year Gregg Olson; NFL Running back Ahman Green; Heisman Trophy winners Nile Kinnick, Johnny Rodgers, and Eric Crouch; Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers; and champion tennis player Andy Roddick. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... For other uses, see Bob Gibson (disambiguation). ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... This article is about Gregg Olson, the pitcher, who must not be confused with Greg Olson, the catcher. ... Ahman Rashad Green (born February 16, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.) is an American football running back who plays for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Heisman redirects here. ... Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. ... John Steve Rodgers (born July 5, 1951 in Omaha, Nebraska) was an American college football superstar voted the University of Nebraskas Player of the Century. ... Eric Eugene Crouch (born November 16, 1978 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American football quarterback who played for the University of Nebraska football team and is currently a quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Gale Eugene Sayers (b. ... Andrew Stephen Andy Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. ...

Professional Sports in Omaha
Club Sport League Venue Championships
Omaha Royals Baseball AAA minor league Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha Beef Indoor football United Indoor Football Omaha Civic Auditorium
Omaha Lancers Hockey United States Hockey League Wester Division Mid-America Center
Nebraska Extreme Semi-professional football American Professional Football League Unknown

League Pacific Coast League Division American Conference Year founded 1969 Major League affiliation Kansas City Royals Home ballpark Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium Previous home ballparks {{{previous ballparks}}} City Omaha, Nebraska Current uniform colors blue, red Previous uniform colors blue, gold Logo design A red, capital O outlined in blue with a... This article is about the sport. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium is a baseball stadium which was built in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska; it serves as the home of both the minor league Omaha Royals and the annual NCAA Division I College World Series. ... The Omaha Beef are a professional arena football team. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within ice hockey arenas. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... Omaha Civic Auditorium is a multi-purpose convention center in Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Omaha Lancers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... The Mid-America Center is an arena and convention center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska. ... The American Professional Football League (APFL) is an indoor football league based in the midwestern United States that began play in 2003. ...

Music

Main article: Music of Omaha

Omaha has a rich history in rhythm & blues and jazz as the home ground for a number of influential bands, including Anna Mae Winburn's Cotton Club Boys and Lloyd Hunter's Seranaders. Homegrown talent includes rock and roll pioneer Wynonie Harris, jazz great Preston Love, drummer Buddy Miles, Luigi Waites, and many others. Doug Ingle from the late 60's band Iron Butterfly is also from Omaha. Music in Omaha, Nebraska has been a diverse and important influence in the culture of the city. ... Anna Mae Winburn (b. ... Cotton Club Boys was a 1930s Omaha-based territory band initially fronted by Anna Mae Winburn. ... Lloyd Hunter was a trumpeter and big band leader from North Omaha, Nebraska. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Wynonie Mr. ... Preston Love (1921-2004) was a renowned alto saxophonist from North Omaha, Nebraska. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Luigi Waites is a Jazz drummer and vibraphonist from Omaha, Nebraska. ... Ingle is best known for his work on the 1968 hit In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. ... For other uses, see Iron Butterfly (disambiguation). ...


Contemporary music groups either located in or originally from Omaha include Mannheim Steamroller, Bright Eyes, The Faint, Cursive, Azure Ray, 49 cents, Tilly and the Wall and 311. The late indie-folk singer/songwriter Elliott Smith was also from Omaha. During the late 1990s, Omaha became nationally known as the birthplace of Saddle Creek Records, and the subsequent "Omaha Sound" was borne from their bands' collective style.[22] Omaha also has a fledgling hip hop scene that includes Pigeon John, Mars Black and long-time bastion Houston Alexander, a one-time graffiti artist and current local hip-hop radio show host.[23] Cerone Thomas, known as Scrybe, has had a number one single on college radio stations across the United States.[24] Mannheim Steamroller is an 18th century classical rock group founded by Chip Davis, and co-founded by Jackson Berkey, well-known for their modern recordings of holiday music (notably Christmas). ... Bright Eyes is a band consisting of singer-songwriter/guitarist Conor Oberst, multi-instrumentalist/producer Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omahas indie music scene. ... The Faint is an indie rock/synth pop band. ... Cursive is an indie rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, on Saddle Creek Records. ... Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink of Azure Ray Azure Ray is an American indie duo, consisting of musicians Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink. ... Tilly and the Wall is an indie pop group from Omaha, Nebraska. ... 311 (pronounced three eleven) is a band, from Omaha, Nebraska. ... For the self-titled album, see Elliott Smith (album). ... Saddle Creek Records is an independent record label based in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Pigeon John is a prolific Christian, American underground rapper, based in Los Angeles, California. ... Mars Black is an Omaha, Nebraska based hip-hop artist, born in Brooklyn, New York. ... The Assassin Houston Alexander (born March 22, 1972) is an American mixed martial artist, currently fighting at light heavyweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ...


A long heritage of ethic and cultural bands have come from Omaha. While the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame celebrates the city's long history of African American music, the Strathdon Caledonia Pipe Band carries on a Scottish legacy in Omaha. Internationally renowned classical conductor Antonín Dvořák wrote his 9th Symphony: From The New World after visiting Omaha's robust Czech communitiy in 1893 based on his impressions of the region.[25] In the period surrounding World War I Valentin J. Peter encouraged Germans in Omaha to celebrate their rich musical heritage, too, with Frederick Metz, Gottlieb Storz and Frederick Krug were all influential brewers in the city whose beer gardens kept many German bands active throughout the city. The Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame, or the OBMHoF, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to celebrate, document and honour the legacy of the many top vocalists and musicians whose musical careers began in the metropolitan area of Omaha, Nebraska. ... Antonín Dvořák Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( , often anglicized DVOR-zhak; September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of romantic music, who employed the idioms and melodies of the folk music of his native Bohemia and Moravia in symphonic, oratorial, chamber and operatic works. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Germans in Omaha immigrated to the city of Omaha, Nebraska, when it was founded in 1854, and maintained a high cultural, social and political profile locally and nationally through the 1930s. ... Frederick Metz (1832 - 1901) founded and owned the Metz Brewery in Omaha, Nebraska for forty years. ... A typical beer garden in Munich A beer garden is an open-air area where alcohol is legally served. ...


Film

A 1939 Union Pacific promo poster.
A 1939 Union Pacific promo poster.

In 1939, the world premiere of the film Union Pacific was held in Omaha, Nebraska and the accompanying three-day celebration drew 250,000 people. A special train from Hollywood to Omaha carried director Cecil B. DeMille and stars Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea. Omaha's Girls and Boys Town was made famous by the Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney movie "Boys Town". Image File history File links 369842. ... Image File history File links 369842. ... Union Pacific is a 1939 film about the building of the railroad across the American West. ... Union Pacific is a 1939 film about the building of the railroad across the American West. ... ... Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was one of the most successful filmmakers during the first half of the 20th century. ... Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress of film, stage, and screen . ... Joel Albert McCrea, (November 5, 1905 - October 20, 1990) was an American film actor. ... A view of Girls and Boys Town Girls and Boys Town (formerly Boys Town) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care of at-risk children. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Actor Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USO. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr. ... Boys Town is a 1938 film based on (real-world) Father Flanagans work with a group of disadvantaged and delinquent boys in a home that he founded and named Boys Town. ...


Omaha has been showcased in recent years by a handful of relatively big budget motion pictures. The city's most extensive exposure can be accredited to Omaha native Alexander Payne, the Oscar-nominated director who shot parts of About Schmidt, Citizen Ruth and Election in the city and suburbs of Papillion and LaVista. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an Academy Award winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... About Schmidt is a 2002 American film directed by Alexander Payne and starring Jack Nicholson as Warren Schmidt and Hope Davis as his daughter Jeannie. ... Citizen Ruth is a 1996 film that tells a story of a poor, irresponsible, and pregnant woman who unexpectedly attracts attention from those involved in the debate about the morality and legality of abortion. ... This article is about the 1999 film Election. ...


The demolition of the Cinerama Indian Hills Theater by Nebraska Methodist Hospital represented a real loss to American cinematic history.[26] The Dundee Theatre is the lone surviving single-screen movie theater in Omaha and still shows films.[27] Cinerama is the trademarked name for a widescreen process which works by simultaneously projecting images from three synchronized 35 mm projectors onto a huge, deeply-curved screen, subtending 146° of arc, and for the corporation which was formed to market it. ... The Indian Hills Theater in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, was built in 1962 as a movie theater showcasing films in the Cinerama wide-screen format. ... The Dundee Theatre is an historic 475-seat movie theater located at 4952 Dodge St. ...


A recent development to the Omaha film scene was the addition of the Ruth Sokolof Theater in NoDo. The two-screen theater features new American independents, foreign films, and documentaries, as well as classics, themed series, and director retrospectives. It is operated by the nonprofit arts organization Film Streams, which was founded by Omaha native Rachel Jacobson. View of Downtown Omaha looking west from the Gene Leahy Mall Downtown Omaha is the central business, government and social core of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, and is located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Film Streams is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of Omaha, Nebraska, and the surrounding region through the presentation and discussion of film. ...


Media

Further information: Omaha Metro radio stations, Omaha Metro Television Stations, Omaha Metro Printed Media Outlets

The Omaha metropolitan area is served by the Omaha World-Herald, the city's major newspaper and the largest employee-owned newspaper in the United States, as well as The Reader, and Omaha Magazine. The Omaha Star, founded in 1938 in North Omaha, is Nebraska's only African American newspaper.[28] The city also has 4 television news stations. Category: ... Television Stations Serving the Omaha Metropolitan Area KMTV 3 -- CBS affiliate WOWT 6 -- NBC affiliate KETV 7 -- ABC affiliate KXVO 15 -- carries WB and i network programming KYNE 26 -- PBS affiliate; part of the Nebraska ETV Network KBIN 32 -- PBS affiliate; part of the Iowa Public Television network; licensed to... Print Omaha World-Herald,is the only local daily newspaper The Reader is the largest of the independent weeklies in the area newspaper Omaha Magazine Midlands Business Journal, local business newspaper Omaha Star historic black-owned newspaper in Omaha Category: ... The Omaha World-Herald, founded in 1885 by Gilbert M. Hitchcock, is Omahas primary local newspaper, with circulation throughout Nebraska and south-west Iowa. ... The Omaha Star was founded in 1938 in Omaha, Nebraska by Mildred Brown and her husband S. Edward Gilbert. ...


People

Fred and Adele Astaire circa 1906 in Omaha.
Fred and Adele Astaire circa 1906 in Omaha.

Omaha is the historic and modern birthplace and home of many notable politicians, actors, musicians, business leaders and cultural leaders. Activist and son of a Baptist minister, Malcolm X, first known as Malcolm Little, was born in Omaha in 1925. The Gerald Ford birthplace site memorializes the 38th President. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... The Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska marks the location of the house where U.S. President Gerald R. Ford was born in 1913. ...


Numerous actors, including Fred Astaire and Adele Astaire, Dorothy McGuire, Marlon Brando and Nick Nolte, were born in Omaha. Academy Award winner Henry Fonda also grew up in Omaha. Marlon Brando's mother encouraged Henry Fonda to pursue acting at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Mrs. Brando had helped found the playhouse. Montgomery Clift came from Omaha as well. His family's home still stands on South 33rd Street, a few blocks from that of Gerald Ford. Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... Adele Astaire, 1927 Lady Charles Cavendish (September 10, 1896 -January 25, 1981) [1], better known as Adele Astaire was an American dancer and entertainer. ... Dorothy McGuire and Kent Smith in The Spiral Staircase Dorothy Hackett McGuire (June 14, 1916 – September 13, 2001) was an American actress. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is a Oscar-nominated American actor, model, and producer. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... The Omaha Community Playhouse, located at 69th and Underwood Streets in Omaha, Nebraska, is a nationally recognized community theater. ... Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966) was an American Academy Award-nominated actor known by the stage name of Montgomery Clift. ...


Omaha's rich musical heritage includes legends such as Wynonie Harris, Preston Love, Buddy Miles, Calvin Keys, Eugene McDaniels and others. The modern music scene includes the members of 311 and Bright Eyes. Wynonie Mr. ... Preston Love (1921-2004) was a renowned alto saxophonist from North Omaha, Nebraska. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gene McDaniels (born Eugene Booker McDaniels, 12 February 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American musician. ... 311 (pronounced three eleven) is a band, from Omaha, Nebraska. ... Bright Eyes is a band consisting of singer-songwriter/guitarist Conor Oberst, multi-instrumentalist/producer Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omahas indie music scene. ...


Warren Buffett, the richest person in the world, lives in Omaha.[29] Warren Edward Buffett (b. ...

Further information: List of people from Omaha, Nebraska

Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z This is a list of people from Omaha, Nebraska. ...

Demographics

Omaha
Population by decade
1860 1,883
1870 16,083
1880 30,518
1890 140,452
1900 102,555
1910 124,096
1920 191,061
1930 214,006
1940 223,844
1950 251,117
1960 301,598
1970 346,929
1980 313,939
1990 335,795
2000 390,007
2006 427,872 (est.)

From the time that Omaha was settled in the 1850s, Jewish people, Mexicans, and African Americans, along with Czechs, Germans, and Poles filled the city with life and labor. New settlers frequently arrived in Omaha from across the Midwest, New England and New York as well. The Jewish community in Omaha, Nebraska has made significant cultural, economic and social contributions to the city. ... African Americans in Omaha, Nebraska are central to the development and growth of the 43rd largest city in the United States. ... Germans in Omaha immigrated to the city of Omaha, Nebraska, when it was founded in 1854, and maintained a high cultural, social and political profile locally and nationally through the 1930s. ... This article is about the Midwestern region in the United States. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... This article is about the state. ...


During the mid-1860s, Scandinavians from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark moved to Omaha, followed soon after by immigrants from Italy, Greece and southern and eastern Europe. Russian Jews settled in the Near North Side before moving in large numbers to the western suburbs in the 1950s and 1960s. Asians came from China and the Philippines, and from 1970 onward, Asians arrived from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. Beginning in the 1990s, a large Latino population arrived in South Omaha, along with refugees from Africa, especially from Somalia and the Sudan. // Early History Tradition places Jews in southern Russia, Armenia, and Georgia since before the days of the First Temple, and records exist from the fourth century showing that there were Armenian cities possessing Jewish populations ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 along with substantial Jewish settlements in the Crimea. ... The Near North Side of Omaha, Nebraska is the neighborhood immediately north of downtown. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ...


As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 390,007 people, 156,738 households, and 94,983 families residing within city limits. The population density is 3,370.7 people per square mile (1,301.5/km²). There are 165,731 housing units at an average density of 1,432.4/sq mi (553.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 78.39% White, 13.31% African American, 0.67% Native American, 1.74% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.91% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. 7.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 156,738 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% are non-families. 31.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.10. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the average age of the population is diverse with 25.6% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $40,006, and the median income for a family is $50,821. Males have a median income of $34,301 versus $26,652 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,756. 11.3% of the population and 7.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.6% of those under the age of 18 and 7.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Racial and ethnic tension

Omaha has been racially and ethnically diverse since its founding. At times rapid population change, overcrowded housing and job competition have aroused racial and ethnic tensions. The Greek Town Riot in 1909 flared after increased Greek immigration raised fears. Postwar tensions and job uncertainty contributed to the lynching of Willy Brown and the Omaha Race Riot of 1919, in a summer marked by riots in other major cities. In the 1960s there were several race-related riots in North Omaha, including one at the Logan Fontenelle Housing Project in the Near North Side community. The Black Panther Party was involved in tensions in the late 1960s, which culminated in the cause célèbre known as the Rice/Poindexter Case. Infantry deployed in the Near North Side to keep blacks in and whites out Further information: Timeline of Racial Tension in Omaha, Nebraska Further information: Civil Rights Movement in Omaha, Nebraska The local history of Racial Tension in Omaha, Nebraska predates the founding of the city and continues to this... The community of Greeks in Omaha, Nebraska has a history that extends back to the 1880s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Logan Fontenelle Housing Project was a historic public housing site located from 20th to 24th Streets, and from Paul to Seward Streets in the historic Near North Side neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska, United States. ... The Near North Side of Omaha, Nebraska is the neighborhood immediately north of downtown. ... The Black Panther Party (originally called the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was an African American organization founded to promote civil rights and self-defense. ... Look up cause célèbre in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Omahans David Rice (who later changed his name to Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa) and Edward Poindexter were accused and convicted of the murder of Omaha Police Officer Larry Minard, father of five, who died when a suitcase containing dynamite exploded in North Omaha on August 17, 1970. ...


In the late 1990s and early 2000s, gang violence and incidents between the Omaha Police Department and members of the African American community further aggravated relations between groups in north and South Omaha. The Omaha Police Department, commonly known as the OPD, is the principal law enforcement agency of the city of Omaha, Nebraska. ... North Omaha is in the Missouri River bluffs above Eppley Airfield and Carter Lake North Omaha is a staggeringly diverse area in Omaha, Nebraska that is defined by its historical and modern neighborhoods, as well as its diverse racial and socio-economic composition. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ...


Education

Further information: Colleges and universities of Omaha, Nebraska

Education in Omaha is provided by many private and public institutions. Omaha Public Schools runs the city's largest public school district and is the largest school district in Nebraska with more than 45,000 students in more than 75 schools.[citation needed] Millard Public schools in west Omaha has some of the highest ACT scores in the state, and has the largest high school in the state, Millard North High School. There are more than 10 colleges, universities, trade, and specialty schools in the Omaha metro area. Education in Omaha, Nebraska is provided by many private and public institutions. ... There are several colleges and universities in Omaha, Nebraska Metropolitan Community College University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska Medical Center Nebraska Christian College Nebraska Methodist College Bellevue University Clarkson College College of Saint Mary Creighton University Grace University ITT_Technical_Institute      Omaha topics History â€¢ Neighborhoods â€¢ Places and Landmarks â€¢ Parks â€¢ Architecture... Omaha Public Schools is the largest school district in the state of Nebraska. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ...


The Archdiocese of Omaha maintains a strong district of private Catholic schools with 21,500 students in 32 elementary schools and 9 high schools.[2]


Creighton University, ranked the top non-doctoral regional college in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report[30], maintains a 108-acre (0.4 km²) campus just outside of Downtown Omaha in the new NoDo district. The Jesuit-run institution has an enrollment of around 6,700 in its undergraduate, graduate, medical, and law schools. There are several other colleges and universities in Omaha, as well. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... View of Downtown Omaha looking west from the Gene Leahy Mall. ... View of Downtown Omaha looking west from the Gene Leahy Mall Downtown Omaha is the central business, government and social core of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, and is located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... There are several colleges and universities in Omaha, Nebraska Metropolitan Community College University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska Medical Center Nebraska Christian College Nebraska Methodist College Bellevue University Clarkson College College of Saint Mary Creighton University Grace University ITT_Technical_Institute      Omaha topics History â€¢ Neighborhoods â€¢ Places and Landmarks â€¢ Parks â€¢ Architecture...


In 2007, the Nebraska Legislature approved a plan to create a learning community for Omaha-area school districts with a central administrative board.[31] The Nebraska Legislature is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch. ... A learning community is a group of people who share common values and beliefs, are actively engaged in learning together from each other. ...


Economy

the Woodmen Tower and the Brandeis building in downtown
the Woodmen Tower and the Brandeis building in downtown

According to USA Today, Omaha ranks eighth among the nation's 50 largest cities in both per-capita billionaires and Fortune 500 companies.[32] Major employers in the area include Alegent Health, Omaha Public Schools, First Data Corporation, Methodist Health System, Mutual of Omaha, ConAgra Foods, Nebraska Health System, Odyssey Staffing, Inc., Offutt Air Force Base, Staff Mid-America and the West Corporation.[33] The Woodman Tower is a 478 ft (146 m) high-rise building in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Main article: Omaha, Nebraska Although Nebraskas economy is still primarily based on agriculture, Omahas economy today has diversified... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Omaha Public Schools is the largest school district in the state of Nebraska. ... First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC) is a payment processing company based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. ... The Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company is based in Omaha, Nebraska. ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ... Offutt Air Force Base (Offutt AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force and a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. ... West Corporation (formerly West TeleServices) provides outsourced customer relationship management (CRM) services based in the United States. ...


With diversification in several industries, including banking, insurance, telecommunications, architecture/construction, and transportation, Omaha's economy has grown dramatically since the early 1990s. Omaha's most prominent businessman is Warren Buffett, nicknamed the "Oracle of Omaha", who is regularly ranked one of the richest people in the world. Omaha has five companies listed on the Fortune 500 list, including Berkshire Hathaway, ConAgra Foods, Union Pacific Railroad, Mutual of Omaha, and Kiewit Corporation. For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... For the movement of people or objects, see transport. ... Warren Edward Buffett (b. ... This is an annual ranking of the worlds wealthiest people compiled and published by Forbes magazine in March 2007. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA, NYSE: BRKB) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ... Union Pacific redirects here. ... The Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company is based in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Kiewit Corporation, a private company, is a Fortune 500 contractor, based in Omaha, Nebraska. ...


Omaha is also home to the headquarters of several other major corporations, including The Gallup Organization, TD Ameritrade, infoUSA Werner Enterprises and First National Bank. Many large technology firms have major operations or operational headquarters in Omaha, including First Data, PayPal and LinkedIn. The Gallup Organization provides a variety of management consulting, human resources and statistical research services. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... InfoUSA is one of the largest compilers of consumer information. ... Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) is one of the largest trucking companies in the United States and has its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. ... First National of Nebraska is an interstate bank holding company; the largest banks it owns are First National Bank of Omaha, First National of Colorado, First National Bank of Kansas and First National Bank South Dakota. ... First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC) is a payment processing company based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. ... eBays North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPals corporate headquarters) PayPal is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. ... LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site, mainly used for professional networking. ...


The city is also home to three of the 30 largest architecture firms in the United States, including HDR, Inc., DLR Group, Inc., and Leo A. Daly Co.[34]


As of October of 2007, the city of Omaha, the 42nd largest in the country, has the fifth highest percentage of low-income African Americans in the country.[35]


Current economic expansion

Recently the city has experienced a large amount of economic growth. One possible factor is the completion of the First National Bank Tower, First National Bank's headquarters. A close-up of the First National Bank Tower The First National Tower is a 643 ft (193 m), 45 story skyscraper in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... First National Bank is the name of many current and former banks. ...


In West Omaha, parts of which were covered in corn fields as recently as 2002, several commercial districts and high wealth neighborhoods have developed. Also, several businesses new to Omaha have opened in west Omaha, such as the Minnesota-based Lifetime Fitness and the warehouse store, Costco. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Life Time Fitness is a national chain of fitness centers (or health clubs) in the United States. ... Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is the largest membership warehouse club chain in the world based on sales volume, headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, United States,[1] with its flagship warehouse in nearby Seattle. ...


Downtown is also growing rapidly including several condo projects such as WallStreet Tower Omaha, which, upon completion, will be the third tallest building in Omaha. A Missouri River waterfront development project featuring a pedestrian bridge between Omaha and Council Bluffs includes two condo towers and an area for retail and restaurants. Projects are also under way for improving North Omaha. The WallStreet Tower Omaha is a 32-story, 373 ft condomium project that will become Omaha, Nebraskas third tallest building upon completion. ... North Omaha is in the Missouri River bluffs above Eppley Airfield and Carter Lake North Omaha is a staggeringly diverse area in Omaha, Nebraska that is defined by its historical and modern neighborhoods, as well as its diverse racial and socio-economic composition. ...


Downtown restoration projects

There are several projects commencing in Downtown Omaha. One is the 32 story 373-foot (114 m) condo tower, WallStreet Tower Omaha, which will be the third tallest building in Omaha, passing the Masonic Manor. The project was designed by Townsend inc. of Overland Park, Kansas, which is also attempting to purchase the Brandeis building in downtown. The project will be completed by 2010 at the latest. View of Downtown Omaha looking west from the Gene Leahy Mall. ... The WallStreet Tower Omaha is a 32-story, 373 ft condomium project that will become Omaha, Nebraskas third tallest building upon completion. ... Location within the state of Kansas Coordinates: County Johnson County Government  - Mayor Carl R. Gerlach Area  - City 147. ...


The Missouri river pedestrian bridge, which is sparking a riverfront project in Omaha and Council Bluffs. The bridge has a very modern design with two 200-foot (61 m) spires that will have sail like appearances. The Omaha side of the riverfront project will have a commercial area, twin twelve story towers, and a large plaza area.


There are also plans for a new downtown baseball stadium to be located on the Qwest Center Omaha's current parking lots C and E. The stadium will seat 24,000 and could be expanded to hold as many as 35,500. The plan will feature open councourses and will have impressive views of the downtown skyline from the third base side. The stadium will face southeast towards the Qwest Center and the new pedestrian bridge and Riverfront Place condominium towers on the riverfront.


Geography

Main article: Geography of Omaha

Omaha is located at 41°15′38″N, 96°0′47″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 118.9 square miles (307.9 km²). 115.7 square miles (299.7 km²) of it is land and 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 2.67% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Climate

Though located at approximately the same latitude as Rome, Omaha, by virtue its location near the center of the North America far from large bodies of water or mountain ranges, has a humid continental climate (Koppen climate classification Dfa), with hot summers and cold winters. Average July maximum and minimum temperatures are 88 °F (31 °C) and 66 °F (19 °C) respectively, with moderate humidity and relatively frequent thunderstorms; the January counterparts are 31 °F (-1 °C) and 11 °F (-12 °C). The maximum temperature recorded in the city is 114 °F (46 °C), the minimum -32 °F (-36 °C). Average yearly precipitation is 30 in (76 cm), falling mostly in the warmer months. What precipitation does fall in winter usually takes the form of snow, with average yearly snowfall being around 30 in (76 cm). For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... North American redirects here. ... The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ... The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ...

Weather averages for Omaha
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69 (21) 78 (26) 91 (33) 96 (36) 103 (39) 107 (42) 114 (46) 111 (44) 104 (40) 96 (36) 83 (28) 72 (22) 114 (46)
Average high °F (°C) 31.3 (-0) 37.1 (3) 49.4 (10) 63.8 (18) 74.0 (23) 83.7 (29) 87.9 (31) 85.2 (30) 76.5 (25) 65.6 (19) 49.3 (10) 34.6 (1) 63.2 (17)
Average low °F (°C) 10.9 (-12) 16.7 (-9) 27.7 (-2) 39.9 (4) 50.9 (10) 60.4 (16) 65.9 (19) 62.9 (17) 53.6 (12) 41.2 (5) 28.7 (-2) 15.6 (-9) 39.5 (4)
Record low °F (°C) -32 (-36) -26 (-32) -16 (-27) 5 (-15) 25 (-4) 39 (4) 44 (7) 43 (6) 28 (-2) 8 (-13) -14 (-26) -25 (-32) -32 (-36)
Precipitation inch (mm) 0.74 (18.8) 0.77 (19.6) 2.04 (51.8) 2.66 (67.6) 4.52 (114.8) 3.87 (98.3) 3.51 (89.2) 3.24 (82.3) 3.72 (94.5) 2.28 (57.9) 1.49 (37.8) 1.02 (25.9) 29.86 (758.4)
Source: [36] 2008-01-07
Source #2: [37] 2008-01-07

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Infrastructure

Omaha's growth has required the constant development of new urban infrastructures that influence, allow and encourage the constant expansion of the city.


Government

Main article: Government of Omaha

Omaha has a strong mayor form of government, along with a city council that is elected from seven districts across the city. The current mayor is Michael Fahey, who was elected in 2001 and reelected in 2005. The elected city clerk is Buster Brown. The City of Omaha administers twelve departments, including finance, police, human rights, libraries and planning.[38] Omaha City Flag The government of the City of Omaha, Nebraska is comprised of the Mayor of Omaha, the Omaha City Council and various departments of the City of Omaha, which in located in Douglas County, Nebraska. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Omaha, Nebraska. ... This is a list of mayors of Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Categories: Lists of mayors | Omaha, Nebraska ... Mike Fahey, 49th Mayor of Omaha, Nebraska Michael Gahan Mike Fahey, born December 20, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri in the United States, took office as the 49th and current mayor of Omaha, Nebraska on June 11, 2001. ... In the United States, a city clerk as an elected or appointed official who is charged with the responsibility of being the official keeper of the municipal records. ... The Omaha Public Library is public library system for the city of Omaha, Nebraska. ...


Recreation

Docks at Dodge Park.
Docks at Dodge Park.
Main article: Parks in Omaha

The City of Omaha administers a parks and recreation department that oversees six regional parks, including Dodge Park and Gene Leahy Mall, and 13 community parks, including Miller Park and Hanscom Park. Part of Omaha's riverfront area is now the Heartland of America Park, along with Miller's Landing. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Docks at Dodge Park. ... For the Korean family name Park, see Korean name. ... N.P. Dodge Memorial Park, or simply Dodge Park, is located at 11001 John J. Pershing Drive in north Omaha, Nebraska. ... Gene Leahy Mall, also known locally as Central Park or The Mall, is a 9. ... Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Hanscom Park is a historic neighborhood in the midtown area of Omaha, Nebraska. ... The River City Star paddlewheel on the Missouri River. ...


The city's historic boulevards were originally designed by Horace Cleveland in 1889 to work with the parks to create a seamless flow of trees, grass and flowers throughout the city. Florence Boulevard and Fontenelle Boulevard are among the remnants of this system. Boulevards in Omaha are part of a park and boulevard system originally designed in 1889 by Horace Cleveland. ... Cleveland, Horace William Shaler (1814-1900). ... Florence Boulevard, originally known as the Prettiest Mile in Omaha Boulevard,[1] is a boulevard-type north-south street in the north Omaha, Nebraska. ... Fontenelle Boulevard is a roadway in the Omaha boulevard system located on the north end of Omaha, Nebraska. ...


Omaha boasts more than 80 miles (129 km) of trails for pedestrians, bicyclists and hikers. They include the American Discovery Trail, which traverses the entire United States, as well as the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, which runs westward from Omaha across 3,700 miles (5,950 km) in 11 western states. Wehrspann Lake Trail at the Chalco Hills Recreation Area in southwest Omaha. ... Look up Pedestrian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A cyclist is a person who engages in cycling whether as a sport or rides a bicycle for recreation or transportation. ... Many beautiful natural scenes are only accessible if one is willing to hike to get to them. ... The American Discovery Trail is a coast-to-coast hiking trail across the mid-tier of the United States. ... In 1804, Meriwether Lewis & William Clark began a voyage of discovery with 45 men, a keelboat, two pirogues,and a dog. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


Public utilities

The gas and water public utilities in Omaha are provided by the Metropolitan Utilities District. Nebraska is the only public power state in the nation. All electric utilities are non-profit and customer-owned. Electricity in the city is provided by the Omaha Public Power District.[39] Public housing is governed by the Omaha Housing Authority, and public transportation is provided by Metro Area Transit. Qwest and Cox provide local telephone services. The City of Omaha maintains two modern sewage treatment plants.[40] A public utility is a company that maintains the infrastructure for a public service. ... Drinking water The water industry provides drinking water and wastewater services (including sewage treatment) to households and industry. ... A public utility is a company that maintains the infrastructure for a public service. ... The Metropolitan Utilities District, or M.U.D., is the political subdivision and public corporation of the State of Nebraska that operates the water and gas systems for Omaha, Nebraska and surrounding areas. ... For information regarding the 1970s childrens television show, see The Electric Company. ... Omaha Public Power District, or OPPD, is a public electric utility in the State of Nebraska. ... A local authority tower block in Cwmbrân, South Wales Public housing or project homes are forms of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ... Omaha Housing Authority, or OHA, is the government agency responsible for providing public housing in Omaha, Nebraska. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cox Communications is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television and telecommunications services in the United States. ... ...


Private utilities

Portions of the Enron corporation began as Northern Natural Gas Company in Omaha. Northern provides three natural gas lines to Omaha currently. Peoples Natural Gas, a division of UtiliCorp United, serves several surrounding communities in the Omaha metro.[41] Cox Communications provides cable television services. Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation (formerly Enron Corporation) (former NYSE ticker symbol: ENE) was an American energy company based in Houston, Texas. ... Enron Corporation is an energy company based in Houston, Texas. ... The Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area is a metropolitan area comprising the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and surrounding areas. ... Cox Communications is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television and telecommunications services in the United States. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ...


Tallest buildings

Omaha's tallest building is the 45-story First National Bank Tower. As of December 2007, Construction has begun on the WallStreet Tower Omaha in place of the old union pacific building. It will be the third tallest upon completion at 373 feet (114 m).[42] A close-up of the First National Bank Tower The First National Tower is a 643 ft (193 m), 45 story skyscraper in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The WallStreet Tower Omaha is a 32-story, 373 ft condomium project that will become Omaha, Nebraskas third tallest building upon completion. ...

The new Union Pacific Center in downtown
The new Union Pacific Center in downtown
Downtown Omaha's First National Bank Tower.
Downtown Omaha's First National Bank Tower.
Tallest buildings
Name Stories Height
One First National Center 45 634 ft (193 m)
Woodmen Tower 30 478 ft (146 m)
Masonic Manor 22 320 ft (98 m)
Union Pacific Center 19 317 ft (97 m)
First National Center 22 295 ft (90 m)
Mutual of Omaha Building 14 285 ft (87 m)
AT&T Building 16 265 ft (81 m)
Northern Natural Gas Building 19 260 ft (79 m)
1200 Landmark Center 15 255 ft (78 m)
Omaha World Herald Building 16 250 ft (76 m)

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Union Pacific Center is Omaha, Nebraskas newest high-rise building. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A close-up of the First National Bank Tower The First National Tower is a 643 ft (193 m), 45 story skyscraper in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The First National Bank Tower is a 634 ft (193 m), 45-story skyscraper in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Woodman Tower is a 478 ft (146 m) high-rise building in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Masonic Manor is located at 801 South 52nd Street in midtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Union Pacific Center is Omaha, Nebraskas newest high-rise building. ... First National Center is a 22-story office building in Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Mutual of Omaha Building is a 285 ft (87 m), 14-story skyscraper in midtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Omaha World-Herald, founded in 1885 by Gilbert M. Hitchcock as a merger between the Omaha Daily World and the Omaha Herald, is Omaha, Nebraskas primary local newspaper. ...

Health and medicine

Omaha is the smallest city in the United States to have three major research hospitals.[citation needed] They include the Boys Town National Research Hospital, the Nebraska Medical Center and the Creighton University Medical Center. The Boys Town facility is well-known for world-class researchers in hearing-related research and high quality treatment. The Nebraska Medical Center hosts the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, a world-renowned cancer treatment facility named in honor of Omahan Eugene Eppley.[43][44] Saint Joseph Hospital at Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) is a hospital located in north Omaha, Nebraska, USA. It is currently operated by Tenet Healthcare but owned by Creighton University. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ...

Further information: Hospitals in Omaha, Nebraska

This is a list of hospitals and healthcare facilities in Omaha, Nebraska. ...

Transportation

Main article: Transportation in Omaha
Further information: Railroads in Omaha
Further information: Trails in Omaha

Omaha's central role in the history of transportation across America earned it the nickname "Gate City of the West". Although Council Bluffs was chosen as the starting point for the Union Pacific Railroad, construction began from Omaha on the eastern portion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. By the middle of the 20th century, Omaha was served by almost every major railroad. Today, the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District celebrates this connection, along with the listing of the Burlington Train Station and the Union Station on the National Register of Historic Places. Omaha has been the location of Union Pacific Railroad's corporate headquarters since the company began. Located downtown, Union Pacific Center is the largest building by square feet in the state of Nebraska, and the 4th tallest in Omaha. Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service through Omaha. The Missouri River and the Interstate Highway System have both been important to transportation in Omaha. ... The Burlington Station in the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District near the Old Market. ... Wehrspann Lake Trail at the Chalco Hills Recreation Area in southwest Omaha. ... Satellite photo showing Council Bluffs and Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... Union Pacific redirects here. ... The Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District, roughly bounded by Jackson, 15th, and 8th Streets, as well as the Union Pacific main line, is located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Burlington Train Station, located at 925 South 10th Street in downtown Omaha, Nebraska is a historically and culturally significant landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ... The Durham Western Heritage Museum, is located at 801 South 10th Street in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... The Union Pacific Center is Omaha, Nebraskas newest high-rise building. ... Other information Code OMA Traffic Passengers (2006) 25,496 0. ...

Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge toll booth in 1938.
Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge toll booth in 1938.

Omaha's position as a transportation center was finalized with the 1872 opening of the Union Pacific Missouri River Bridge linking the transcontinental railroad to the railroads terminating in Council Bluffs. In 1888 the first road bridge the Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge opened. In the 1890s, the Illinois Central drawbridge opened as the largest bridge of its type in the world at that time. Omaha's Missouri River road bridges are now entering their second generation, including the WPA financed South Omaha Bridge (now Veteran's Memorial) which was added to the National Register of Historic Places and is currently scheduled to be demolished. In 2006 Omaha and Council Bluffs announced plans to build the Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge which should become a city landmark on its scheduled opening in November 2008. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 588 pixelsFull resolution (7456 × 5480 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 588 pixelsFull resolution (7456 × 5480 pixel, file size: 4. ... Douglas Street Bridge about 1909 The Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge was a truss bridge that was the first road bridge to cross the Missouri River connecting Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. ... Union Pacific Bridge about 1909 The Union Pacific Missouri River Bridge is a rail truss bridge across the Missouri River connecting Council Bluffs, Iowa with Omaha, Nebraska. ... Satellite photo showing Council Bluffs and Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... Douglas Street Bridge about 1909 The Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge was a truss bridge that was the first road bridge to cross the Missouri River connecting Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Louisiana railroads | Missouri railroads | South Dakota railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... South Omaha Veterans Memorial Bridge from south on Nebraska side. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... The Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge is a 3,000 foot footbridge across the Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska scheduled to be completed in November 2008. ...


The primary mode of transportation in Omaha is by car, with I-80, I-480, I-680, I-29, and U.S. Route 75 (JFK Freeway and North Freeway) providing freeway service across the metropolitan area. The expressway along West Dodge Road (U.S. Route 6 and Nebraska Link 28B) and U.S. Route 275 has been upgraded to freeway standards from I-680 to Fremont. Metro Area Transit runs a number of bus routes throughout the city. Omaha is laid out on a grid plan, with 12 blocks to the mile (east - west). Omaha is the location of a historic boulevard system that sought to combine the beauty of parks with the pleasure of driving cars.[45] This system includes everything from the historic Florence and Fontenelle Boulevards to the modern Sorenson Expressway.[46] Interstate 80 in the U.S. state of Nebraska has its eastern terminus in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.. It runs west through Nebraska, running into Pine Bluffs, Wyoming to continue heading west towards ultimately terminating in San Francisco, California. ... Interstate 480 is a loop highway that connects downtown Omaha, Nebraska (at a junction with Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 75) with Council Bluffs, Iowa (at a junction with Interstate 29). ... Interstate 680 in Nebraska and Iowa is the northern bypass freeway for the Omaha, Nebraska-Council Bluffs, Iowa metropolitan area. ... Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... U.S. Route 75 is a north-south U.S. Highway. ... For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ... U.S. Route 6 is a main route of the U.S. Highway system, running east-northeast from Bishop, California to Provincetown, Massachusetts. ... U.S. Highway 275 is a north-south United States highway. ... Fremont is a city located in eastern Nebraska, in Dodge County, near Omaha. ... Autobus redirects here. ... A simple grid plan road map (Windermere, Florida). ... Boulevards in Omaha are part of a park and boulevard system originally designed in 1889 by Horace Cleveland. ...

Omaha's Eppley Airfield, located in East Omaha.
Omaha's Eppley Airfield, located in East Omaha.

Eppley Airfield, Omaha's airport, serves the region with over 4.2 million passengers enplaning or deplaning in 2006. United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, US Airways, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, Midwest Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines, and Mesa Airlines serve the airport with direct and connecting service. General aviation airports serving the area are the Millard Municipal Airport, North Omaha Airport and the Council Bluffs Airport. Offutt Air Force Base is a military base. Eppley is situated in East Omaha, with many users driving through Carter Lake, Iowa and getting a view of Carter Lake before getting there. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2170x1138, 212 KB) Eppley Airfield terminals which is in Nebraska. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2170x1138, 212 KB) Eppley Airfield terminals which is in Nebraska. ... Eppley Airfield (IATA: OMA, ICAO: KOMA, FAA LID: OMA) is a commercial airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district of Omaha, a city in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. ... East Omaha is a geographically designated community located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Eppley Airfield (IATA: OMA, ICAO: KOMA, FAA LID: OMA) is a commercial airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district of Omaha, a city in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. ... A general aviation scene at Kemble Airfield, England. ... Offutt Air Force Base (Offutt AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force and a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. ... East Omaha is a geographically designated community located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Carter Lake is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... View of Eppley Airfield with Carter Lake visible to the right Carter Lake is an oxbow lake in Nebraska and Iowa, located next to Omaha and Carter Lake. ...


Sister cities

Omaha has six sister cities, which are: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Additional references

  • Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell. The Gate City: A History of Omaha (1997)
  • Lawrence H. Larsen, Harl A. Dalstrom, Kay Calame Dalstrom, and Barbara J. Cottrell. Upstream Metropolis: An Urban Biography of Omaha and Council Bluffs(2007)

External links

  • City of Omaha Official Website
  • OmahaWiki.org Omaha's free on-line encyclopedia that anyone can edit
  • Beerman, B.J. (2004) Where the hell is Omaha? AmericanMafia.Com - Article tells the history of Omaha's organized crime scene, including roles for various ethnic groups.
  • Citro, J. (n.d.) The Italians of Nebraska. - Includes photos of important Italian landmarks in Omaha.
  • IrishOmaha.com
  • Omaha Discussion Board
  • Omaha's Culture Club - 3/25/07 New York Times article on Omaha's burgeoning arts and music scene
  • Omaha, Nebraska is at coordinates 41°15′38″N 96°00′47″W / 41.260482, -96.01299 (Omaha, Nebraska)Coordinates: 41°15′38″N 96°00′47″W / 41.260482, -96.01299 (Omaha, Nebraska)

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Located on the eastern edge of Nebraska, it is on the Missouri River, just north of where the Platte River runs into the Missouri.
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