When world famous stage actress Sarah Bernhardt came to Omaha in 1901, it was a big deal. Over 2000 people were overjoyed to watch her perform. But many couldn't ...
Shortly after the introduction of cars came car thieves. According to an Omaha-based magazine, the worst thieves weren't the ones that stole the whole car, but those ...
Lydia McIntyre was the best panhandler on 20th century Omaha's streets. When she died in 1937, she was found to have a surprisingly large amount of money stashed away in ...
The very first governor of Nebraska Territory was in office for all of two days. Then he died.
The strange death of prominent Omaha physician and surgeon Frederick Rustin in September of 1908 ushered in a series of widely publicized events culminating in ...
The Thomas car that won the 1908 New York to Paris Race, on display in the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.
On March 5, 1908, a Thomas automobile, the ...
When gold was discovered in the Klondike, many Nebraskans joined in the mass journey to the gold fields. Even a pair of Omaha World-Herald reporters!
The appearance of Halley's comet in Nebraska skies during the spring of 1910 generated a lot of excitement, but it was especially popular in Omaha.
Aviator Charles Holman was the star of Omaha's first air races in 1931, but his final race ended with a grisly crash.
It's never easy to find good housing, but for newcomers to Nebraska in the 1850s it was especially difficult.
Everything has a historical context, even the roads you drive on. Omaha's Military Avenue has a history that stretches back to the 1847 Mormon road to Utah.
Early airmail pilots flew open-cockpit biplanes, using simple technology and facilities. In the space of 10 years, things became dramatically different.