First City Folks

   Jesse Lowe, promoter
   Alf.  D. Jones, surveyor
   J. E. Johnson, merchant
     blacksmith, and editor
   Robert B. Whitted, farmer
   Mr. Seeley, carpenter
   William Clancey, grocer
   Jeffrey brothers, millers
   Harrison Johnson, expressman
   J. C. Reeves, expressman
   James Hickey, expressman
   Ben Leonard, fiddler
   Mr. Gaylord, carpenter
   Mr. Dodd, grocer
   C. H. Downs, speculator
   A. R. Gilmore, office seeker
   William P. Snowden,
   O. B. Sheldon, blacksmith
   J. W. Paddock, carpenter
   William Gray, carpenter
   John Withnell, bricklayer
   A. J. Poppleton, attorney
   George L. Miller, physician
   Lorin Miller, surveyor
   J. G. McGeath, merchant
   A. B. Moore, speculator
   O. D. Richardson, attorney
   and some few others


See the Louisiana Territory Purchase area.
Louisiana Territory
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 Nebraska Historical Forts

   Fort Atkinson
   Fort Cody
   Fort Hartsuff
   Fort Kearny
   Fort Mitchell
   Fort Niobrara
   Fort McPherson
   Fort Omaha
   Fort Robinson
   Fort Sidney


Omaha Timeline

• 1854 (August): Nebraska opened for settlement, first house built.

• 1855 (July): approximately 40 homes, 150-200 inhabitants.

• 1856: population is approximately 1,000 -1,800 inhabitants.

• 1859 (June): population is approximately 4,000 inhabitants.


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Since the main page event links are not available at all times of the year, to see events regardless of time of year, this page shows event links based on month of occurrence.

Some events may not be shown because their website URL changes or is not known for the next event, or they have not sent us updated information.

Many event websites have not learned to use the web for their event all year long.  They often do not put up new information until a short time prior to the event.  Unlike attractions that draw a crowd all year long, event websites are usually out-of-date the first day following the event and sometimes the website is not even available during the rest of the year.  For this reason, we cannot guarantee that these links will work.  We do add notes as we learn of missing sites.  Best of luck to you.


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Learn about 14th Annual Nebraska Balloon and Wine Festival.
14th Annual Nebraska Balloon and Wine Festival
August 7-8, 2020

Ta Ha Zouka Park
905 Elkhorn Dr
Elkhorn, NE

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Learn about 9th Annual North Omaha Summer Arts - Arts Crawl.
9th Annual North Omaha Summer Arts - Arts Crawl
(2nd Friday in August)
August 14, 2020

North 30th Corridor
2888 Ames Avenue
Omaha, NE 68111

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Pamela Jo Berry:

Learn about Greek Festival.
Greek Festival
(3rd Weekend in August)
Fri, Sat, Sun
August 21-23, 2020

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
602 Park Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105

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Mary Stom:

Learn about 6th Annual O Comic Con.
6th Annual O Comic Con
(In August)
Fri, Sat, Sun
August 7-9, 2020

Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center
1001 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA

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Learn about Vala's Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival.
Vala's Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival
(From mid September to end of October)
Sep 18-Nov 1, 2020

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch
12102 S. 180th St
Gretna, NE 68028

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Century Link Calendar for 2020-04
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