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Classic Nebraska Authors Classic Nebraska Authors

A selected list of classic Nebraska authors in our collection.
A selected list of classic Nebraska authors in our collection.
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Omaha Picks: Nebraska 150 Reading List Omaha Picks: Nebraska 150 Reading List

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Nebraska turned 150 years old on March 1, 2017. This list from Nebraska150books.org features a selection of the best literature produced …
Nebraska turned 150 years old on March 1, 2017. This list from Nebraska150books.org features a selection of the best literature produced …
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New Books on Local History New Books on Local History

Check out the latest books in the OPL collection all about Omaha and the surrounding areas!
Check out the latest books in the OPL collection all about Omaha and the surrounding areas!
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Omaha Picks: Omaha History Omaha Picks: Omaha History

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This list contains the best and most commonly requested items on Omaha history. It covers the time period from Omaha's beginnings to the pr…
This list contains the best and most commonly requested items on Omaha history. It covers the time period from Omaha's beginnings to the pr…
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Omaha’s Historic Houses of Worship Omaha’s Historic Houses of Worship

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What makes a town civilized? Is it a population number? Is it the existence of an opera house or theater? Many would agree that the first h…
What makes a town civilized? Is it a population number? Is it the existence of an opera house or theater? Many would agree that the first h…
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Cigars and Wires: the Omaha Underworld’s… Cigars and Wires: the Omaha Underworld’s…

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The good old days – when a guy could go into a cigar shop, buy a stogie, play cards, or place a bet. That was the face of Omaha’s crime syn…
The good old days – when a guy could go into a cigar shop, buy a stogie, play cards, or place a bet. That was the face of Omaha’s crime syn…
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A Dirty, Wicked Town A Dirty, Wicked Town

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Did you know? “Omaha” means “people above a stream.” In the 19th century, citizens dumped human waste and everything else into this stream …
Did you know? “Omaha” means “people above a stream.” In the 19th century, citizens dumped human waste and everything else into this stream …
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