and restaurants as well. The Omaha Botanical Gardens features with a variety of landscaping, and the new Kenefick Park recognizes Union Pacific Railroad's long history in Omaha. "Union Pacific Announces Location of New Kenefick Park". Union Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 9 24 07. North Omaha has several historical Culture in North Omaha, Nebraska cultural
School in 1913, passing the bar in the same year setting up practice in Chicago, Illinois He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 10, 1912 and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1935. He sold insurance for a while. From 1946 to 1948 he was a member of the Omaha board of education and a member of Omaha city council from 1947 to 1948. He was elected Mayor of Omaha (List of mayors of Omaha) from 1949 to 1954. '''Travis Corey Driskill''' (born
of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997 ''. "Opened and Spent" is an early version of the Bright Eyes song "Act of Contrition". "Flying J" is a live, full band version of "J-Bone" from ''Here's to Special Treatment''. *September 19 - The Union Association drops the Wilmington Quicksteps and Pittsburgh Stogies (Chicago Browns Pittsburgh Stogies) and replaces them with the Milwaukee Brewers (Milwaukee Brewers (UA)) and a team from Omaha
it down because of the high-risk content and creative differences. Thora Birch was cast as Tammy Metzler, but left due to creative differences with Alexander Payne. Many of the remaining cast members were scouted on location, including the janitor that appears at the beginning and end of the movie. He is an actual janitor that works for the director's offices in Omaha, Nebraska. He was formerly a janitor
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treatment. The University of 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. "About the Institute", University of Nebraska Medical Center. Retrieved 2 3 08. "Cancer Center Profile: UNMC
and encouraged Hinton's energetic nature and belief that she could do what she wished with her life. Her mother, Lula Belle Edwards, disagreed and tried unsuccessfully to mold Hinton into a more traditional woman's role. During her years at the Omaha's Episcopal School for Girls, Hinton found herself bored with the traditional education and turned to various extra curricular activities including working as an assistant in her father's store and playing tennis. ref name "Founding Mothers">
Fontenelle , formerly located in downtown Omaha The economy of Omaha boomed and busted through its early years. Omaha was a stopping point for settlers and prospectors heading west, either overland or via the Missouri River. The steamboat ''Bertrand (Bertrand (steamboat))'' sank north of Omaha on its way to the goldfields in 1865. Its massive collection of artifacts is on display at the nearby Desoto National Wildlife Refuge. The jobbing and wholesaling district (Jobber's Canyon) brought
Indie rock '''Little Brazil''' is a four-piece rock band that formed in 2002 in Omaha, Nebraska. It was first created by Landon Hedges, formerly of The Good Life (The Good Life (band)) and Desaparecidos (Desaparecidos (band)). Originally he intended to use the name Little Brazil for his solo work, he recruited his friends Dan Maxwell on bass and Corey Broman on drums, who were in Secret Behind Sunday and Son, Ambulance. The last member was guitarist Austin
Britton, whom they met through fellow Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska) musician Simon Joyner. '''Little Brazil''' is a four-piece rock band that formed in 2002 in Omaha, Nebraska. It was first created by Landon Hedges, formerly of The Good Life (The Good Life (band)) and Desaparecidos (Desaparecidos (band)). Originally he intended to use the name Little Brazil for his solo work, he recruited his friends Dan Maxwell on bass and Corey Broman on drums, who were in Secret Behind Sunday
; Other significant early ethnic populations in Omaha included Danes (Danes in Omaha, Nebraska), Poles (Poles in Omaha), and Swedes (Swedes in Omaha, Nebraska). A growing number of African immigrants have made their homes in Omaha in the last twenty years. There are approximately 8,500 Sudanese living in Omaha, comprising the largest population of Sudanese refugees in the United States. Most have immigrated since 1995 because of warfare in their nation. Ten different tribes
According to the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, the largest regional employers are: Greater Omaha Major Employers class "wikitable" - ! # ! Employer ! # of Employees - 1 Offutt Air Force Base 7,500+ - 2 CHI Health 7,500+ - 3 Omaha Public Schools 5,000-7,499 - 4 Nebraska
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'''Omaha''' It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (16 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs (Council Bluffs, Iowa), Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census (2010 United States Census), Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the nation's 42nd-largest city (List of United States cities by population). According to the 2013 Population Estimates, Omaha's population was 434,353. Including its suburbs, Omaha formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2013 with an estimated population of 895,151 residing in eight counties (County (United States)). The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area is 931,666, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 estimate. List of Combined Statistical Areas There are nearly 1.3 million residents within a 50-mile (80-km) radius of the city's center (Downtown Omaha), forming the Greater Omaha area.
Omaha's pioneer period began in 1854 when the city was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city was founded along the Missouri River, and a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the "Gateway to the West." It introduced this new West to the world when in 1898 it played host to the World's Fair, dubbed the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. During the 19th century, Omaha's central location in the United States spurred the city to become an important national transportation hub (Transportation in Omaha). Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing (Wholesale) sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads (Railroads in Omaha) and breweries (Brewery). In the 20th century, the Omaha Stockyards, once the world's largest, and its meatpacking plants, gained international prominence.
Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies: packaged-food giant ConAgra Foods; the U.S.'s largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; one of the world's largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; and mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. Boettcher, Ross. "Mutual returns to Fortune 500". ''Omaha World-Herald''. April 16, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, according to a decade's worth of Forbes Magazine rankings, some of which have ranked him as high as No. 1. Kroll, L. "Special report: The World's Billionaires", ''Forbes'' magazine. March 5, 2008. Omaha is also the home to five Fortune 1000 headquarters: TD Ameritrade, West Corporation, Valmont Industries, Green Plains Renewable Energy and Werner Enterprises. First National Bank of Omaha is the largest privately held bank in the United States. Headquarters for Leo A Daly, HDR, Inc. and DLR Group, three of the US's largest 10 architecture engineering firms, are based in Omaha. The Gallup Organization, of Gallup Poll fame, also is based in Omaha, with its riverfront Gallup University. Enron began in Omaha as Northern Natural Gas in 1930 before taking over a smaller Houston company in 1985 to form InterNorth (Enron), which was moved permanently to Houston in 1987 by the notorious Kenneth Lay.
The modern economy of Omaha is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2009, ''Forbes'' identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The Buck City" and number one on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list. Tourism in Omaha benefits the city's economy greatly, with the annual College World Series providing important revenue and the city's Henry Doorly Zoo serving as the top attraction in Nebraska. Omaha hosted the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 2008, 2012, and will host the event again in 2016.
Notable modern Omaha inventions include the TV dinner, developed by Omaha's then-Carl Swanson Co.; the "Top 40" radio format, pioneered by Todd Storz, scion of Omaha's Storz Brewing Co., and head of Storz Broadcasting, which was the first in the U.S. to use the "Top 40" format at Omaha's KOWH Radio. A character in a Rudyard Kipling essay claimed "dice were invented in Omaha, and the man who invented 'em, he made a colossal fortune." From Sea to Sea: Letters of Travel - Rudyard Kipling - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-12.
A historic preservation movement in Omaha has led to a number of historic structures and districts being designated Omaha Landmarks or listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Much of the push toward preservation came after Omaha gained the notorious designation of having, in 1989, demolished the largest-ever National Register historic district in the United States, a record that still stands as of 2013. The Jobbers Canyon Historic District, along the Missouri River, was felled for a new headquarters campus for ConAgra Foods, a company which threatened to relocate if Omaha did not allow them to raze the city's historic district. The Jobber's Canyon warehouses had before then been allowed to deteriorate and were the scene of several fires set by the homeless population that had come to live in the abandoned buildings. At the time, there were no plans in place for revitalizing the buildings. Gratz, R.B. (1996) ''Living City: How America's Cities Are Being Revitalized by Thinking Small in a Big Way.'' John Wiley and Sons. p. V. National Trust for Historic Preservation and Zagars, J. (1997) ''Preservation Yellow Pages: The Complete Information Source for Homeowners, Communities, and Professionals.'' John Wiley and Sons. p. 80.
Since its founding, ethnic groups in the city (Ethnic groups in Omaha, Nebraska) have clustered in enclaves (Ethnic enclave) in north (North Omaha, Nebraska), south (South Omaha, Nebraska) and downtown Omaha. In its early days, the sometimes lawless nature of a new frontier city (History of Omaha, Nebraska) included crime (Crime in Omaha), such as illicit gambling (Gambling in Omaha, Nebraska) and riots (List of riots and civil unrest in Omaha, Nebraska).
Today, the diverse culture of Omaha (Culture of Omaha, Nebraska) includes a variety of performance venues, museums, and musical heritage, including the historically significant jazz scene in North Omaha and the modern and influential "Omaha Sound".
Sports (Sports in Omaha, Nebraska) have been important in Omaha for more than a century, and the city currently plays host to three minor-league professional sports teams. It is perhaps more known as the home of the College World Series, to which it has played host since 1950. The Kings, an NBA franchise, called Omaha and Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) home from 1972 to 1978. The Kansas City-Omaha Kings (Sacramento Kings) split their time between the two cities, playing at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium and the Omaha Civic Auditorium, before decamping solely to Kansas City until 1985, when the team moved to its current home of Sacramento (Sacramento, California).