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.


Prev 2020 Events Next displays event graphics and links on the main pages as early as a month and a half prior to the event and stops showing the link the day after the end of the event.  We automatically are prepared for the next year's event, usually before the event is. 

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  Unlike attractions that draw a crowd all year long, event websites are usually out-of-date the first day following the event and sometimes the website is not even available during the rest of the year.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.


The events (below) have several bits of information, but some are not visible until you hover the mouse pointer over the event. The visible data includes the date of the event or an estimated date, based on previous year's dates. "Confirmed" will be displayed when a date has been confirmed from the event planners or from data gathered at their website. Also, confirmed date events will have a background that has a blue cast to it. After the date for the current year has passed, an estimated date for the next eyar will be displayed if it is not confirmed. Some events have a definite rule they use every year, so the dates for those next year's event are displayed, and presumed to be very accurate.

When you hover the mouse pointer over the event, you will see additional information, such as admission prices, specific times for each day of a multi-day event, and a calendar showing the dates of the event highlighted.

Most events have a website that can provide additional information, but not all do. Notice most of the events below have a gold colored line around the event. These events have a website. You can click on the event anywhere above the address text to access the link. If the line surrounding an event is red, then they do not have a website, thus no link. If an event is canceled for the current year, an additional line inside the outer line is shown. That line is solid cyan in color. An event may also be postponed to a later date within the same year, therefore, it is not totally canceled, so the inside line will be dashed purple color.

Cyan = Canceled. Purple = Postponed

For 2020, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, some events have switched to a "Virtual" event (all online), and others have put on a "Limited" event. For example, the Doouglas County Fair had a Limited event, meaning that the participants in competitions were allowed, but the crowds were not. The Earth Day Omaha had a "Virtual" event; everything was done online.

The colors of the inner box were chosen using the first letter of "Virtual" and "Limited." "Virtual" events use Violet as the color, but the line is a dashed line. "Limited" events use Lime as the color, but the line is a dashed line.

Lime = Limited. Violet = Virtual

If the new date of a postponed event is known, it will be displayed, and if the rescheduled event takes place in a later month, then the event block will move to that month.

The events also have a map link to a physical address. You can access it by clicking on the Google map graphic.

Many websites or events provide a contact phone number, and some a contact person. These show at the bottom of the other data.

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