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


Image of Mr. Douglas
Stephen Arnold Douglas
The Little Giant

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 inhabitants.

- or -

• 1856 (February): population is approximately 1,800 inhabitants.

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




Mormon Trail Center at Winter Quarters
Mormon Trail Center
"Winter Quarters"


Visit the Kanesville Tabernacle section on the Council Bluffs page.
Kanesville Tabernacle
"Early Mormon Tabernacle"


Visit the Joslyn Castle Institute website.
Joslyn Castle


Visit the Douglas County Historical Society website.
Gen. Crook House



Trans-Mississippi Exposition
Trans-Mississippi Exposition
Trans-Mississippi Exposition
Trans-Mississippi Expo Stamps

Events 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.


February and March

I don't know if anything happens in February or March. I've never been outside then.










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