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What's the Deal with Bemis Park?

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What's the Deal with Bemis Park?

Bemis Park goes back to Omaha’s first mayor, Jesse Lowe, who owned the plot of land. In the late 1800’s, George Bemis, a real estate mogul, constructed homes for some of the Omaha elite. Bemis’s neighborhood was solidified as a permanent fixture of Omaha when it was annexed in 1887. Of course, it helped that our George Bemis became mayor during the same time period. See more...

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Redlining: A Brief History of Homeowner Segregation in Omaha

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Redlining: A Brief History of Homeowner Segregation in Omaha

Becoming a homeowner has been one of the major steps to achieving the ever-elusive American dream. This dream rings true for many of folk across multiple generations. It’s a goal even most modern-day Americans strive for, but that dream hasn’t always been attainable for every ethnic group or culture in our metro area. See more...

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