Omaha Nebraska History
Although the music scene in Northern Omaha is historically significant and Omaha Sound has defined important trends in the nation, music in Omaha has always been important to the city. Union Pacific Railroad, based in what is now Omaha, reached the Nebraska Territory in the 1860s. Nebraska, now an agricultural and commercial center, was admitted to the Union in 1867 as the 37th state. Omaha enjoyed its status as the capital of the Nebraska Territory for several years, though not without controversy. Although Omaha lost its capital status to Lincoln after Nebraska joined the Union in 1867, more railroads were built and more people and businesses moved to Omaha.
O Omaha businessmen also developed wholesale and job industries that stretched west along the Nebraska-Pacific Coast railroad lines. Also built in Omaha in the late 19th century were the Omaha Hotel, the first hotel in North America, and the First National Bank of Omaha.
The Omaha Stockyards became a leading meat packaging company in the 1930s and 1940s, and with the founding of Omaha University in 1908, the city began to shed its image as a place of vice and corruption. The University of Nebraska - Omaha, as it is called today, was founded as a university in Omaha. Founded in 1874 and 1885 respectively, it was actively interested in the agriculture of the region and promoted economic development in Omaha and neighboring states by promoting the development of the Omaha College of Agricultural Sciences (now Omaha State University), founded in 1893.
Indeed, the problems of the 1990 "s encouraged Omaha to form a number of civic groups to reverse this trend and promote closer ties between the city and the commercial areas.
The name remained until 1921, when it was changed to Omaha Buffaloes, who remained until 1928, when they changed the name to Omaha Crickets. In 1930, the team changed its name to the Omaha Packers and kept it until 1935, when they moved to Council Bluffs and folded up.
The Quapaw settled in what is now northwest Iowa, and the Omaha tribe, known for its ability to fight wind and currents, settled on the east side of the Mississippi in what is now Arkansas. The Omaha tribes were forced to retreat to an area near Bow Creek, Nebraska, because the Indians were advancing on their land.
Council Bluffs settled many of the illegal land speculators who had staked land in the Omaha area as early as the 1840s. Council Bluff has buried some of them, as well as many other people from other parts of Nebraska and Iowa.
It would take another half century for the city to be established and become the state capital of nearby Lincoln, but it was founded in 1864, just a few years after the Kansas and Nebraska territories were established under the Kansas - Nebraska Act. This enabled the creation of a treaty between the United States and the US government, and enabled them to design and create the territory of Kansas and Nebraska as long as it remained slave-free. Under the treaty, the territories were ready to settle with the passage of the KS Act, and after a year, based on the terms that it would remain slave-free, Territory was established as Kansas / Nebraska.
When Nebraska's capital was Omaha, the seat of government was moved to Lancaster, which was renamed Lincoln in honor of the recently assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Omaha was incorporated in 1857, but Lincoln was designated as the capital when it was incorporated into the Union in 1867.
Omaha's fortunes took a positive turn when President Abraham Lincoln chose Council Bluffs, Iowa, as the site for the Pacific Railroad, which was later moved to Omaha on both sides of the Missouri. The new city was named after Lincoln, Nebraska's second largest city and home to President Lincoln.
Council Bluffs, now Iowa, was named after the explorers Lewis and Clark who met the Otoe tribe in 1804. The meeting took place on the banks of the Missouri near the present city of Omaha, Nebraska, and the Lewis & Clark expedition followed the banks of the river that would later become the city itself. Council Bluff (now Iowa) was named in honor of President Lincoln, and the site of a meeting between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Omaha Police Department and an O-Toe tribe visited by the explorers Lewis & Clark. But the most famous aspect of Omaha's history has to do with a massive tornado in 1975 that brought an end to Lincoln's presidency of Nebraska's second-largest city.
When the Kansas - Nebraska Act of 1854 opened the area to settlement, Kanesville had become the site where a group of entrepreneurs founded the Omaha City of the Nebraska Territory, which became the largest city in the state with more than 1,000 inhabitants. Omaha was founded in 1854, and the city's first tram line, the first of its kind in Nebraska, had been in operation since 1846, when Mormons invaded the area. In 1901, Wattles consolidated the independent streetcar lines into a company, and in 1903 he helped found a union that promised to keep Omaha open and maintain its status as one of Nebraska's largest cities.