The History of Omaha | The People, Landmarks and Events That Made Our Amazing City

May 22, 2019Add a CommentPosted By

Since its founding in 1854, the city of Omaha has always been a vibrant, energetic city continually transforming itself. Whether it was the Native American tribes, pioneers, railroad laborers, meat packers or technology gurus, everyone who came to call Omaha home helped make our amazing city what it is today.

Named after the Native American tribe, Omaha means “those going against the wind or current” and we can’t think of a better phrase to describe our proud Omahans.

Today, Omaha is the 42nd largest city in the United States and home to over 900,000 people. We’re literally one of the best places to live in the country, named time and time again on the top of “best of” lists and we’re full of friendly Midwesterners who will always welcome visitors with open arms.

To pay tribute to our remarkable city, we’ve rounded up some of the most important events, people and…


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