Remembering Omaha

Remembering Omaha

by Jeffrey Spencer
     
 

From its beginnings as a frontier military post on the Missouri River, through its years as a transportation and meatpacking center, to its present role as a home to Fortune 500 companies, Omaha has always been a city of opportunity, growth, and change. With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book Historic Photos of Omaha, Jeffrey Spencer

Overview

From its beginnings as a frontier military post on the Missouri River, through its years as a transportation and meatpacking center, to its present role as a home to Fortune 500 companies, Omaha has always been a city of opportunity, growth, and change. With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book Historic Photos of Omaha, Jeffrey Spencer provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Omaha. Remembering Omaha captures this journey through still photography selected from the finest archives. From the muddy streets of a cattle town to the bustling thoroughfares of a modern metropolis, these images tell a story of transportation and commerce, of churches and schools, of wars and disasters. With more than a hundred historic photographs reproduced in vivid black-and-white, Remembering Omaha captures the momentous events and everyday life of two centuries of Americans building a unique and vibrant city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596526501
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/31/2010
Series:
Remembering Series
Pages:
134
Sales rank:
1,302,580
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Spencer has long been associated with numerous historical and community organizations in the greater Omaha area. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, he has lectured and written extensively on many local history topics. He has served as a Trustee of the Nebraska State Historical Society; President of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition Historical Association; Executive Director of the Historic General Dodge House Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa; Director of the Library/Archives Center of the Douglas County Historical Society; and Executive Director of Landmarks Incorporated, an organization involved with neighborhood redevelopment and historic preservation in Omaha. In 2004, he authored "Building for the Ages: Omaha's Historic Landmarks," detailing the history of the built environment in Omaha. He is called upon frequently to discuss and interpret the diverse history of Omaha.

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