Omaha…

  Omaha is perhaps my favorite city. It has a small town feel but is ripe with history and preservation.  The sculptures strewn throughout the downtown area are awesome. It is also the home of the Durham Museum and Father Flanagan’s Boys Home. We spent four days there on two separate occasions and still haven’t seen […]

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Boys Town…

Omaha, NB – Boys Town Boys Town in Omaha is very much a part of the heart of America.  They have been helping poor kids for more than a hundred years now. This pic was taken at a display in their visitors center. Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear some of the stories that they […]

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The Right To Vote…

Omaha,NV – Native Americans The right to vote is the very bedrock of what it means to be American. One-person-One-vote balances the playing field (or at least it could) for representation in our government process. It is amazing to see how eventually all of us obtained the right to vote. For native-Americans and Women it […]

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Railroads…

Omaha, NB – Railroads Although this is a picture from an Omaha Nebraska museum it could have been taken from many other American cities. Railroads were a major part of our industrial age.  Many futurists now predict a second coming of the railroad. They believe that much of the long-haul trucking taking place today will […]

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Wilderness Park…

Omaha, NB – Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness Park VI This is a continuation of last weeks post about Omaha’s Wilderness Park bronzes. They make for an amazing stroll through the downtown area.

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Sculptures

Omaha, NB – Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness Park IV This is a continuation of last weeks post about Omaha’s Wilderness Park bronzes. They make for an amazing stroll through the downtown area.

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Wilderness Park…

Omaha, NB – Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness Park II This is a continuation of last weeks post about Omaha’s Wilderness Park bronzes. They make for an amazing stroll through the downtown area. That is me on the left and no I am not bronze. 🙂

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Wilderness Park

Omaha, NB – Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness Park II This is a continuation of last weeks post about Omaha’s Wilderness Park bronzes. They make for an amazing stroll through the downtown area.

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Wilderness Spirit

Omaha, NB – Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness Park The pioneer spirit that makes us a unique country is epitomized by the sculptures that adorn much of downtown Omaha. I will be spending the rest of this week giving you a glimpse of them. Omaha is a city well worth the visit. We spent four days there […]

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Human Beings…

Omaha, NB -Durham Museum What makes American does not just include it bright side but also its dark side. I came across this sign in the Durham Museum in Omaha a few years ago. One of America’s dark sides was our treatment of the original inhabitants of our continent. As they were systematically being destroyed […]

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Re-purposing…

Omaha, NB – The Old Market The main tourist attraction in downtown Omaha is the Old Market district.  It is a several block area of re-purposed warehouses. They have been turned into  high quality restaurants and shops. It is quite American to take some old buildings and instead of tearing them down to use them […]

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People Who Care

Omaha NB – Boys’ Town One of the critical parts of what is the heart of America are people who care and actually do something about it.. One of those people was a Catholic priest named Father Flanagan. He started a home for boys who were abandoned during the depression and that continues even today. […]

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