Omaha…

ISOA Banner  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 all there is to see.

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Life in Bronze…

I want to re-visit an institution in Omaha Nebraska that we visited in 2012. This time with a focus on the many bronzes they have throughout the museum. The building was originally the passenger train depot for the city and all the bronzes show the activity as it probably was 80 years ago.

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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 young folks told in their later years.

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 didn’t come until a century ago.  There are effort underway by one of our political parties to restrict the vote. For the sake of our democracy I hope it is eventually beaten back.

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 be replaced by rail shipments at a fraction of the overall cost and with much less damage to our environment and infrastructure.