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Miscellaneous References and Mentions
While our initial data about Omaha came from various goverment sources (GNIS, US Census, FIPS), we also found mention of Omaha in various books, maps and other sources. When we find a mention, a fact or snippet, we add that information to our Gazetter.
We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Omaha. We hope that they will be useful to you.
Omaha is contained in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>
From that list:
The Omaha post office opened in 1871.
Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Omaha:
Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916)
Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1895)
SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Prairies East & Ozarks
We found Omaha in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Omaha for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Omaha. See our Misc Page for Omaha for more information.
Railroad Mentions of Omaha:
Omaha was mentioned in the following schedules:
Burlington Northern Railroad Time Tables (April 1970)
Canadian Pacific Railroad Time Tables (October 1899)
Greyhound Bus Time Table (November 1931)
New York Central Railroad Time Table (April 1950)
Southern Pacific Railroad Time Tables (July 1929)
Trailways Santa Fe Bus Time Table (July 1945)
Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924)
Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (June 1939)
Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (January 1950)
The following routes mentioned Omaha as a scheduled stop:
The City of Los Angeles: From Union Pacific Railroad timetable for the defunct City of Los Angeles (train schedule from 1938). The City of Los Angeles travelled between Chicago (IL) and Los Angeles (CA)
The City of San Francisco: From Union Pacific Railroad timetable for the defunct City of San Francisco (train schedule from 1957). The City of San Francisco travelled between Chicago (IL) and San Francisco (CA)
The California Zephyr: From Amtrak's timetable for the California Zephyr (schedule from 2017). The defunct California Zephyr travelled between Chicago (IL) and Ememeryville (CA) - with bus service to San Francisco (CA)
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Omaha: www.cityofomaha.org/
The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.ne.us/
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Dec 2023