“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Omaha Centennial

Omaha Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, July 16, 2015
1. Omaha Centennial Marker
Inscription. To commemorate the sturdy pioneers who in 1854 crossed the Missouri River to establish the Town of Omaha, more than 500 committee members and several thousand of the city's quarter-million citizens one hundred years later conducted a twelve-month centennial celebration. Proud of the heritage passed to them through three generations of devout, home-loving people these patriots, in a colorful and varied program of public events, dedicated themselves and their posterity to the high endeavor of building, in sound American tradition, a
Greater Omaha
and in token of their dedication placed this marker in September 1954.
Erected 1954.
Location. 41° 15.445′ N, 95° 56.319′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Farnam Street and South 17th Street, on the left when traveling west on Farnam Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Douglas County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha NE 68183, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Among the Valiant" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank Building (about 400 feet away); The Securities Building (about 500 feet away); On The Wings of Angels 9/11 Memorial (about 600 feet away); Woodmen of the World (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Mass in Omaha (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Henry Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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