The Omaha Jackals, a North Omaha football team, pose for a team photo after returning from a tournament in Texas with the championship trophy on Jan. 23, 2012. The team was outside Omaha Northwest High School.
Cowboy Dick Kinsler, 10, perches on the base of an old elm tree on July 2, 1946. The tree was in front of the Florence Bank and is believed to have been planted by the first cashier, J.D. Brisbin, when the bank opened in 1856. It was 6 feet at the base. It was ordered to be razed in 1946 because the city forester pronounced it dangerous. THE WORLD-HERALD
From the Archives: Elm tree in front of Florence Bank dwarfs little cowboy
E.L. Tripp sprays DDT around the Livestock Exchange building to control the fly population on May 17, 1947. Many other areas in the yards and buildings around were sprayed to control the loss of livestock caused by the flies. MARTIN KOTRBA/THE WORLD-HERALD
Easter Sunday ended tragically in Omaha in 1913. A powerful tornado swept through town that evening and killed 94 people. More than 3,000 buildings were damaged, and the property damage was estimated at $3.5 million. This photo is looking north on 24th Street from Erskine Street. THE WORLD-HERALD
“It’s great to be Irish every day, but it’s even better today.” Those were the words of 8-year-old George Ireland on March 17, 1970. That’s his sister, Kathleen, then 6, giving him a little help with his hat. At the time, the youngsters lived with their parents on South 16th Street in Omaha. And, by the way: They attended nearby St. Patrick School.
From the Archives: 'It’s great to be Irish every day, but it’s even better today'