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Benson’s first chautauqua

Have you ever heard of a chautauqua? They were traveling shows known as circuit chautauquas that brought all forms of entertainment to towns across the country. A chautauqua featured speakers, musicians, movies, politicians and preachers. Theodore Roosevelt called it “the … Continue reading

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The Benson Times

The weekly Benson Times was established by Lew Raber in 1903 and sold by him in 1907. It had a reputation of being quite the bulldog, even going after larger papers such as The World-Herald and the Chicago American. The … Continue reading

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Krug Park entertains in Benson

Krug Park was an amusement park located on North 52nd Street. It was founded in 1895 by Charles Tietz and purchased by the Frederick Krug Brewing Company in the early 1900s. A beer garden, swimming pool and amusement rides were … Continue reading

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Undated Benson photos

We don’t have dates for these images taken in Benson, but they’re interesting nonetheless. The Krug Brewery was founded in Benson in 1859. More on local breweries.

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Who founded Benson?

Benson was founded by prominent Omaha real estate agent Erastus A. Benson in 1887. He attracted buyers to the area by hiring Buffalo Jones to graze herds of buffalo along Military Road. Could Benson have predicted then that the town would be … Continue reading

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In honor of Mother’s Day, cute baby animals

In the spirit of Mother’s Day on Sunday, here’s a look at some of our favorite mother/offspring shots from the Henry Doorly Zoo. See even more cuteness in our baby animal photo gallery.   Yes, we’re talking Mother’s Day, but … Continue reading

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2013 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting

An estimated 35,000 people descended on the CenturyLink Center over the weekend for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. The event includes plenty of shopping deals for shareholders, a Q&A with Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, … Continue reading

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Students shine at OPS Fellowship Games

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‘The graveyard of Omaha restaurants’

On Thursday, columnist Matthew Hansen wrote about Rich Yost, a man who collected more than 200 matchbooks and business cards that now represent “the graveyard of Omaha restaurants.” Here’s one of our favorite images from the story. Read more: Man’s 208 restaurant matchbooks, … Continue reading

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Wild Kingdom animals visit Omaha school

Jim Fowler and Peter Gros of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom visited St. Wenceslaus School in Omaha on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The visit was part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebration. See more: Wild Kingdom animals go to school … Continue reading

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