Omaha, Nebraska

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Nebraska

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Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County.
Its state capital is Lincoln, and its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River.

Transportation in Omaha

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During the 19th century, Omaha's central location in the United States spurred the city to become an important national transportation hub.
Transportation in Omaha, Nebraska, includes most major modes, such as pedestrian, bicycle, automobile, bus, train and airplane.

Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area

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Omaha is the anchor of the eight-county, bi-state Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area.
The Omaha Metropolitan Area, officially known as the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), is an urbanized region centered on the city of Omaha, Nebraska.

Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Omaha's pioneer period began in 1854, when the city was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa.
It is located on the east bank of the Missouri River, across from the city of Omaha.

Railroads in Omaha

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Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads and breweries.
Railroads in Omaha, Nebraska have been integral to the growth and development of the city, the state of Nebraska, the Western United States and the entire United States.

Pete Festersen

Pete Festersen is the president of the Omaha, Nebraska, city council and a former 2014 congressional candidate.

Douglas County, Nebraska

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Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County.
Its county seat is Omaha, the state's largest city.

Berkshire Hathaway

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Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway; one of the world's largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; and the United States' largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

Kiewit Corporation

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Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway; one of the world's largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; and the United States' largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation.
Kiewit Corporation is an employee-owned Fortune 500 contractor based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Warren Buffett

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Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, according to a decade's worth of Forbes rankings, some of which have ranked him as high as No.
Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska.

First National Bank of Omaha

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Also headquartered in Omaha are the following: First National Bank of Omaha, the largest privately held bank in the United States; three of the nation's ten largest architecture/engineering firms (DLR Group, HDR, Inc., and Leo A Daly; and the Gallup Organization, of Gallup Poll fame, and its riverfront Gallup University.
Chartered and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, First National provides corporate banking, investment banking, retail banking, wealth management and consumer lending services at locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Texas, Kansas and Illinois.

Dodge County, Nebraska

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The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area (CSA) encompasses the Omaha-Council Bluffs MSA as well as the separate Fremont, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of the entirety of Dodge County, Nebraska.
Dodge County comprises the Fremont, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area.

Union Pacific Corporation

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Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway; one of the world's largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; and the United States' largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation.
It was established in 1969 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Lone Tree Ferry

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The city was founded along the Missouri River, and a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the "Gateway to the West".
The Lone Tree Ferry, later known as the Council Bluffs and Nebraska Ferry Company, was the crossing of the Missouri River at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska, US, that was established in 1850 by William D. Brown.

List of mayors of Omaha, Nebraska

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The City of Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission is the government body that works with the mayor of Omaha and the Omaha City Council to protect historic places. The mayor is Jean Stothert, who was elected in May 2013, and re-elected May 10, 2017.
This is a list of mayors of Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

List of United States cities by population

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The nation's 40th-largest city, Omaha's 2018 estimated population was 466,061.

Missouri River

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Omaha is in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 mi north of the mouth of the Platte River.
The Missouri flows south to the city of Omaha where it receives its longest tributary, the Platte River, from the west.

Mutual of Omaha

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Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway; one of the world's largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; and the United States' largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation.
Mutual of Omaha is a Fortune 500 mutual insurance and financial services company based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jean Stothert

The mayor is Jean Stothert, who was elected in May 2013, and re-elected May 10, 2017.
Jean Stothert (born February 7, 1954) is the 51st mayor of Omaha, Nebraska.

Omaha City Council

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The City of Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission is the government body that works with the mayor of Omaha and the Omaha City Council to protect historic places.
The City Council of Omaha, Nebraska, is elected every four years on a nonpartisan basis.

Omaha Central High School

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On July 4, 1854, the city was informally established at a picnic on Capital Hill, current site of Omaha Central High School.
Omaha Central High School, originally known as Omaha High School, is a fully accredited public high school located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

Fremont, Nebraska

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The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area (CSA) encompasses the Omaha-Council Bluffs MSA as well as the separate Fremont, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of the entirety of Dodge County, Nebraska.
Original brick portions of the "Old Lincoln Highway" are located east of Fremont, on the way to Omaha.

Omaha Claim Club

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Soon after, the Omaha Claim Club was formed to provide vigilante justice for claim jumpers and others who infringed on the land of many of the city's founding fathers.
The Omaha Claim Club, also called the Omaha Township Claim Association and the Omaha Land Company, was organized in 1854 for the purpose of "encouraging the building of a city" and protecting members' claims in the area platted for Omaha City in the Nebraska Territory.

Fort Lisa (Nebraska)

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Immediately south of that area, Americans built several fur trading outposts in succeeding years, including Fort Lisa in 1812; Fort Atkinson in 1819; Cabanné's Trading Post, built in 1822, and Fontenelle's Post in 1823, in what became Bellevue.
Fort Lisa (1812–1823) was established in 1812 in what is now North Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska by famed fur trader Manuel Lisa and the Missouri Fur Company, which was based in Saint Louis.