Neighborhood profile: Omaha's Hanscom Park invites a stroll in the park
Joann Schmidman trains her four month-old Australian shepherd, Roar, near her home in the Hanscom neighborhood in Omaha on Aug. 9.
Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am
When you walk through the Hanscom Park neighborhood, you are walking through one of Omaha's original “suburbs.”
Yes, back at the turn of the 20th century, when the area began to be developed, it was considered a subdivision for families who didn't want to live downtown, who wanted to raise their kids in comfortable houses with big yards and breathe fresh air. In the 1890s, the land was on Omaha's southwestern edge, but the commute into town for workers wasn't bad because of the streetcar system.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am.