Hansen: Glory from Omaha's 1898 world's fair was fleeting

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Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:04 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

For a single day, at the tail end of a single, magical summer, Omaha seemed the center of the universe.

A massive crowd — a crowd nearly as big as the entire city's population — surged from downtown, where it had overrun every last hotel and restaurant and saloon.

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