Hansen: Ruins of Omaha gangster underworld buried beneath Union Pacific
Omaha's notorious Bell Hotel was a magnet for gangsters, card sharks, bookies and prostitutes until it was shut down in March 1955. The diagram and photo indicate the locations of the hotel (No. 1) and cigar store (No. 2).
Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 6:25 pm, Sat Jul 12, 2014.
Sometimes I stare out the newsroom's west windows and watch people do actual work in the glittering glass office building across the street.
I'm peering into the Union Pacific Railroad's corporate headquarters. It's a headquarters where Omahans make the trains in 23 states run on time and then eat a healthful lunch at a cafeteria featuring an 87-item salad bar.
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Sunday, September 22, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:25 pm.