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24TH & GLORY: PART FOUR

Gale Sayers, The Jet and Omaha’s best black athletes cut their teeth where the White City once stood

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Kountze Park

It’s mostly quiet these days, but in the 1950s and ’60s, Kountze Park was the proving ground for many of North Omaha’s best athletes. The game of choice for many then was pickup football — tackle, no pads. “It was a Who’s Who."

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