Hello, I am Manuel Lisa. I helped to establish Fort Lisa and I have developed a very good relationship with the nearby Native Americans.
Hello, I am Josh Pilchar. I take over Fort Lisa when Manuel Lisa dies, but I eventually decide to move Fort Lisa.
My name is Francis Burt and I declare Thomas B. Cuming as my second hand man. I am only in Omaha for three days because I drank the water from the Missouri River.
Hello, I am Thomas B. Cuming. As the new Governor of the Nebraska Territory, I declare Omaha as the capital.
How Omaha Came to Be
Hello, my name Is Edward Creighton. I think Omaha would be the perfect place to establish a telegraph.
As Edward Creighton's wife, I have decided to donate land and money to establish Creighton University
Manuel Lisa, a Spanish fur trader, established Fort Lisa. Fort Lisa had farm fields, a blacksmith, and over 100 people working at it. Josh Pilchar then took over Fort Lisa when Manuel Lisa died.
Thank you for defending me in court, Abraham Lincoln. As payment, I am giving you this big piece of land.
Hello, I am Abraham Lincoln. I am going to sell this piece of land to the Union Pacific Railroad.
Before Francis Burt died, he declared Thomas B. Cuming as his second. Thomas B. Cuming was then in charge and declared Omaha as the capital of the Nebraska Territory.
Fort Lisa helped to bring people to Omaha. Then Omaha became the capital. The telegraph helped to improve communication from Omaha. The Union Pacific Railroad was one of the biggest money makers for Omaha. All these efforts have pieced together to create the Omaha there is today.
Edward Creighton owned a ton of land and he established the first telegraph in Omaha, which was very important. After Edward Creighton's death, his wife donated land and money to establish Creighton University.
As payment for defending him in court, the man decided to give Abraham Lincoln a big piece of land he had in Council Bluffs. Abraham Lincoln then sold this land to the Union Pacific Railroad.
All of these events have helped Omaha become what it is today.