Manuel Lisa and Lucien Fontenelle were two of the most influential fur trader because they brought the fur trade to western territories. Along with the fur trade came people looking to settle.
I am Manuel Lisa, I founded Fort Lisa, one of the first and most influential settlements in the Omaha area
I’m Lucien Fontenelle, another fur trader and I ran the Missouri fur trading company and helped expand fur trade to western territories
I’m Lucien Fontenelle, another fur trader and I ran the Missouri fur trading company and helped expand fur trade to western territori
Day 3 Notes
I am Thomas B. Cuming the first territorial Governor of Nebraska. I named Omaha as the capitol.
When Pierce signed the Kansas Nebraska Act, officially making Nebraska a territory, more people came and settled there. When Cuming made Omaha the capitol, more and more people wanted settle there as well.
I am Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the U.S. I signed the Kansas-Nebraska act in 1854, officially making Nebraska a territory.
Day 5 Notes
The Kountze brothers founded the First National Bank in Omaha and gave the town economic stability as well as a place to keep their money.
I am Herman Kountze, and I helped create First National Bank
I’m Augustus Kountze, and along with my brothers, I also founded First National Bank.
Abraham Lincoln and Dodge were just two of the contributors to this massive railroad. Since the railroad started in Omaha, it brought a lot of goods into the city.Day 8 notes
I’m Abraham Lincoln, the President who signs the law creating the Union Pacific Railroad.
I’m Greenville Dodge, the person who helped Lincoln design and engineer the railroad.
Sources:Day 3 Notes, Day 5 Notes, Day 7 Notes, Day 8 Noteshttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Manuel-Lisahttps://www.history.com/topics/19th-century/kansas-nebraska-act https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/tcrr-dodge/
All of these people’s actions had a massive effect on Omaha becoming what it is today. Without these people, Omaha wouldn’t be as populated, economically stable or diverse as it is today.