Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Frederick Adrian
Omaha, unlike perhaps any other city in the United States, had as its first public utility a street transportation system. As an Omaha "first", it has had a long continuous history, easily as old as the State of Nebraska and only thirteen years younger than the city itself. As the institution was so closely connected with and was so contingent upon the city in which it was built, much can be learned from it about Omaha and the conditions that surrounded its growth. Because of Omaha's location on the fringe of the Great Plains and because of its location on the frontier for many years, its influence upon institutions like a street transportation system has implications that are trenchant enough to be part of a broader history of the American West.
Thavenet, Dennis, "A history of Omaha public transportation" (1960). Student Work. 1167.
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