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The Omaha Experience
"Established in 1854, Omaha has grown from a lawless, roughshod town to a sophisticated metropolis with a population approaching half a million. See what you know about this city of the Plains."
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Johnny Rosenblatt urged the city to build a baseball stadium. Why?
to lure the College World Series from Wichita
to attract a Triple-A baseball team
to provide a home for the Omaha Mustangs
to encourage Creighton University to play its games there
Which now deceased alt-rocker was born in Omaha?
Name the world's fair-like event that drew more than two million people to Omaha in 1898.
The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition
The Greater America Exposition
The Trans-Missouri Expo
The Ak-Sar-Ben Festival of Lights
The makers of Healthy Choice, among other foodstuffs, are headquartered in Omaha. Name this food processing monolith.
Cudahy Packing Co.
The tremendous growth of this town's meat packing industry in the 1880s led to its nickname of "The Magic City". It was annexed by Omaha in 1915. Name it.
Before he went on to quiz shows and the "Tonight Show", Johnny Carson was hired in 1949 by this Omaha station to perform comedy bits and skits, among other things. Name the station.
James Dahlman, sometimes known as Omaha's "perpetual mayor," served from 1906 to 1918 and again from 1921 till his death in 1930. The popular figure was known by what nickname?
Jim Suttle, elected Mayor of Omaha in 2009, worked as an engineer for some 30 years. Name the other mayor with an engineering background.
Johnny Goodman was the fifth and last amateur to win this prestigious golf event in 1933. Name it.
The US Open
The PGA Tourney
The Trans-Mississippi Golf Tourney
The father of investing guru Warren Buffett followed several successful career paths. Which of the following did Howard Buffett NEVER engage in?
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