Lost Treasures of Omaha





Title: Lost Treasures of Omaha: Restaurants, Drive-Ins, Concert Halls, and Other Favorite Places from the Past
Author: Tim and Lisa Trudell
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781681064321
Price: $27.00

Omaha is many things: “the Gateway to the West”; the home to Indigenous peoples, from the Otoe, Pawnee, and Omaha nations; a place for Euro-American expansion and immigrant dreams; the home of Warren Buffet. Lost Treasures of Omaha celebrates the city with nearly 300 entries, ranging from restaurants you knew and loved, like Rose Lodge and its famous fried chicken or Fair Deal Café, the de facto city hall of the Northside, to theaters, drive-ins, and hangouts of days past to Omaha’s icons and curiosities, and plenty in between. What makes a Lost Treasure? It’s always in the eye—or the memory—of the beholder, but Tim and Lisa Trudell highlight places that bring back fond memories and played major roles in the city’s growth. Having written three books about Omaha and Nebraska, Tim and Lisa have learned more about the city they love and call home than they could have ever imagined.


The history of Richman-Gordman Department Stores begins in Omaha in 1915 and covers over a century. Learn of its incarnations through the years and relive your Zooland childhood experiences.

100 Things to Do in Omaha Before You Die Discover the city’s unique coffee flights. Learn about the history of the Reuben sandwich. Catch a unique view of the city while ziplining 55 feet above the ground. Immerse yourself in nature

The original TV dinner was created in downtown Omaha thanks to an abundance of Thanksgiving leftovers. Learn about the origins of Swanson's TV Brand Frozen Dinner. Special thanks to Tim and Lisa Trudell, authors of the book Lost Treasures of Omaha and

This week we reminisce on two Nebraska originals: Hinky Dinky and Pamida. Special thanks to Tim and Lisa Trudell, authors of the book Lost Treasures of Omaha and operators of the site The Walking Tourists, for sharing the history of these

For authors Tim and Lisa Trudell, the opportunity to take a look back at Omaha's history appealed to them. "We wanted to provide a nostalgic look, but we also wanted to provide a historically accurate look at the city's story," said

Memorial Day is quickly approaching along with a multitude of summer events just around the corner. I’m personally excited to dig into local history a little bit more, and one of the guides I plan to use is Tim and Lisa

For Omaha residents Tim and Lisa Trudell, telling stories is their passion. More specifically, the stories behind the people and places that have made Omaha the city it is today.

Additional information

Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 in


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