Prospect Hill Cemetery (North Omaha, Nebraska)

Prospect Hill Cemetery (North Omaha, Nebraska)

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Prospect Hill Cemetery (North Omaha, Nebraska)

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Prospect Hill Cemetery, located at 3202 Parker Street between 31st and 33rd Streets and Parker and Grant Streets in North Omaha, Nebraska, USA, is Omaha's oldest pioneer cemetery. The site of the Cemetery was made available after the trial of Baker v. Morton, in which courts ruled against Omaha's notorious land barons. The cemetery's first official burial was Alonzo F. Salisbury, Omaha pioneer and member of the Nebraska Territorial Legislature. There were approximately 15,000 burials recorded at Prospect Hill, including those of many Omaha pioneers, including influential developers, religious leaders, mayors, judges, and benefactors, for whom Omaha streets, parks and schools were named. Prospect Hill was designated a landmark by the City of Omaha in 1979.

History

While laying out "Shinn's Addition" northwest of Omaha in 1856, Moses F. Shinn set aside for a cemetery on land where Native Americans and Mormons had reportedly been buried earlier.. Andreas' history of Nebraska. Retrieved 8/11/07. The location was reportedly one mile from the Mormon Trail. That year he sold the land to Byron Reed, an early Omaha real estate broker. Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 8/11/07. Jesse Lowe, the first mayor of Omaha, set aside those of land for burial purposes in 1858. The new cemetery included a variety of lands, including the city original cemeteries called...
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