In 1969, first-graders at Long School dressed as Pilgrims to ride a cardboard Mayflower in a re-enactment of the first Thanksgiving. Their play portrayed the Pilgrims during the landing at Plymouth Rock and their meeting with the Indians. The grand finale was a Thanksgiving feast for the OPS class. THE WORLD-HERALD
A few of the 57 fifth-graders at St. Thomas More School dressed in their Thanksgiving best in 1981. Teacher Clarice Newmann sliced a turkey that was cooked and served by parents. THE WORLD-HERALD
Balloons, ranging from 60 to 125 feet long, were sent aloft as part of Crossroads Mall’s balloon parade in 1972. James Moore of Indianapolis spent about an hour inflating each balloon. THE WORLD-HERALD
In November 1977, only one block of work remained to complete a six-block reconstruction on Maple Street through the Benson business district. The five-month project, from 58th to 64th Street, began in June and cost just over $500,000. THE WORLD-HERALD
This aerial photo from 1968 shows the new $450,000, 4,300-foot-long concrete runway at Eppley Airfield. It was to be used for business and personal aircraft, decreasing congestion on the main runway and increasing the airport’s operational capacity by 50 percent. THE WORLD-HERALD
Creighton University basketball coach John McManus, center, is flanked by starters for the 1959-1960 season. From left are Dick McMahon, Ed Hubbard, Dick Hartman, Dick Harvey and Jack Chapman.
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More than an inch of snow accumulated on the field at Memorial Stadium by halftime on Nov. 1, 1986. The second half of the game against Kansas State was delayed about 20 minutes while Bill Shepard, the grounds manager at the stadium, cleared off the artificial turf. NU won the game 38-0.
Arthur C. Storz Sr. breaks ground for a $5.4 million Eppley Airfield terminal addition with United Airlines stewardesses Janet Tefer, 21, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, left, and Linda Aller, 21, of Toddville, Iowa, in 1968. THE WORLD-HERALD
The lines at the reservation and luggage counters at Eppley Airfield’s south terminal during the holiday season in December 1986. THE WORLD-HERALD
In 1985, the Omaha Airport Authority was constructing a large addition to the main terminal at Eppley Airfield and a new satellite building. The iron beams cast a stripped pattern onto the frame in this November photo. Once the project was complete, Ron Grear, the airport authority’s executive director, said, “this airport will be second to none in cities of Omaha’s size. We’re building the finest passenger terminal. We have the best cargo and general aviation facilities, the most airlines and the most competitive service and the closest proximity to the city center.” THE WORLD-HERALD