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Omaha Daily Bee Archive

  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • 18721927

About

The Omaha Daily Bee, which historian Addison Sheldon in 1931 termed “the most successful and influential journal in Nebraska,” was established by Edward Rosewater, a native of Bohemia. The Bee began publication on June 19, 1871, as a temporary venture to promote local educational reform legislation for which Rosewater was a proponent. He later commented that he never intended the small publication to become a true newspaper, even choosing the name as a witty joke: The Bee would provide honey but with a sting. From its inception as an evening paper, the Bee expanded with morning, weekly, and other editions. They included the Omaha Daily Bee (morning edition), the Omaha Evening Bee, the Omaha Illustrated Bee, the Weekly Bee, and finally, the Omaha Bee-News, beginning in 1927. By 1875 the Bee had a circulation of 2,520. In 1882 circulation had increased to 6,100 daily and 16,000 weekly copies. The paper often featured reports by special correspondents who traveled around the state, and it carried national, regional, state, and local news. Eight columns and a simple text nameplate graced its design.

Archive Info

  • 350,721
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • 18721927

Source Information

Omaha Daily Bee, 1872–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: February 12, 2024

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Cronk Elks 11-28-1911

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Archive Info

  • 350,721
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • 18721927

Source Information

Omaha Daily Bee, 1872–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: February 12, 2024