Florence Park

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This article is about public park in Omaha, Nebraska. For the neighborhood in Cowley, Oxfordshire, see Cowley, Oxfordshire.
Florence Park
Type Municipal (Omaha)
Location Florence
Created 1846
Open All year

The Florence Park is a city-owned public park in the Florence neighborhood of North Omaha, Nebraska. Located at North 30th and State Streets, it is the oldest park and the oldest original town square in Nebraska, having been created by the original pioneers of the area in the 1840s.[1][2] In the southern end of the park there is an official Nebraska State Historical Marker that tells the story of Winter Quarters, the 1840s settlement in the area.[3] For many years a large cottonwood tree in the park featured a plaque that proclaimed its usage by Brigham Young as a hitching post.[4]

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  1. ^ Kurian, G.T. (1994) World Encyclopedia of Cities. ABC-CLIO. p 702
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project. (1939) Nebraska: A Guide to the Cornhusker State. Nebraska State Historical Society. p 245.
  3. ^ Dresner, S. and Kimball, S.B. (1997) The Mormon Pioneer Trail: Mormon Trail Association 1997 Official Guide. Gibbs Smith. p 24.
  4. ^ (1939) The Prairie Schooner. v. 13-14 p 167.

Coordinates: 41°20′08″N 95°57′39″W / 41.33556°N 95.96083°W / 41.33556; -95.96083