Lincoln changes daily -- new homes rise, old buildings fall, sushi places come, yogurt joints go.

But those are nothing compared to the moves that have shaped -- and reshaped -- entire sections of the city. With the help of historian Ed Zimmer, we’ve compiled a list.

* Lancaster selected for capital city, original plat adopted, 1867

* Establishment of University of Nebraska, 1869

* Establishment of Wyuka Cemetery, 1869

* Coming of the railroads, 1870 to 1890s

* Establishment of colleges and suburban towns (University Place, Bethany Heights, College View) and railroad town (Havelock), 1880s and 1890s

* Permanent placement of State Fair Park, 1901

* Annexation of University Place, Bethany Heights, College View, Havelock, 1926-30

* Militarization, vast expansion of municipal airport as Lincoln Army Air Field, 1942-46, and Lincoln Air Force Base, 1952-66

* Burlington Beach, Capitol Beach recreational facilities, 1890s, transition to residential area, mid-20th century.

* Flood control in Salt Valley watershed (Salt Creek levies, Holmes Lake, Branched Oak, other county lakes, 1950-66

* Coming of Interstate 80, 1950s; I-180, early 1960s

* Haymarket rebirth, 1980s to present

* Antelope Valley, Big X and related roads, 1990s to 2000s

* State Fair Park becomes Innovation Campus, late 2000s to present

* Pinnacle Bank Arena, West Haymarket, 2013

 

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