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