In 1909, Samuel Nathan brought his wife, Lea, to raise their family at Nathan’s Lake in the southern part of Washington County. The lake soon became a popular spot for people to fish, picnic, swim and have church events. It became the center of social life for the Omaha Jewish Community to experience rural life, and was a summer retreat for Creighton nuns and the Young People’s Catholic Club.
Family member, Ira Nathan, has compiled an interesting and colorful history of Nathan’s Lake from family photos and stories along with articles from the Omaha World Herald. Hear about how it was used as a movie set and a temporary home for the Omaha Balloon School.