Machame Hospital

Machame Hospital - Motorcycle Ward Machame Hospital, near Moshi Tanzania, has been in operation since 1906, when German missionary doctor, Dr. Herman Ploetze, arrived. It has grown to a 230 bed facility owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Northern Diocese, and treats over 150 outpatients daily. Cheaply made Chinese motorcycles driven by risk-immune … Continue reading Machame Hospital

Dying Industry

Northwest of Saddle Creek Road and Leavenworth Street sits the rusting hulk of a bygone industrial era in Omaha history.  The Omaha Steel Casting ("OSC") plant opened in 1906, and I was fortunate to get a tour of the plant before it closed in 2014.   Click here and here for photos and stories of the … Continue reading Dying Industry