Howard Hamilton, One-Man Archivist for Omaha, Nebraska

I’ve never met Howard Hamilton and I probably never will, but he’s my kind of guy. “Hamilton has spent his life mining Omaha newspapers and archives for the bits of the past that are often quickly forgotten. His home is filled with scrapbooks — hundreds of them — that document the city from its founding to the present day. Demolitions. Ribbon-cuttings. Famous residents. Historical oddities. A lot of historical oddities.”