KC students experience Durham’s Gritty City tour.

Twenty-two Blue Valley Southwest High School students from Kansas City journeyed to Omaha (with their marketing/broadcast class instructor, of course) to become a video production crew for a day. After three hours of filming at seven different locations, two rounds of edits in four hours and twelve pizzas cashed, the students were ready to showcase their awesome ‘We Don’t Coast’ experiences.

The last video in a series of seven, Durham’s Gritty City tour.

Students creatively tie Omaha’s gritty past to the We Don’t Coast brand story that begins with “here you earn everything you get”.


“Where taverns have an anxious guest for every corner, shelf and crack; with half the people going west, and all the others going back.” – John Godfrey Saxe, Harper’s Magazine

Omaha was known for being one of the wicked cities of the west with brothels, illegal speakeasy’s and gambling being the way of life. You can learn more about Omaha’s seedy past on The Durham Museum’s Gritty City Tour.

Many thanks to The Durham Museum for helping with this experience.

Learn more about how this video and the others came to life here.

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