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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Source: Resident Population Data – 2010 Census
|Governor||Dave Heineman, (Republican, to January 2015)|
|Entered the Union||March 1, 1867|
as the 37th state
|Motto||Equality Before the Law|
|Nickname||The Cornhusker State, The Beef State, The Tree Planter State|
|Professional Sports Teams||No NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS, or NHL teams.|
(sports listing policy)
|Origin of Name||From an Oto Indian word meaning flat water|
|Historical Sites||Chimney Rock National Historic Site and the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer|
|Points of Interest||Agate Fossil Beds in Homestead, Scotts Bluff National Monuments, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Lincoln, and the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln|
|Bordering States||Nebraska borders Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota.|
Follow these links to read articles about Nebraska from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Official State Links
- Nebrask@Online: The Official Web Site for the State of Nebraska
This is the official website for the State of Nebraska.
- Nebraska Library Commission
Here is the homepage for the Nebraska State Library Agency.
- Nebraska State Historical Society
Here is the homepage for the Nebraska State Historical Society.
- University of Nebraska State Museum
Here is the homepage for the Nebraska State Museum.
- Nebraska State Historical Society Library/Archives Division
Here is the homepage for the Nebraska State Archives.
- Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Here is the homepage for Nebraska State Parks.
- Nebraska Possibilities…Endless
Here is the official state travel and tourism website for Nebraska.
- Nebraska For Kids
Check out this official Nebraska website just for kids.
Other State Links
- 50states.com: Nebraska
The site provides a wealth of information about Nebraska. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
- Things To Do in Nebraska
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Nebraska’s entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state’s interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
- Roadside America: Nebraska Attractions
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of “weird sites along the highway” in Nebraska.
- Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Here is the National Park Service website for Nebraska’s Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.
- Writing a Report on Nebraska
Use this site from the Nebraska Library Commission Electronic Library to get help writing a report about the state.
- FedStats: MapStat: United States: Nebraska
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on “economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more” in Nebraska.
- The Union Pacific began its transcontinental railroad at Omaha in 1865.
- In 1937, Nebraska became the only state in the Union to have a unicameral (one-house) legislature. Members are elected to it without party designation.
- The world’s largest Kolache Festival is located in Prague, Nebraska.
Some Famous People from this State
- Presidents from Nebraska with links to ipl’s POTUS (Presidents of the United States) page:
- Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1913.
- Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little in Omaha on May 19, 1925, became one of the most controversial civil rights activists.
- William Frederick Cody, a.k.a. “Buffalo Bill,” was a soldier, buffalo hunter, Army scout, actor, rancher, irrigationist and showman of the Wild West. He was born in Nebraska in 1846.