Nebraska – ipl Stately Knowledge: Facts about the United States


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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Source: Resident Population Data – 2010 Census
GovernorDave Heineman, (Republican, to January 2015)
Entered the UnionMarch 1, 1867
as the 37th state
MottoEquality Before the Law
NicknameThe Cornhusker State, The Beef State, The Tree Planter State
BirdWestern Meadowlark
SongBeautiful Nebraska
Professional Sports TeamsNo NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS, or NHL teams.
(sports listing policy)
Origin of NameFrom an Oto Indian word meaning flat water
Historical SitesChimney Rock National Historic Site and the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
Points of InterestAgate 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 StatesNebraska borders Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota.
FlagNebraska's flag

Follow these links to read articles about Nebraska from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:

Official State Links

Other State Links

  • 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 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.