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Encyclopedia > Nebraska Constitution
State of Nebraska
Flag of Nebraska State seal of Nebraska
Flag of Nebraska Seal of Nebraska
Nickname(s): Cornhusker State
Map of the United States with Nebraska highlighted
Official language(s) English
Capital Lincoln
Largest city Omaha
Area
 - Total
 - Width
 - Length
 - % water
 - Latitude
 - Longitude
Ranked 16th
200,520 km²
340 km
690 km
0.7
40°N to 43°N
95°25'W to 104°W
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 38th
1,711,263
8.6/km² (42nd)
Elevation
 - Highest point
 - Mean
 - Lowest point

1,653 m
790 m
256 m
Admission to Union March 1, 1867 (37th)
Governor Dave Heineman (R)
U.S. Senators Chuck Hagel (R)
Ben Nelson (D)
Time zone(s) Central: UTC-6/-5 (eastern)
Mountain: UTC-7/-6 (western)
Abbreviations
 - Postal service
 - ISO 3166-2

NE
US-NE
Web site www.nebraska.gov

Nebraska is a Great Plains state of the United States. Nebraska gets its name from a Native American (Oto) word meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state. Once considered part of the Great American Desert, it is now a leading farming state. Nebraskans have practiced scientific farming to turn the Nebraska prairie into a land of ranches and farms. Much of the history of the state is the story of the impact of the Nebraska farmer. Nebraskans are sometimes colloquially referred to as "Cornhuskers" (which is derived from the state nickname). File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nebraska state seal Source http://usa. ... Categories: Stub | U.S. state flags ... The Nebraska State Seal was adopted in 1867. ... 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Motto: Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 18671 1869  County Lancaster County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Coleen Seng Area  - Total  - Water 195. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 1854 1857  County Douglas County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Michael Fahey Area  - Total  - Water 307. ... -1... The United States of America This is a list of the United States states in order of their total area, land area, and water area. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... This is a list of the 50 U.S. states, ordered by population density. ... This is a list of United States of America states by population as of 2000, according to the 2000 Census taken by the United States Census Bureau. ... This is a list of United States states by elevation. ... 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Earl Benjamin Nelson (born May 17, 1941 in McCook, Nebraska) is an American politician from Nebraska, where he was born and has lived for most of his life. ... List of U.S. states by time zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... CST is UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... Daylight saving time (also called DST) is the North American term for a system intended to save daylight (the British observe summer time, and likewise the Europeans). ... 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The Great Plains is the broad expanse of prairie which lies east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States of America and Canada, covering all or parts of the U.S. states of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota and the... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... Assiniboin Boy, an Atsina Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. ... The Otoe or Oto are a Native American people. ... This article is about the Platte River in Nebraska. ... 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History

The Kansas-Nebraska Act became law on May 30, 1854; it established the U.S. territories of Nebraska and Kansas. The territorial capital of Nebraska was Omaha. The Kansas–Nebraska Act was an Act of Congress passed on January 23, 1854 organizing a territorial government for the lands that later became the states of Kansas and Nebraska. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The political units and divisions of the United States include: the several states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipality, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 1854 1857  County Douglas County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Michael Fahey Area  - Total  - Water 307. ...


In the 1860s, the first great wave of homesteaders poured into Nebraska to claim free land granted by the federal government. Many of the first farm settlers built their homes out of sod because they found so few trees on the grassy land. // Events and trends Technology The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States is built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... The Homestead Act of Ross Rossinator Blair 1862 is a piece of U.S. legislation which gave one quarter of a section of a township (160 acres, or about 65 hectares) of undeveloped land in the American West to any family head or person that was at least 21 years... Rolled sod Sod farm in Cutchogue. ...


Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867, shortly after the Civil War. At that time, the capital was moved from Omaha to Lancaster, later renamed Lincoln after the recently assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy... Motto: Nickname: Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 1854 1857  County Douglas County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Michael Fahey Area  - Total  - Water 307. ... Motto: Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 18671 1869  County Lancaster County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Coleen Seng Area  - Total  - Water 195. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ...


Arbor Day began in Nebraska, and the National Arbor Day Foundation is still headquartered in Nebraska City. Political cartoon concerning Earth and Arbor Days. ... Arbor Day is an American holiday that encourages the planting and care of trees. ... Nebraska City is a city located in Otoe County, Nebraska. ...


Prohibition in the U.S. was adopted in 1918, with Nebraska as the thirty-sixth state necessary to make the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution [1]. Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol. ... Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol. ...


"Rural flight"

Nebraska, in common with five other Midwest states (Kansas, Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and Iowa), has experienced a decades-long population decline in rural areas, although Nebraska is the fastest growing of the five. Eighty-nine percent of the cities in those states have fewer than 3000 people; hundreds have fewer than 1000. Between 1996 and 2004, almost half a million people, nearly half with college degrees, left the six states. "Rural flight", as it is called, has led to offers of free land and tax breaks as enticements to newcomers. As an example in Nebraska, Monowi, which in the 1930s had a population of 150, now has a population of one (as of 2005). State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 20th 181,196 km² 355 km 645 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 19th 183 272 km² 340 km 545 km 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 320 km 500 km 0. ... Rural flight is the migration of people from the countryside to towns or cities, primarily for economical motives. ... Monowi is a village located in Boyd County, Nebraska. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Law and Government

Further information: U.S. Congressional Delegations from Nebraska, List of Governors of Nebraska, and Nebraska Legislature These are tables of congressional delegations from Nebraska to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... List of Nebraska Governors David Butler Republican 1867-1871 William H. James Republican 1871-1873 Robert Wilkinson Furnas Republican 1873-1875 Silas Garber Republican 1875-1879 Albinus Nance Republican 1879-1883 James W. Dawes Republican 1883-1887 John Milton Thayer Republican 1887-1892 James E. Boyd Democratic 1892-1893 Lorenzo... The Legislature of Nebraska is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch, seated at Nebraskas capital, Lincoln. ...

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Nebraska is the only state in the United States with a unicameral legislature; that is, a legislature with only one house. Although this house is officially known simply as the "Legislature", and more commonly called the "Unicameral", its members still call themselves "senators". Nebraska's Legislature is also the only one in the United States that is nonpartisan. The senators are elected with no party affiliation next to their names on the ballot, and the speaker and committee chairs are chosen at large, so that members of any party can be (and often are) chosen for these positions. The Nebraska legislature can also override a governor's veto with a three-fifths majority, in contrast to the two-thirds majority required in some other states. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikisource – The Free Library – is a Wikimedia project to build a free, wiki library of primary source texts, along with translations of source-texts into any language and other supporting materials. ... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... The Legislature of Nebraska is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch, seated at Nebraskas capital, Lincoln. ... A nonpartisan government is one with no official political parties. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ...


History

For years, United States Senator George Norris and other Nebraskans encouraged the idea of a unicameral legislature, and demanded the issue be decided in a referendum. Norris argued: Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... George William Norris (July 11, 1861 - September 2, 1944) was a U.S. political figure. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...

…The constitutions of our various states are built upon the idea that there is but one class. If this be true, there is no sense or reason in having the same thing done twice, especially if it is to be done by two bodies of men elected in the same way and having the same jurisdiction.

Unicameral supporters also argued that a bicameral legislature had a significant undemocratic feature in the committees that reconciled Assembly and Senate legislation. Votes in these committees were secretive, and would sometimes add provisions to bills that neither house had approved. Nebraska's unicameral legislature today has rules that bills can contain only one subject, and must be given at least five days of consideration. In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ...


Finally, in 1934, due in part to the budgetary pressure of the Great Depression, Nebraska's unicameral legislature was put in place by a state initiative. In effect, the Assembly (the house) was abolished; as noted, today's Nebraska state legislators are commonly referred to as "Senators." 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Great Depression was a massive global economic recession (or depression) that ran from 1929 to approximately 1939. ...


The Nebraska delegation to the US Congress is dominated by the Republican Party, whose presidential nominee has carried the state in all but one election since 1940--the 1964 landslide of Lyndon Johnson. Since 1991, two of Nebraska's five electoral votes are awarded based on the winner of the statewide election; the other three go to the highest vote-getter in each of the state's three congressional districts. However, in the four presidential elections held since then, a Democrat has not won a single electoral vote in the state. In the 2004 presidential election, George W. Bush won the state's five electoral votes by the overwhelming margin of 33 percentage points (the fourth most Republican vote among states) with 65.9% of the vote; only Thurston County voted for John Kerry. The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Electoral College is the electoral college that chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Presidential election results map. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...


Despite the current Republican domination of Nebraska politics, the state has a long tradition of electing centrist members of both parties to state and federal office; examples include Norris (who served his last few years in the Senate as an independent), J. James Exon, and Bob Kerrey. This tradition is illustrated by Nebraska's current United States senators: Republican Chuck Hagel is considered a maverick within his party, while Democrat Ben Nelson is the most conservative member of his party in the Senate. However, all three of the state's congressional districts are held by Republicans. Jim Exon John James Jim Exon (August 9, 1921 – June 10, 2005) was an American Democratic politician. ... Senator Bob Kerrey Joseph Robert Kerrey (born August 27, 1943) was Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987, and a U.S. Senator from Nebraska (1989–2001) and a Democrat. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... Earl Benjamin Nelson (born May 17, 1941 in McCook, Nebraska) is an American politician from Nebraska, where he was born and has lived for most of his life. ...


The Nebraska legislature is housed in the third Nebraska State Capitol building, which was built between 1922 and 1932. The Nebraska State Capitol The Nebraska State Capitol (aka The Tower on the Plain), located in Lincoln, Nebraska, is the capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Nebraska. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on Friday. ...


Geography

Map of Nebraska
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Map of Nebraska

Nebraska is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa and Missouri to the east, across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west. Nebraska has 93 counties; it also occupies the central portion of the Frontier Strip. File links The following pages link to this file: Nebraska Categories: Nebraska maps | National Atlas images ... File links The following pages link to this file: Nebraska Categories: Nebraska maps | National Atlas images ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 320 km 500 km 0. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Official languages English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 1. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 269,837 km² 451 km 612 km 0. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... List of Nebraska counties: Adams County Antelope County Arthur County Banner County Blaine County Boone County Box Butte County Boyd County Brown County Buffalo County Burt County Butler County Cass County Cedar County Chase County Cherry County Cheyenne County Clay County Colfax County Cuming County Custer County Dakota County Dawes... Frontier Strip refers to the American six states from North Dakota south to Texas. ...


Nebraska is composed of two major land regions: the Dissected Till Plains and the Great Plains. The easternmost fifth of the state was scoured by Ice Age glaciers; the Dissected Till Plains were left behind after the glaciers retreated. The Dissected Till Plains is a region of gently rolling hills; Omaha and Lincoln are located within this region. The Dissected Till Plains are a land region of the United States, located in southern and western Iowa, northeastern Kansas, the southwestern corner of Minnesota, northern Missouri, eastern Nebraska, and southeastern South Dakota. ... The Great Plains is the broad expanse of prairie which lies east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States of America and Canada, covering all or parts of the U.S. states of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota and the... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... Aletsch glacier, Switzerland A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 1854 1857  County Douglas County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Michael Fahey Area  - Total  - Water 307. ... Motto: Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 18671 1869  County Lancaster County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Coleen Seng Area  - Total  - Water 195. ...


The Great Plains occupy the western four-fifths of Nebraska. The Great Plains itself is comprised of several smaller, diverse land regions, including the Sand Hills, the Pine Ridge, the Rainwater Basin, the High Plains and the Wildcat Hills. Panorama Point, at 5,424 feet (1,653 m), is the highest point in Nebraska; despite its name and elevation, it is merely a low rise near the Colorado and Wyoming borders. The Sand Hills of Nebraska is a 25,000 mi² (65,000 km²) region of plant-anchored sand dunes in the north-central part of the state. ... The Pine Ridge is an escarpment between the Niobrara River and the White River in far northwestern Nebraska (a small section extends into South Dakota). ... The Rainwater Basin is a 4,200 mi. ... The High Plains are a subregion of the Great Plains in the central United States, located in eastern Colorado, western Kansas, western Nebraska, central and eastern Montana, eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, western Texas, and southeastern Wyoming. ... The Wildcat Hills are an escarpment between the North Platte River and Pumpkin Creek in the western Nebraska Panhandle. ... Panorama Point is the highest peak in Nebraska. ...


A past Nebraska tourism slogan was "Where the West Begins"; locations given for the beginning of the "West" include the Missouri River, the intersection of 13th and O Streets in Lincoln (where it is marked by a red brick star), the 100th meridian, and Chimney Rock. Tourist redirects here; for the album by Athlete, see Tourist (album) Tourism is the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Sign marking the 100th meridian in Cozad, Nebraska The 100th meridian west is a line of longitude passing through North America and the Pacific Ocean. ... Categories: Rock formations in the United States | U.S. National Historic Sites | Nebraska landmarks | Morrill County, Nebraska | Oregon Trail | US geography stubs ...


Economy

The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates of Nebraska's gross state product in 2004 was $68 billion. Per capita personal income in 2004 was $31,339, 25th in the nation.


Nebraska has a large agriculture sector, and is a national leader in the production of beef, pork, corn (maize), and soybeans. Other important economic sectors include freight transport (by rail and truck), manufacturing, telecommunications, information technology, and insurance. Beef A salt beef with mustard bagel Beef is meat obtained from a bovine. ... Two halves of a pig being delivered Pork is the meat taken from pigs. ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... Binomial name Glycine max Merr. ... Cargo is a term used to denotes goods or produce being transported generally for commercial gain, usually on a ship, plane, train or lorry. ... Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The driver of this DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer prepares to offload Skoda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales For further uses of the word truck, see Truck (disambiguation). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Telecommunication is the extension of communication over a distance. ... Category: ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of potential financial loss. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1860 28,841
1870 122,993
1880 452,402
1890 1,062,656
1900 1,066,300
1910 1,192,214
1920 1,296,372
1930 1,377,963
1940 1,315,834
1950 1,325,510
1960 1,411,330
1970 1,483,493
1980 1,569,825
1990 1,578,385
2000 1,711,263

As of 2005, Nebraska has an estimated population of 1,758,787, which is an increase of 11,083, or 0.6%, from the prior year and an increase of 47,522, or 2.8%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 52,104 people (that is 132,394 births minus 80,290 deaths) and a decrease due to net migration of 4,007 people out of the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 22,199 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of 26,206 people. The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


As of 2004, the population of Nebraska included about 84,000 foreign-born residents (4.8% of the population).


Race and ancestry

The racial makeup of the state and comparison to the prior census:

Census year: 2000 1990
White 89.6% 93.8%
Black 4.0% 3.6%
Asian 1.3% 0.8%
Native American 0.9% 0.8%
Other race 2.8% 1.0%
Mixed race 1.4%
*
White, non-Hispanic 87.3% 92.5%
Hispanic‡ 5.5% 2.3%
Notes:
* Not available; mixed race was first reported in the census of 2000.
Hispanics may be of any race and are included in applicable race categories.

The five largest ancestry groups in Nebraska are German (38.6%), Irish (12.4%), English (9.6%), Swedish (4.9%), and Czech (4.9%). The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census of year 1990, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The term Blacks is often used in the West to denote race for persons whose progenitors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan Africa. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... A Hupa man, 1923 The scope of this indigenous peoples of the Americas article encompasses the definitions of indigenous peoples and the Americas as established in their respective articles. ... The terms multiracial, biracial and mixed-race describe people whose ancestors are not of a single race. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... British Americans are citizens of the British or partial British ancestry. ...


Nebraska has the largest Czech-American population (as a percentage of the total population) in the nation. German-Americans are the largest ancestry group in most of the state, particularly in the eastern counties. Thurston County (comprised entirely of the Omaha and Winnebago reservations) has a Indian majority, and Butler County is one of only two counties in the nation with a Czech-American plurality. The Omaha tribe began as a larger woodland tribe comprised of both the Omaha and Quapaw tribes. ... The Ho-Chunk or Winnebago (as they are commonly called) are a tribe of Native Americans, native to what are now Wisconsin and Illinois. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ...


Religion

The religious affiliations of the people of Nebraska are shown in the table below:

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Transport

Railroads

Further information: List of Nebraska railroads Current common carriers Amtrak (AMTK) Brandon Corporation Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (DME) Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) Kyle Railroad NEBKOTA Railway Nebraska Central Railroad (NCRC) Nebraska Northeastern Railway Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado RailNet Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Railway Sidney and Lowe Railroad Union Pacific...


Nebraska has a rich railroad history. The Union Pacific Railroad, headquartered in Omaha, was incorporated on July 1, 1862 in the wake of the Pacific Railway Act of 1862. The route of the original transcontinental railroad runs through the state. The Union Pacific Railroad NYSE: UNP is the largest railroad in the United States. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Pacific Railway Acts were passed by the United States Congress in 1862 and 1864. ... Poster announcing railroads opening The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States was built across North America in the 1860s, linking the railway network of the eastern U.S. with California on the Pacific coast. ...


Other major railroads with operations in the state are: Amtrak; BNSF Railway; Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad; and Iowa Interstate Railroad. Amtrak, is the brand name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting mark BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only its competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is comparable in size). ... The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (DM&E, AAR reporting mark DME) is a Class 2 railroad operating across South Dakota and southern Minnesota in the northern plains of the United States. ... The Iowa Interstate Railroad (AAR reporting mark IAIS) is a Class II railroad operating in the central United States. ...


Roads and highways

Further information: List of Nebraska numbered highways List of Nebraska State Highways Nebraska State Highway 2 Nebraska State Highway 3 Nebraska State Highway 6 Nebraska State Highway 9 Nebraska State Highway 22 Nebraska State Highway 46 Nebraska State Highway 51 Nebraska State Highway 54 Nebraska State Highway 58 Nebraska State Highway 66 Nebraska State Highway 67 Nebraska...


The Interstate Highways in Nebraska are: Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ...

The U.S. Highways in Nebraska are: Interstate 76 runs from Interstate 70 in Arvada, Colorado (near Denver) to an intersection with Interstate 80 near Big Springs, Nebraska. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # US-101 CA 1 I-5 CA 86 I-15 UT 120 UT 124 I-84 UT 168 I-25 WY 359 I-76 NE 102 I-29 IA 1A IA 4 I-35 IA 123 IA 137 I-74 IA 298 I-88 IL 4B... Interstate 129 is a spur highway that connects Interstate 29 in Sioux City, Iowa to South Sioux City and Dakota City in Nebraska. ... Interstate 180 is a short spur highway that connects Interstate 80 in Lincoln, Nebraska to downtown Lincoln. ... Interstate 480 is a loop highway that connects downtown Omaha, Nebraska (at a junction with Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 75) with Council Bluffs, Iowa (at a junction with Interstate 29). ... Interstate 680 in Nebraska and Iowa is the northern bypass freeway for the Omaha, Nebraska-Council Bluffs, Iowa metropolitan area. ... Current U.S. Highway shield Current U.S. Highway shield in California The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ...

MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST California US-395 INY 0. ... U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... United States Highway 26 is an east-west United States highway. ... United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ... U.S. Highway 34 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 1,122 miles (1,806 km) from the western suburbs of Chicago to north-central Colorado. ... United States Highway 73 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 112 miles from southeast Nebraska to northeast Kansas. ... U.S. Highway 75 is a north-south United States highway. ... US 77 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 81 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 83 is a north-south United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 136 is a spur of U.S. Highway 36. ... U.S. Highway 138, a short east-west highway between US 30 in western Nebraska and Sterling, Colorado, where it met the long-defunct U.S. Highway 38 (now U.S. Highway 6) along the South Platte River in Nebraska and Colorado, and that child route related to old US... U.S. Highway 159 is a spur of U.S. Highway 59. ... United States Highway 183 is a north-south United States highway. ... US 275 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 281 is a north-south United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 283 is a spur of U.S. Highway 83. ... U.S. Highway 385 is a spur of U.S. Highway 85. ...

Major cities and urban areas

All population figures are 2004 Census Bureau estimates. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Largest cities

100,000+ population 10,000+ population

Motto: Nickname: Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 1854 1857  County Douglas County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Michael Fahey Area  - Total  - Water 307. ... Motto: Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 18671 1869  County Lancaster County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Coleen Seng Area  - Total  - Water 195. ... Bellevue is a city located in Sarpy County, Nebraska. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown Grand Island Grand Island is a city located in Hall County, Nebraska. ... Parade of U.S. Infantry through Kearney, Nebraska, 1888. ... Fremont is a city located in eastern Nebraska, in Dodge County, near Omaha. ... Norfolk is a city located in Madison County, Nebraska. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown North Platte North Platte is a small city located in Lincoln County in southwestern Nebraska on I-80 where the South Platte River and the North Platte River join to form the Platte River. ... Hastings is a city located in Adams County, Nebraska. ... Columbus is a city located in Platte County, Nebraska, 92 miles (148 km) west by north of Omaha on the Loup River, a short distance above the confluence with the Platte. ... Papillion is a city located in Sarpy County, Nebraska. ... Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. ... La Vista is a city located in Sarpy County, Nebraska. ... Beatrice is a city located in Gage County, Nebraska. ... South Sioux City is a city located in Dakota County, Nebraska. ... Downtown Lexington, looking north Lexington is a city located in Dawson County, Nebraska. ...

Urban areas

Metropolitan areas Micropolitan areas

Other areas Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area is the combined metropolitan area of the cities of Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. ... Motto: Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 18671 1869  County Lancaster County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Coleen Seng Area  - Total  - Water 195. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Iowa Founded 1854 Incorporated 1857 County Woodbury County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Craig Berenstein Area  - Total  - Water 144. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown Grand Island Grand Island is a city located in Hall County, Nebraska. ... Parade of U.S. Infantry through Kearney, Nebraska, 1888. ... Norfolk is a city located in Madison County, Nebraska. ... Hastings is a city located in Adams County, Nebraska. ... Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown North Platte North Platte is a small city located in Lincoln County in southwestern Nebraska on I-80 where the South Platte River and the North Platte River join to form the Platte River. ... Fremont is a city located in eastern Nebraska, in Dodge County, near Omaha. ... Columbus is a city located in Platte County, Nebraska, 92 miles (148 km) west by north of Omaha on the Loup River, a short distance above the confluence with the Platte. ... Downtown Lexington, looking north Lexington is a city located in Dawson County, Nebraska. ... Beatrice is a city located in Gage County, Nebraska. ...

  • Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney comprise the “Tri-Cities” area.
  • The northeast corner of Nebraska is part of the Siouxland region.

Siouxland is a general term referring to the area around Sioux City, Iowa. ...

Education

Colleges and universities

University of Nebraska system Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical...

Nebraska State College System The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The University of Nebraska at Omaha, founded 1908 as the University of Omaha, is the Omaha, Nebraska, campus of the University of Nebraska system, and is the second-largest institution of higher education in Nebraska (after the University of Nebraska-Lincoln). ...

Private colleges/universities Chadron State College is a small state school in Chadron, Nebraska. ... Wayne State College is a state-supported four year university. ...

Nebraska Community College Association Bellevue University, founded in 1966, is a not-for-profit institution situated in Bellevue, Nebraska. ... Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska is a university of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synods Concordia University System. ... Creighton University, founded in 1878, is a Jesuit-Catholic college located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Dana College is an accredited baccalaureate college in Blair, Nebraska. ... Grace University is a private Bible college located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Hastings College is a private, undergraduate, four-year, residential liberal arts college in Hastings, Nebraska. ... Midland Lutheran College is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, located in Fremont, Nebraska. ... Nebraska Wesleyan University, founded in 1887 by the Nebraska Methodists, is comprised of 1500 students and 300 faculty and staff. ... Platte Valley Bible College began in 1951 at Scottsbluff, Nebraska. ... Union College is a private, co-educational, four-year college in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... York College York College is a private four year college affliated with the Churches of Christ located in York, Nebraska. ...

  • Central Community College
  • Little Priest Tribal College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-Plains Community College
  • Nebraska Indian Community College
  • Northeast Community College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College

Southeast Community College (SCC) is a three part community college system located in Southeast Nebraska. ...

Sports teams

Professional sports are sports in which the participants receive payment for playing, as opposed to amateur sports where they do not. ... The Lincoln Capitols are a professional indoor football team. ... National Indoor Football League is a minor league indoor football association based in the United States. ... The Lincoln Saltdogs are a Northern League baseball team based in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... The American Association (formally, the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball) is an independent minor league. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) ABA was founded in 1999 and is currently in a period of expansion. ... The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... This logo is being used to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the AHLs founding. ... The Calgary Flames are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Omaha Beef are a professional arena football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor football league starting in 2005. ... Kansas City Royals American League AAA Omaha Royals AA Wichita Wranglers A High Desert Mavericks Burlington Bees R Arizona Royals Idaho Falls Chukars The Omaha Royals are a minor league baseball team based in Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Nebraska Cornhuskers, or Huskers, are the athletic teams of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... The Lincoln Stars are the best Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... The Omaha Lancers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... Satellite photo showing Council Bluffs and Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... The Tri-City Storm are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ...

Climate

Two major climates are represented in Nebraska: the eastern two-thirds of the state has a hot summer continental climate, and the western third of the state has a semiarid steppe climate. The entire state experiences wide seasonal variations in temperature and precipitation. Average temperatures are fairly uniform across Nebraska, while average annual precipitation decreases from about 31.5 in (800 mm) in the southeast corner of the state to about 13.8 in (350 mm) in the Panhandle. Snowfall across the state is fairly even, with most of Nebraska receiving between 25 and 35 in (650 to 900 mm) of snow annually. [2] A continental climate is the climate typical of the middle-latitude interiors of the large continents of the Northern Hemisphere in the zone of westerly winds; similar climates exist along the east coasts (but not the west coasts) of the same continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other... The steppe of Western Kazakhstan in early spring In physical geography, steppe (from Slavic step) is a plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally reckoned as being dominated by tall grasses, while short grasses are said... A steppe in Western Kazakhstan in early spring In physical geography, a steppe (from Russian step) is a plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally considered as being dominated by tall grasses, while short grasses are... The Nebraska Panhandle is an area in the west of the state of Nebraska. ...


Nebraska is located in Tornado Alley; thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer months. The chinook winds from the Rocky Mountains provide a temporary moderating effect on temperatures in western Nebraska during the winter months. ([3], [4]) Tornado Activity in the United States For the book by William S. Burroughs, see Tornado Alley (book). ... A roll cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... Chinook winds, often just called chinooks, are a wind pattern observed in midwestern North America, named for the Chinook Indians. ... White Goat Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ...


Monthly temperature and precipitation data for two cities in Nebraska are shown in the tables below (source):

Lincoln
Month Temperature Precipitation
Mean Maximum Minimum
January -5.9 °C (21.3 °F) 0.2 °C (32.4 °F) -12.2 °C (10.1 °F) 14 mm (0.54 in)
February -3.0 °C (26.6 °F) 3.3 °C (37.9 °F) -9.4 °C (15.1 °F) 18 mm (0.72 in)
March 3.7 °C (38.6 °F) 10.2 °C (50.3 °F) -2.9 °C (26.8 °F) 53 mm (2.09 in)
April 10.9 °C (51.7 °F) 18.0 °C (64.4 °F) 3.8 °C (38.9 °F) 70 mm (2.76 in)
May 16.7 °C (62.1 °F) 23.4 °C (74.2 °F) 10.0 °C (50.0 °F) 99 mm (3.90 in)
June 22.5 °C (72.5 °F) 29.3 °C (84.7 °F) 15.7 °C (60.2 °F) 99 mm (3.89 in)
July 25.7 °C (78.2 °F) 32.2 °C (90.0 °F) 19.1 °C (66.3 °F) 81 mm (3.20 in)
August 23.9 °C (75.0 °F) 30.4 °C (86.7 °F) 17.4 °C (63.3 °F) 87 mm (3.41 in)
September 18.5 °C (65.3 °F) 25.1 °C (77.2 °F) 11.8 °C (53.2 °F) 88 mm (3.48 in)
October 12.0 °C (53.6 °F) 19.3 °C (66.7 °F) 4.7 °C (40.5 °F) 54 mm (2.12 in)
November 3.8 °C (38.8 °F) 10.1 °C (50.2 °F) -2.6 °C (27.3 °F) 32 mm (1.27 in)
December -3.6 °C (25.6 °F) 2.1 °C (35.8 °F) -9.2 °C (15.4 °F) 22 mm (0.88 in)
Annual 10.5 °C (50.9 °F) 17.0 °C (62.7 °F) 3.9 °C (39.0 °F) 718 mm (28.26 in)


Motto: Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 18671 1869  County Lancaster County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Coleen Seng Area  - Total  - Water 195. ...

Scottsbluff
Month Temperature Precipitation
Mean Maximum Minimum
January -3.9 °C (24.9 °F) 3.3 °C (37.9 °F) -11.2 °C (11.8 °F) 13 mm (0.50 in)
February -1.0 °C (30.2 °F) 6.4 °C (43.6 °F) -8.4 °C (16.8 °F) 12 mm (0.47 in)
March 2.3 °C (36.2 °F) 10.2 °C (50.3 °F) -5.5 °C (22.1 °F) 28 mm (1.09 in)
April 8.1 °C (46.5 °F) 16.3 °C (61.4 °F) -0.3 °C (31.5 °F) 40 mm (1.58 in)
May 13.6 °C (56.4 °F) 21.6 °C (70.9 °F) 5.4 °C (41.8 °F) 70 mm (2.77 in)
June 19.6 °C (67.3 °F) 27.8 °C (82.0 °F) 11.5 °C (52.7 °F) 67 mm (2.64 in)
July 23.4 °C (74.2 °F) 32.1 °C (89.7 °F) 14.8 °C (58.7 °F) 52 mm (2.06 in)
August 22.0 °C (71.6 °F) 30.7 °C (87.2 °F) 13.3 °C (56.0 °F) 27 mm (1.07 in)
September 16.3 °C (61.4 °F) 25.1 °C (77.2 °F) 7.5 °C (45.6 °F) 28 mm (1.10 in)
October 9.8 °C (49.6 °F) 18.6 °C (65.5 °F) 0.9 °C (33.7 °F) 21 mm (0.81 in)
November 2.4 °C (36.3 °F) 10.1 °C (50.2 °F) -5.3 °C (22.4 °F) 16 mm (0.62 in)
December -3.2 °C (26.2 °F) 4.2 °C (39.5 °F) -10.6 °C (12.9 °F) 14 mm (0.56 in)
Annual 9.2 °C (48.5 °F) 17.2 °C (63.0 °F) 1.1 °C (33.9 °F) 388 mm (15.27 in)


Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. ...


Notable residents

Further information: List of people from Nebraska The following are people who were either born/raised or have lived for a significant period of time in Nebraska. ...


Former President Gerald R. Ford, Vice President Dick Cheney, civil rights activist Malcolm X, and various celebrities including Adele and Fred Astaire, John Beasley, Marlon Brando, Dick Cavett, Montgomery Clift, Henry Fonda, Swoosie Kurtz, Larry the Cable Guy, Harold Lloyd, and Darryl F. Zanuck were born in the state. Other famous natives are film director Alexander Payne, singer/musician Conor Oberst, College Football Hall of Fame coach Dr. Tom Osborne, and athletes Gale Sayers, Bob Gibson, and Ahman Green. The world's second wealthiest person, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, was born and still resides in Nebraska. Comedian Johnny Carson grew up in Norfolk, and today the town of Wahoo is the "home office" for David Letterman's Late Show. Andrew Jackson Higgins, inventor of the Higgins Boat, was born in Columbus. Al Capone's brother, James Vincenzo Capone, moved to Nebraska from Brooklyn, in 1908 at the age of 16. Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Richard Bruce Cheney (born January 30, 1941), widely known as Dick Cheney, is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States under President George W. Bush. ... Malcolm X, (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red, El-Hajji Malik El-Shabazz and Omowale, was a longtime spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... Adele Astaire, 1927 Adele Astaire (September 10, 1896 -January 25, 1981) was an American dancer and entertainer. ... Fred Astaire Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... John Beasley can be: An American actor, John Beasley An American basketball player, John Beasley An Australian politician better known as Jack Beasley An Australian critic also better known as Jack Beasley ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Dick Cavett Richard Alva Cavett (born November 19, 1936) is a television talk show host known for his conversational style of in-depth and often serious issues discussion. ... Montgomery Clift Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966) was an American actor. ... Fonda in the 1957 classic, 12 Angry Men. ... Swoosie Kurtz (born on September 6, 1944 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American actress. ... Larry the Cable Guy doing his stand-up act Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963 in Pawnee City, Nebraska), better known by the stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is one of the co-stars on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and the subsequent series Blue Collar TV. He... Harold Clayton Lloyd (April 20, 1893–March 8, 1971) was an American actor and film maker, most famous for his hugely successful and influential silent film comedies. ... Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902–December 22, 1979) was a producer, writer, actor and director who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as its longest survivor. ... Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska), American film director and screenwriter. ... Conor Oberst Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter born February 15, 1980 in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Congressman Tom Osborne Thomas William Osborne (born February 23, 1937 in Hastings, Nebraska) is a former football coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a current Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraskas 3rd Congressional district (map). ... Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas), also known as The Kansas Comet, was a former professional football player in the National Football League who spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears. ... Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) was a right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... Ahman Green warming up to play the Tennessee Titans Ahman Rashad Green (born February 16, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA) is an American Football Running Back who plays for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... Forbes magazine annually lists the worlds wealthiest individuals: The Worlds Billionaries. ... Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is a wealthy American investor and businessman. ... Johnny Carson For the article about the Erskine College president, see Dr. John Carson John William Johnny Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his iconic status as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Norfolk is a city located in Madison County, Nebraska. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wahoo is a city located in Saunders County, Nebraska. ... Cities that have been the source of David Lettermans Top 10 list from his late night talk show Late Night with David Letterman on NBC and his show The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. Grand Rapids, Michigan Lebanon, Pennsylvania Lincoln, Nebraska Milwaukee, Wisconsin The first Late Night... Letterman at his desk on The Late Show with David Letterman David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American talk show host, comedian, and television producer. ... The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... Andrew Jackson Higgins (28 August 1886 – 1 August 1952) was the founder and owner of Higgins Industries, the New Orleans-based manufacturer of Higgins boats (LCVPs) during World War II. General Dwight Eisenhower is quoted as saying, Andrew Higgins . ... The Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in World War II. The craft was designed by Andrew Higgins of Louisiana, based on boats made for operating in swamps and marshes. ... FBI mugshot of Capone, 1931 Alphonse Gabby May Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), popularly known as Al Scarface Capone, was an infamous American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s, although his business card reportedly described him as a used furniture dealer. ... Brief History Al-Capones brother James Vincenzo Capone, Moved from brooklyn to Nebraska at the age of 16. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ...


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Nebraska has 25 official state symbols, including the Platte River, the mammoth, and John Neihardt. Official state symbols of the U. S. state of Nebraska, listed in the order adopted by the Nebraska Legislature: State motto: Equality Before the Law, designated 1867 State flower: Goldenrod (Solidago serotina), designated 1895 State poet laureate: John Neihardt, designated 1921 State flag: designated 1925 State bird: Western meadowlark (Sturnella... This article is about the Platte River in Nebraska. ... Species Mammuthus columbi Columbian mammoth Mammuthus exilis Pygmy mammoth Mammuthus jeffersonii Jeffersonian mammoth Mammuthus meridionalis Mammuthus primigenius Woolly mammoth Mammuthus lamarmorae Sardinian Dwarf Mammoth A mammoth is any of a number of an extinct genus of elephant, often with long curved tusks and, in northern species, a covering of long... // Overview Johnathan (John) Gneisenau Neihardt (January 8, 1881 - November 24, 1973) was an American author of poetry and prose, an amateur historian and ethnographer, and a philosopher of the Great Plains. ...


The USS Nebraska was named in honor of this state. At least two ships of the United States Navy have borne the name Nebraska, after the 37th state: The first Nebraska (BB-14) was a battleship. ...


Kool-Aid was created in 1927 by Edwin Perkins in the city of Hastings. Categories: Food and drink stubs | Kraft brands | Beverages ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Edwin Perkins (1889-1961), invented the powder drink mix Kool-Aid in 1927. ... Hastings is a city located in Adams County, Nebraska. ...


The world's largest train yard, Union Pacific's Bailey Yard, is located in North Platte. The Union Pacific Railroad NYSE: UNP is the largest railroad in the United States. ... Bailey Yard is the world’s largest railroad classification yard. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown North Platte North Platte is a small city located in Lincoln County in southwestern Nebraska on I-80 where the South Platte River and the North Platte River join to form the Platte River. ...


In the town of Blue Hill, Nebraska, there is a law which states that no female wearing a 'hat that would scare a timid person' can be seen eating onions in public. Blue Hill is a city located in Webster County, Nebraska. ...


The Vice-Grip was invented and is still manufactured in DeWitt, Nebraska.


Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton. The National Arbor Day Foundation has its headquarters near his home in Nebraska City. Political cartoon concerning Earth and Arbor Days. ... Julius Sterling Morton (NSHC statue) Julius Sterling Morton (April 22, 1832 – April 27, 1902) was born in Adams, New York. ... Arbor Day is an American holiday that encourages the planting and care of trees. ... Nebraska City is a city located in Otoe County, Nebraska. ...


A ranch situated just west of Kearney, Nebraska is located exactly halfway between Boston and San Francisco. Parade of U.S. Infantry through Kearney, Nebraska, 1888. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


References

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Scholarly special studies

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Further reading

  • Chokecherry Places, Essays from the High Plains, Merrill Gilfillan, Johnson Press, Boulder, Colorado, trade paperback, ISBN 1-55566-227-7.

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The Nebraska Panhandle is an area in the west of the state of Nebraska. ... Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area is the combined metropolitan area of the cities of Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. ... The Pine Ridge is an escarpment between the Niobrara River and the White River in far northwestern Nebraska (a small section extends into South Dakota). ... The Rainwater Basin is a 4,200 mi. ... The Sand Hills of Nebraska is a 25,000 mi² (65,000 km²) region of plant-anchored sand dunes in the north-central part of the state. ... The Wildcat Hills are an escarpment between the North Platte River and Pumpkin Creek in the western Nebraska Panhandle. ... Alliance is a city located in Box Butte County, Nebraska. ... Beatrice is a city located in Gage County, Nebraska. ... Bellevue is a city located in Sarpy County, Nebraska. ... Columbus is a city located in Platte County, Nebraska, 92 miles (148 km) west by north of Omaha on the Loup River, a short distance above the confluence with the Platte. ... Fremont is a city located in eastern Nebraska, in Dodge County, near Omaha. ... Gering is a city located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown Grand Island Grand Island is a city located in Hall County, Nebraska. ... Hastings is a city located in Adams County, Nebraska. ... Parade of U.S. Infantry through Kearney, Nebraska, 1888. ... La Vista is a city located in Sarpy County, Nebraska. ... Downtown Lexington, looking north Lexington is a city located in Dawson County, Nebraska. ... Motto: Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 18671 1869  County Lancaster County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Coleen Seng Area  - Total  - Water 195. ... McCook is a city located in Red Willow County, Nebraska, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,994. ... Norfolk is a city located in Madison County, Nebraska. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown North Platte North Platte is a small city located in Lincoln County in southwestern Nebraska on I-80 where the South Platte River and the North Platte River join to form the Platte River. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Nebraska Founded Incorporated 1854 1857  County Douglas County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Michael Fahey Area  - Total  - Water 307. ... Papillion is a city located in Sarpy County, Nebraska. ... Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. ... South Sioux City is a city located in Dakota County, Nebraska. ... York is a city located in York County, Nebraska. ... List of Nebraska counties: Adams County Antelope County Arthur County Banner County Blaine County Boone County Box Butte County Boyd County Brown County Buffalo County Burt County Butler County Cass County Cedar County Chase County Cherry County Cheyenne County Clay County Colfax County Cuming County Custer County Dakota County Dawes... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. ... Antelope County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Arthur County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Banner County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Blaine County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Box Butte County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Boyd County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Buffalo County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Burt County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Cedar County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Chase County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Cherry County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Cheyenne County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. ... Colfax County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Cuming County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Custer County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Dakota County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Dawes County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Dawson County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Deuel County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Dixon County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Dodge County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Dundy County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Fillmore County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Frontier County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Furnas County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Gage County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Garden County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Garfield County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Gosper County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Greeley County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Hall County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Harlan County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Hayes County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Hitchcock County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Holt County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Hooker County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Howard County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Kearney County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Keith County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Keya Paha County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Kimball County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Lancaster County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Loup County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... McPherson County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Merrick County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Morrill County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Nance County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Nemaha County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Nuckolls County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Pawnee County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Perkins County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Phelps County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Pierce County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Platte County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Red Willow County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Richardson County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Rock County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Saline County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Sarpy County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Saunders County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Scotts Bluff County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Seward County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Sheridan County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Sherman County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Sioux County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Stanton County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Thayer County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Thomas County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Valley County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Webster County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Wheeler County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... York County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ...

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