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Nebraska is known as the “Historic Trails” state. The Lewis and Clark, Mormon Pioneer, Pony Express, Oregon, and California National Historic Trails all cross Nebraska. Other non-designated trails such as the Overland, Oxbow, Texas-Ogalalla Cattle, and Nebraska City Cut-Off Trails once laced the countryside. The Platte River, along which many of the trails run, is the source of the name Nebraska, which in the Oto Indian language means “flat water.”

Most who rushed across the state to get to the California gold fields or to their land of promise failed to realize the riches that Nebraska held in its soil. With excellent soil conditions and plentiful water from the Missouri, Platte, and Niobrara rivers, Nebraska, for those who stayed, was the “promised land.” Corn is Nebraska’s number one agricultural crop, thus giving the state its “Cornhusker” nickname.
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Nebraska was once called "The Great American Desert". 50states.com

Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins in Hastings, Nebraska in the 1920s.



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  • 1823 - First permanent white settlement built at Bellevue, Nebraska

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm

  • 1862 - The Homestead Act encouraged new settlers from the east into Nebraska

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm

  • 1867 - Nebraska became a state


  • 1872 J. Sterling Morton proposed a holiday to promote the planting of trees in Nebraska. The first “Arbor Day”—in which an estimated 1 million trees were planted—was celebrated on April 10, 1872. By 1920, 45 states had adopted the holiday.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html

  • News 1877 - May 6 - The famed Indian warrior Crazy Horse surrendered, along with 1,000 of his followers near Camp Robinson. He was later killed.

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm
    May 6, 1877

  • 1882 - Buffalo Bill Cody held his first rodeo in North Platte, Nebraska July 4, 1882

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html

  • News 1888 - In Western Nebraska a coal famine existed on the 21st, and coal trains on the Union Pacific were being stopped and robbed.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888

  • News 1889 - All over Nebraska a heavy gale prevailed on the 4th, and considerable damage was done in the western part of the State, building being unroofed and trees blown down.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1889

  • 1895 - Nebraska
    Nebras'ka, a N.W. central state of the American Union, bounded N. by South Dakota, E. by Iowa, S. by Kansas and Colorado, and W. by Colorado and...Read MORE...


  • News February 12, 1899 - The temperature at Camp Clarke NE plunged to 47 degrees below zero to establish a record for the state.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 12, 1899

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    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
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    St. Johns Church. Creighton University. Omaha, Neb.
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    O Street looking East, Lincoln, Neb.
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    Congregational Church, Plainview, Nebraska
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  • 1937 - Nebraska is the only state with a nonpartisan, unicameral legislature.
    Promoted by Senator George Norris for its efficiency, cost-effectiveness and ability to eliminate secretive conference committee meetings common in...Read MORE...


  • 1942 - Kingsley Dam completed, creating Lake McConaughy

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm

  • 1963 - Nebraska became one of the first states to provide the entire state with educational television.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html



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St. Johns Church. Creighton University. Omaha, Neb.

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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
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O Street looking East, Lincoln, Neb.

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Congregational Church, Plainview, Nebraska

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  • 1823 - First permanent white settlement built at Bellevue, Nebraska

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm
  • 1862 - The Homestead Act encouraged new settlers from the east into Nebraska

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm
  • 1867 - Nebraska became a state
  • 1872 J. Sterling Morton proposed a holiday to promote the planting of trees in Nebraska. The first “Arbor Day”—in which an estimated 1 million trees were planted—was celebrated on April 10, 1872. By 1920, 45 states had adopted the holiday.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html
  • News  1877 - May 6 - The famed Indian warrior Crazy Horse surrendered, along with 1,000 of his followers near Camp Robinson. He was later killed.

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm
    May 6, 1877
  • 1882 - Buffalo Bill Cody held his first rodeo in North Platte, Nebraska July 4, 1882

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html
  • News  1888 - In Western Nebraska a coal famine existed on the 21st, and coal trains on the Union Pacific were being stopped and robbed.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888
  • News  1889 - All over Nebraska a heavy gale prevailed on the 4th, and considerable damage was done in the western part of the State, building being unroofed and trees blown down.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1889
  • 1895 - Nebraska
    Nebras'ka, a N.W. central state of the American Union, bounded N. by South Dakota, E. by Iowa, S. by Kansas and Colorado, and W. by Colorado and... Read MORE...

  • News  February 12, 1899 - The temperature at Camp Clarke NE plunged to 47 degrees below zero to establish a record for the state.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 12, 1899
  • 1937 - Nebraska is the only state with a nonpartisan, unicameral legislature.
    Promoted by Senator George Norris for its efficiency, cost-effectiveness and ability to eliminate secretive conference committee meetings common in... Read MORE...

  • 1942 - Kingsley Dam completed, creating Lake McConaughy

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm
  • 1963 - Nebraska became one of the first states to provide the entire state with educational television.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html

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