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Entered the Union: March 1, 1867 (37) Capital: Lincoln
Origin of Name: From an Oto Indian word meaning “flat water”
State Nickname: Cornhusker State • Beef State
State Bird: Western Meadowlark State Tree: Cottonwood
State Mammal: White-tailed Deer State Flower: Goldenrod
State Song:“Beautiful Nebraska" State Parks: 87
State Motto: Equality before the law
Famous For: Chimney Rock • Agate Fossil Beds
Famous Nebraskans: Fred Astaire (dancer, actor), Marlon Brando • Henry Fonda (actors), Warren Buffett (investor), Johnny Carson (TV host), Richard Cheney (Vice President), William "Buffalo Bill" Cody (showman), Fr. Edward Flanagan (founder of Boys Town), Gerald Ford (President), Bib Gibson (baseball), Frank Leahy (football coach)
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French fur traders first visited Nebraska in the late 1600s. Eastern Nebraska was acquired in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The first permanent white settlement was established at Bellevue in 1823.
Western Nebraska was acquired by treaty following the Mexican War in 1848. 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 911 system of emergency communications, now used nationwide, was developed and first used in Lincoln, Nebraska. 
Chimney rock was the most often mentioned landmark in journal entries by travelers on the Oregon Trail.
Four historical trails crossed Nebraska including the Oregon, Lewis and Clark, Mormon, and Pony Express.
Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state.
The Lied Jungle located in Omaha is the world's largest indoor rain forest.
In 1927, Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings invented the powdered soft drink Kool-Aid.
The Ogalala aquifer is the U.S.'s largest aquifer (underground lake/water supply).
Nebraska has more underground water reserves than any other state in the continental U.S.
Kearney, Nebraska is located exactly between Boston and San Francisco.
Nebraska, mistakenly called the "Great American Desert" by European Explorers, is one of the top farming areas in the world.
Arbor Day was started in Nebraska City in 1872 by Sterling Morton to encourage tree planting.
The biggest mammoth fossils ever discovered were found in Lincoln County.
The Niobrara is one of the top canoeing rivers in the country. It has more than 90 waterfalls.
Twice-yearly migrations of millions of cranes, ducks and geese turn the Platte River area into an amazing sight.
Between Northport and Ogallala on Highway 26 there is a shoe fence. The fence line, which runs for miles and miles, is adorned with mounted upside down boots and shoes.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln weight room is the largest in the country. It covers three-fourths of an acre

Just north of Alliance, Nebraska there is a place called Carhenge that replicates the historic English Stonehenge with 38 old automobiles placed to assume the same proportions.

Nebraska's Ethnic Roots: German 38.6%, Irish 12.4%, English 9.6%, Swedish 4.9%, Czech 4.9%.
Religion in Nebraska: 90% Christian (61% Protestant, 28% Catholic, 1% Other), 9% No Religion, 1% Other Religions
Borsheims in Omaha has the largest jewelry store in the nation.
Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska in 1917.


National Anthem Day
National Anthem Day
March 3
National Anthem Day

celebrates the writing and history behind "The Star-Spangled Banner," which officially became the national anthem of the United States of America on March 3, 1931.
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Daylight Savings
Daylight Savings Time
March 8
Daylight Savings
Set your clock forward one hour.
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day
March 17
St. Patrick's Day
is celebrated internationally in honor of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Patrick used the shamrock, a 3-leaf plant, to explain the Holy Trinity. The wearing of green and shamrock decor is widely used in celebration of this holiday.
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Agriculture Day
AG Day
March 19, 2013
National AG Day
celebrates the abundance and contributions provided by agriculture.
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Spring Equinox
Spring Equinox
March 20
Spring Equinox

At the start of spring, the spring equinox, day and night are 12 hours long and the Sun is at the midpoint of the sky. Our north pole tilts towards the Sun.
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The Cheese Pirates
The Cheese Pirates by Christina Lewis
The Cheese Pirates
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"Pirates of the Caribbean, move over! Make room for a crew of mouse-privateers who will capture your hearts and stop your breath with their thrilling sea-going adventures! A wonderful story, full of bold mice, good and wicked, who will show you what courage really means." - Lynne Reid Banks, author of The Indian in the Cupboard
One Street Over
Michael Lewis Video: Sky Blue
"Sky Blue" (Wyoming Winds) byOne Street Over
Escape your daily blues with this new music video by One Street Over.
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