NEBRASKA

The state is bordered by Iowa and Missouri, across the Missouri River to the east, Kansas to the south, Colorado to the southwest, Wyoming to the northwest, South Dakota to the north.

French fur traders was the first to visit Nebraska at the end of 1600, the land was part of the purchase of Louisiana in 1803, Nebraska was explored by Lewis and Clark from 1804-1806. Years later, Robert Stuart controlled the Oregon Trail across Nebraska within 1812-1813, and the first permanent settlement for the whites was established in 1823 at Bellevue. After the Mexican War in 1848, Western Nebraska was obtained by treaty. In 1865, the first Union Pacific transcontinental railroad was started. In 1937, Nebraska became the only state in the Union that has a legislative body (one house legislature). Members of the body were then elected without any party designation. Nebraska land area is 77,227 square miles (200,018 square kilometers) with population of 1,826,341 as at 2010 having an increase of 6.7% from the 2000 census. The Capital of Nebraska is Lincoln and Omaha is known to be the largest city. Nebraska gained statehood on, March 1st 1867 as the 37th state.

Nebraska is known to be a major producer in grains including crops like corn, sorghum and wheat. Some grasses that are suitable for food grow in the state than in any other state in America. Dakota City and Lexington are known to bet the country’s largest meat center due to the state hog industry and cattle rearing. Oil is also known to be discovered in the state in 1939, also natural gas in 1945. Nebraska other industries include clothing, farm machinery, electronic components, pharmaceuticals amongst others.

Landmarks in Nebraska includes Carhenge, this structure is formed from American automobiles; Chimney Rock National Historic Site, located in Morrill County and used by Native Americans; Durham Museum, built to display United States western region history; Great plains black history museum, located in north Omaha; Nebraska state capitol, known as the tower of the plains, classical and gothic architectural traditions can be seen on this structure; Henry Doorly Zoo and aquarium, this zoo has the largest indoor rainforests in the world; strategic Air and space Museum, built to promote science and aviation among the general public; Pioneer Village, founded in 1953 and consist of 28 buildings on a 20 acres of land, it is also a tourist attraction; Old market, located in Douglas county; World’s largest ball of stamps, created by the local stamp collecting club between 1953 and 1955. Living in Nebraska is awesome; everything in the state is red, including their beer. The state host one of the best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country. If you are a lover of sandwich, then Nebraska Runza will suit you as it’s the world’s greatest sandwich perhaps. Nebraskans are lovely, humble and they are fond of talking to strangers. There are lots of awesome cows which mean lots of steaks in the state. Nebraska weather can be funny most times as the weather changes drastically

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