50 Facts About Nebraska State You Should Know Story

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Introduction

50 Facts About Nebraska State You Should Know Story

There are dozens of facts about Nebraska State you've likely never heard of. Though it...

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Fun Facts About Nebraska

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Nebraska is the 16th largest state

Covering 77 thousand square miles, Nebraska is the 16th largest state in the US. Nebraska...

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It's known as the "Cornhusker State"

Since the vast majority of the state is made up of farmland, it's no wonder...

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Marlon Brando was born here

For 60 years, Marlon Brando was considered Hollywood royalty. His work in countless classics made...

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100 million trees have been planted in this state

Even though it isn't as developed as other more populated places, the state has still...

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Red Cloud is the most famous small town

Willa Cather is one of the most important historic writers in American history. Due to...

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Kool-Aid wouldn't exist without the state

In 1927, the town of Hastings, Nebraska changed beverage history. Inspired by Jello-O, Edwin Perkins...

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Fred Astaire is from Omaha

Fred Astaire called the state home as he was born in Omaha in 1899. Astaire...

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The Lied Jungle is the largest indoor rainforest

It would be easy to call the Lied Jungle just a simple zoo. In actuality...

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Arbor Day is an official state holiday

Although most people know about Arbor Day, it is typically a holiday that wasn't observed...

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Flatwater Lake is Nebraska's Hamptons

Nebraska being a landlocked state hasn't stopped it from creating luxury waterfront areas. The Flatwater...

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is world famous

With 160 acres of land, the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha is routinely...

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Millions of birds migrate along the Platte River

Platte River is one of the breeding places of birds in the northern part of...

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It's Warren Buffett's birthplace

One of the country's biggest businessmen, Warren Buffett, was born in Omaha to a congressman...

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The southern part of the state was on the Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail was a wagon route that spanned over 2000 miles, connecting parts of...

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The University of Nebraska State Museum's collection is impressive

The University of Nebraska has an impressive collection of educational and historic materials, making it...

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Interesting Nebraska Facts

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The Missouri River runs through it

The Missouri River is the longest in the United States and runs through seven different...

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Chimney Rock National Historic Site is a western icon

Chimney Rock is a nearly 300-foot natural rock formation in the western part of Nebraska...

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Scotts Bluff National Monument has been a guide for travelers

One of the interesting facts about Nebraska is that Scotts Bluff National Monument helped guide...

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President Gerald Ford was born here

If you're interested in historic fun facts for Nebraska, you should know that it's the...

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Nebraska fed soldiers in World War II

As part of America's Heartland, Nebraska was crucial to World War II's war efforts in...

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Lincoln is the state's capital

Even though Omaha is easily its most well-known city, the capital of Nebraska State is...

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The white-tailed deer is beloved

The Nebraska state animal, the white-tailed deer, is a symbol of this great Midwestern state...

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Look out for the meadowlark

The Nebraska state bird is a little less common than its state animal. The western...

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"Equality Before the Law" are words to live by

The Nebraska state motto sets itself apart from the mottos of many other states. That's...

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The Nebraska state flower grows everywhere

One of the most interesting facts on Nebraska for tourists to know is that if...

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Cool Facts About Nebraska

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It was the last to create a flag

The current Nebraska state flag has been official since 1963, though the design dates back...

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The cottonwood reminds you of pioneers

Did you know that the Nebraska state tree was chosen for its connection to the...

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There's an official state soft drink

As you've already read, Kool-Aid was invented in Nebraska in 1964. It later became extremely...

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The Sandhills take up 25% of the territory

The Nebraska Sandhills is a unique part of the state's geography. They're sand dunes that...

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500 thousand cranes fly through Grand Island

Grand Island can be found along the Platte River, a hotspot for migrating birds each...

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Weird Facts About Nebraska

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Yankton shares a border

Often, lists of Nebraska facts and information fail to mention that the state borders South...

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It may have more miles of river than other states

Nebraska has a lot of land, but it has its fair share of rivers as...

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There's even a state song

Did you know that Nebraska has a state song? It's called "Beautiful Nebraska," and it...

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A New Yorker designed the capitol

The Nebraska State Capitol is arguably the most important building in the state. It's where...

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The largest mammal fossil was found here

If you go to Nebraska, you should visit Archie. That's the name that was given...

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Nebraska History Facts

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Its name means "flat water"

It's interesting where the word "Nebraska" comes from. It's from the Oto Indian word Nebrathka...

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It used to be called the "Great American Desert"

An interesting fact about Nebraska is that it was once referred to as part of...

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Nebraska has extensive underground water reserves

Nebraska has more groundwater than any other state in the country. That's because much of...

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You can find the largest hand-planted forest here

As mentioned, Nebraska's love for trees has resulted in millions being planted around the state...

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911 was first used here

The invention of the 911 system revolutionized the way people were able to handle emergencies...

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Scary Facts About Nebraska

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There's a haunted movie theater

Alliance is a relatively small and ordinary town in Nebraska. You wouldn't guess that one...

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The largest collection of haunted objects is here

The Museum of Shadows in Omaha is perfect for fans of spooky things! It is...

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Weeping Water's stream is supposedly made of tears

One of the scariest historical facts about Nebraska has to do with the legend of...

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There are supposedly radioactive hornets

The 1940s introduced the world to nuclear power. It wasn't long before urban legends started...

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln could crumble

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has its own urban legend. The story says that if a...

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Random Facts About Nebraska

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Nebraska has the largest weight room in the United States

The University of Nebraska's Lincoln campus takes its athletics department seriously. In 2005, the school...

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The Reuben sandwich was a Nebraska invention

The Reuben sandwich is a staple in delis and restaurants across the United States. Did...

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The honeybee is a state symbol

Honeybees are essential to ecosystems, and Nebraska is one of the first places to fully...

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It is the 37th US state

One of the facts on Nebraska that you cannot miss is that it became the...

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World's largest porch swing is in a small town

You've likely never heard of Hebron, Nebraska, but it's home to a world-record-holding attraction. It's...

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