Once considered a desert, Nebraska is a leading ranching and farming state. Named after the Otoe word Ni Brasge (flat water), Nebraska was home to many groups of Native Americans including Sioux, Iowas, Otoes, Omahas, Pawnees, Missourias, and Poncas. The state is part of the Great Plains in the Midwest portion of the United States.
Nebraska was admitted to the Union as the 37th state in 1867 and renamed its capital city Lincoln after President Lincoln who had recently been assassinated. Known for the sod houses the original homesteaders built because there were no trees, Nebraska is landlocked times three. Simply put neither Nebraska, its neighbors or their neighbors border a sea or ocean.
Nebraska is home to Kool-aid and CliffNotes. The national holiday Arbor Day began in Nebraska. An interesting attraction is the world’s largest porch swing which holds 18 adults and is located in Nebraska.
Finally, Memorial Stadium, a football stadium in Lincoln becomes the third largest city in Nebraska each Sunday during football season.
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