Thursday, September 8

Facts about Nebraska


Who is ready to learn some cool facts today?

Have you ever taken a trip to Nebraska before? Maybe you live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some cool facts about Nebraska right here! Just keep reading. Joey and Jinger absolutely love to learn cool facts about all of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those cool facts with you! So, each and every Thursday, I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Montana. This week we are posting facts about Nebraska. The countdown is on only 23 more states to blog about! Yippie!

Did you know that Nebraska was the thirty-seventh (37th) state to join the union? Yep, that is correct! Nebraska officially joined the union on March 1, 1867! Nebraska is located in the midwestern region of the United States. Nebraska is bordered by six (6) states: South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. Nebraska is the sixteenth (16th) largest state in the United States. Nebraska is one of the bigger states. There are about 1,963,692 people that reside in the state of Nebraska.


Nebraska famous person alert:

Did you know that Robert Gibson was born in Omaha, Nebraska? Robert Gibson was a professional baseball pitcher. Robert Gibson played for the St. Louis Cardinals for seventeen (17) seasons.

To learn more about Robert Gibson CLICK HERE

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Facts about Nebraska:

1. A few things Nebraska is known for are: the birth place of Kool-Aid (Hastings, Nebraska), corn production, and the vast prairies. A few of the nicknames for the state of Nebraska are: the Cornhusker State, the Tree Planters State, and the Bug Eaters State. The Nebraska state motto is Equality Before the Law. The Nebraska state motto was adopted in 1867. The abbreviation for Nebraska is NE.

2. The capital of Nebraska is Lincoln. Lincoln officially became the capital of Nebraska sometime in 1869. Lincoln has an estimated population of about 286,388 people.

3. The state bird of Nebraska is the Western meadowlark. The Western meadowlark was chosen as the state bird for Nebraska on March 22, 1929. The Western meadowlarks have a bright beautiful yellow color on its neck, underneath, and chest area. It also has a black v shape on its chest area. They have a mixture of black, brown, and a creamy grey coloring on their backs, tails, and wings.

4. The Nebraska official state flower is the Solidago also known as the goldenrod. The Solidago is a perennial wildflower. The Solidago starts to bloom in the months of August and September. The Solidago is a very pretty wildflower. The Nebraska Solidago became Nebraska’s official state flower on April 4, 1895.

5. Nebraska’s state flag was officially adopted on March 28, 1925. Nebraska’s state flag has a blue background with Nebraska’s state seal on it.

6. Some crops that are grown in Nebraska are: corn, dry beans, soy beans, sugar beets, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Nebraska are: the Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the Chimney Rock Museum located in Morrill County, NE., and the Indian Cave State Park located in Shubert, NE.

8. Some animals that live in Nebraska are: beaver, black bear, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and white-tailed deer.

9. Nebraska can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Nebraska was 118 degrees Fahrenheit in Minden, Nebraska on July 24, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Nebraska was -47 degrees (47 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Camp Clarke, Nebraska on February 12, 1899.



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Facts about Nebraska



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 Nebraska worksheet

Facts about Nebraska worksheet

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Books about Nebraska:

1. My United States Nebraska by Jennifer Zeiger

2. Good Night Nebraska by Adam Gamble

3. Nebraska: Facts And Picture Book For Children by Bold Kids

4. N is for Nebraska by Stephanie Miles

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Tune in next week to learn some really cool facts about Nevada! Thank you for reading my post!! “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”-William James



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