Thursday, September 8

Facts about Nebraska

Nebraska Facts

Learn facts about Nebraska for kids.

Have you ever taken a trip to Nebraska before? You could live there. Whichever it may be, you can learn some cool facts about Nebraska right here! Just keep reading. I love to learn cool facts about all of the different states in the United States. I would love to share some of those facts with you! So, every Thursday, I will post 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. You will learn about Nebraska's state flag, bird, and other facts. The countdown is on only 23 more states to blog about! 

Did you know 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 who 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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Share a fact about a famous person who was born in your state?


Facts about Nebraska:

1. A few things Nebraska is known for are the birthplace of Kool-Aid (Hastings, Nebraska), corn production, and the vast prairies. A few of the nicknames for 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. Nebraska's capital is Lincoln, which officially became the capital 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 their neck, underneath, and chest area. It also has a black v shape on its chest area. They have a mixture of black, brown, and 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 that starts to bloom in August and September. It is a very pretty wildflower. The 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. Corn, dry beans, soy beans, sugar beets, and wheat are some of the crops grown in Nebraska.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Nebraska are 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 in Nebraska are beaver, black bears, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and white-tailed deer.

9. Nebraska can get very hot and cold, depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature 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



Get your free printable Nebraska worksheet here:

 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

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.


You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states' posts in one convenient place. 


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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