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State of Nebraska
Capital of Nebraska State:
Date of Statehood:
March 1, 1867
Nebraska State Population:
1,578,385 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Nebraska's fertile soil, abundant surface and ground water and favorable climate combine to make agriculture to make the state's number one industry. Cash receipts from farm marketings reached almost 9 billion dollars in 1993. Nebraska currently ranks first in the nation in alfalfa meal production and great northern beans production.
A wide variety of products are manufactured in Nebraska. As could be expected, food processing is Nebraska's largest manufacturing industry. Some examples of processed food are flour and flour products such as noodles and cereals, dairy products and meat products. Durable goods manufacturing is rapidly expanding and includes such products as capacitors, electrical machinery, farm equipment, metal buildings and automotive parts.
Nebraska State Nickname:
The Cornhusker State
Nebraska State Motto:
Equality before the law.
Nebraska State Flower:
Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
(Legislation of 1895)
Nebraska State Tree:
Eastern Cottonwood (Legislation of 1972)
Nebraska State Bird:
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
(Legislation of 1929)
Nebraska State Fish:
Channel Catfish (Legislation of 1997)
Nebraska State Insect:
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1975)
Nebraska State Gemstone:
Blue Agate (Legislation of 1967)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Nebraska State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Nebraska State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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Nebraska State Government Information
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