Nebraskai/nəˈbræskə/ is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. The state is crossed by many historic trails and was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The California Gold Rush brought the first large numbers of non-indigenous settlers to the area. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867. The climate has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, and violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are common. The state is characterized by treeless prairie, which is ideal for cattle-grazing. It is a major producer of beef, as well as pork, corn, and soybeans. The largest ancestry group claimed by Nebraskans is German American. The state also has the largest per capita population of Czech Americans among U.S. states.
Nebraska's name is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the OmahaNí Btháska, pronounced [nĩbɫᶞasꜜka], meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state.
Sparsely-recorded on a cassette-tape Portastudio, the tracks on Nebraska were originally intended as demos of songs to be recorded with the E Street Band. However, Springsteen ultimately decided to release the demos himself. Nebraska remains one of the most highly regarded albums in his catalogue. The songs on Nebraska both deal with ordinary, blue collar characters who face a challenge or a turning point in their lives, but also outsiders, criminals and mass murderers, who have little hope for the future - or no future at all, as in the title track, where the main character is sentenced to death in the electric chair. Unlike his previous albums, very little salvation and grace is present within the songs. The album's uncompromising sound and mood, combined with its dark lyrical content has been described by a music critic as "one of the most challenging albums ever released by a major star on a major record label."
Nebraska volleyball once again landed the top player in the nation ... 1 ranked player in the 2023 class by PrepVolleyball.com, verbally committed to Nebraska Thursday afternoon on her social media ... The Longhorns swept Nebraska ... Nebraska's KellyHunter, Annika Albrecht and John Cook celebrate their win over Florida in the 2017 NCAA championship.
As the countdown to the beginning of Nebraska’s preseason camp continues, the Journal Star is counting down its annual list of the 30 Most Intriguing Huskers... What will Adrian Martinez’s fourth act at Nebraska look like? ... Nebraska's AustinAllen celebrates his touchdown catch with Brenden Jaimes and Ethan Piper against Minnesota on Dec ... Nebraska vs.
Nebraska, not Italy... Through the years, deadly tornadoes have ripped through Nebraska communities, including Omaha, leaving a path of destruction in their wake ... Omahans Tom and ColleenBarry bought it in 1983 and operated it until selling the building in 2003 to the Nebraska Department of Roads ... 15 Nebraska ghost towns. Ghost towns abound in Nebraska.
David Reiners was born on February 10,1958 and raised in Hastings, Nebraska... To celebrate his life, family and friends are asked to toast Dave either in the comfort of their home or at his 'home-away-from-home' The Barrel Bar, Saturday, Aug 7th from 2 - 4 pm. Please be mindful of COVID guidelines ... .
It’s a great way to celebrate Nebraska agriculture, cap off the summer with family-friendly entertainment, enjoy amazing food, and connect with our rich heritage ... Through it all, Nebraska ag showed its trademark grit and resilience ... The StateFair is also a celebration of Nebraska culture, from culinary skills to artistry.
The NebraskaMusic Hall of Fame display — called “Nebraska Rocks... Inductees into the hall of fame are announced each year in various venues around the state, including as part of last weekend's Nebraska Rocks celebration at the DeVent Center in Norfolk ... Single vote decides school bond election in northeast Nebraska ... 50 celebrities from Nebraska.
From the annual NebraskaStarParty to sandcastle building and pioneer musicals, August promises a variety of events at Nebraska Game and Parks Commission locations ...100 years of Nebraska ... LINCOLN — Celebrate 100 years of Nebraska State Parks on Aug ... Former Nebraska Game and Parks Commission employees also will be honored at the event.
-- The 56th annual Neihardt Day celebration is set to take place Sunday at the Neihardt State Historic Site in Bancroft ... The event, free and open to the public, celebrates John G. Neihardt, Nebraska's poet laureate in perpetuity and ...
Even then, 13 years before he became chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kristensen understood the magnitude of the situation ...The state senator from Waverly knew Nebraska was too small to sustain competing public university systems, so he focused on maintaining a single, unified system.