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."
Coast Guard-approved life jacket while swimming, fishing or wading in water, including swim areas at Nebraska state parks ... The Nebraska Game and Parks ... Fall turkey permits are now available at the Game and Parks web page and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission permitting offices.
With soaring temperatures, the NebraskaGame and Parks Commission would like to issue the following safety reminders to those out enjoying water activities ...Coast Guard-approved life jacket, while swimming or wading in water, including swim areas at Nebraska state parks ... Watch the weather – Storms can pop up quickly in Nebraska.
(The CenterSquare) – The pork business in Nebraska is well positioned for growth, Al Juhnke, executive director of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, told The Center Square. “For the last three or four years, Nebraska has outpaced the national numbers in growth,” he said ... The most recent report for Nebraska showed 3.8 million pigs in Nebraska.
(AP) — A South Dakota woman died in a crash near the village of Kilgore over the weekend, authorities in northwestern Nebraska said ... the same distance west of Valentine, Nebraska ... Parks Tax Passes.
DodgePark on Tuesday evening, emergency officials said ... Tuesday, Omaha police were called to the park with the report of the missing child, Lt ... Police said the boy was at the park for a family outing and was last seen playing in the river ... The park is on the northern edge of Omaha. Latest missing persons cases in Nebraska.
LINCOLN — With soaring temperatures, the NebraskaGame and Parks Commission would like to issue the following safety reminders to those out enjoying water activities ...Coast Guard-approved life jacket, while swimming or wading in water, including swim areas at Nebraska state parks ... Watch the weather — Storms can pop up quickly in Nebraska.
The NebraskaPassport program can lead participants to some interesting places ... Simmons ConservationPark and Wildlife Safari located near Ashland, which my wife and I visited on an unseasonably cool morning in June ... The 440 acre safari park is home to a collection of various animals and birds, many of which were historically native to Nebraska.
The next NebraskaCommunityBloodbank blood drive will be held on Monday, Aug ... in the mobile unit in the parking lot of JCH&L Fairbury Clinic, 825 22nd St ... Nebraska Community ... Since 1968 Nebraska Community Blood Bank has been committed to connecting people and saving lives.
Teams representing six different states — Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska — open competition for a spot at the national tournament in Shelby, N.C., later this month ... “They have done a great job with this park and it is one of the best ballparks not only in Nebraska but probably the entire country.