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Nebraska. History Nebraskas name came from Oto name for Platte river Nebraathka means flat water Nebraskas name came from Oto name for Platte river Nebraathka.

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2 History Nebraskas name came from Oto name for Platte river Nebraathka means flat water Nebraskas name came from Oto name for Platte river Nebraathka means flat water In Pawnee tradition the Morning star was a powerful male spirit In Pawnee tradition the Morning star was a powerful male spirit The first permanent non-Native settlement in Nebraska was Bellevue The first permanent non-Native settlement in Nebraska was Bellevue Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salla was the first of a French explorers to visit the region that is now Nebraska Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salla was the first of a French explorers to visit the region that is now Nebraska Wagons were set up in a re-enactment beside a bluff on the Oregon trail more than five hundred thousand people went through Nebraska Wagons were set up in a re-enactment beside a bluff on the Oregon trail more than five hundred thousand people went through Nebraska Burlington Engine No.7 arrived in Broken Bow in central Nebraska in 1886 by late 1800’s railroads connected many communities across the state Burlington Engine No.7 arrived in Broken Bow in central Nebraska in 1886 by late 1800’s railroads connected many communities across the state

3 Symbols State motto Equality before the law State motto Equality before the law State song Beautiful Nebraska State song Beautiful Nebraska State mammal White-tailed deer State mammal White-tailed deer State Bird Western meadow Lark State Bird Western meadow Lark State fish Channel Catfish State fish Channel Catfish State insect Honeybee State insect Honeybee State Gem Blue chalcedony State Gem Blue chalcedony State tree Cottonwood State tree Cottonwood

4 Economy Services are 32.2 of Nebraska’s Economy Services are 32.2 of Nebraska’s Economy Wholesale and retail trade is 22.5 of Nebraska’s Economy Wholesale and retail trade is 22.5 of Nebraska’s Economy Manufacturing is 12.7 of Nebraska’s Economy Manufacturing is 12.7 of Nebraska’s Economy Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries are 8.3 of Nebraska’s Economy Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries are 8.3 of Nebraska’s Economy Transportation, communications, and utilities are 8.1 of Nebraska’s Economy Transportation, communications, and utilities are 8.1 of Nebraska’s Economy

5 Famous People Buffalo Bill Cody American Showman J.C. Hall Entrepreneur Willa Cather Writer Dick Cheney US vice president Marlon Brando Actor

6 Attractions Nebraska State fair, Lincoln Nebraska State fair, Lincoln Husker Harvest Days, Grand Island Husker Harvest Days, Grand Island Omaha Summer Arts Festival, Omaha Omaha Summer Arts Festival, Omaha West Nebraska Cowboy Arts Festival, Gering West Nebraska Cowboy Arts Festival, Gering Winnebago Tribal Powwow, Winnebago Winnebago Tribal Powwow, Winnebago

7 Additional Facts and websites The Worlds largest Woolly mammoth fossil The Worlds largest Woolly mammoth fossil Before being nicknamed the Cornhuskers University of Nebraska the football team was named the Golden Knights Before being nicknamed the Cornhuskers University of Nebraska the football team was named the Golden Knights


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