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."
» Welcome back (belatedly), Miss Nebraska, which crowned its 35th North Platte winner last night ... It was the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission that launched Nebraskaland Days in 1965 in the state’s capital city ... Game and Parks accepted statewide bids ... Nearly 20 years later, Miss Nebraska organizers decided to hold their 1985 event in North Platte.
LINDSAY ROGERS NebraskaGame and Parks Commission... We carefully have planned weeklong excursions to national parks and had countless spontaneous weekend trips to local state parks ... Nebraska News. 'Conservation success story' -- Game & Parks considers river otter season ... JULIE GEISER Nebraska Game and Parks Commission ... Awesome hunt in Nebraska.
You won't be surprised to learn Nebraska swept the Longhorns that weekend ... This June marks 20 years since Nebraska played its final games in Buck Beltzer ... Nebraska could have played those final games at the sparkling new field not far away — HaymarketPark was finished that spring, and was ready to host a super regional if called upon ... Nebraska vs.
Carly Schaaf — described by her mother as a homebody with a deep affection for her two dogs — had not been heard from since the morning of May 17, when she went missing from the family's home on Worthington Avenue near Irvingdale Park... Notable Nebraska and Iowa crime news of 2021 ... NEBRASKA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY.
Once, local legend has it, workers wrangled a baby elephant up a steep staircase to the Opera House in Friend, the entertainment hub of what was then a bustling railroad town in southeast Nebraska...Paul Johnsgard, Nebraska's internationally respected naturalist, dies at 89 ... Nebraska's Mahoney StatePark is an all-season playground full of fun.
Behind feathered bangs and typewriters, office workers of the mid-1970s watched as construction crews leveled a swath of downtown Omaha and then scooped out the sunken park that would become Gene Leahy Mall... Omaha’s urban park changed the city once ... Dixon said the Parks Department often was hampered by other city demands ... CentralParkMall - 1975.
Now he captains the All-Nebraska baseball team ... The Nebraska pledge drew the attention of pro scouts, eager to aim their radar guns at the hard-throwing right-hander ... Christo is the honorary captain of the All-Nebraska team ... Moquin, another Nebraska pledge, was the ace of the Millard South staff ... ALL-NEBRASKA SELECTIONS.
– The NebraskaGame and Parks Commission approved a 2021 river otter harvest season and a 2022 mountain lion hunting season at its June 11 meeting in Chadron ... — Every Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officer, as ... Find100Birds During Nebraska Parks Centennial Year.
River otter trapping and mountain lion hunting seasons both were approved Friday at the NebraskaGame and Parks Commission meeting in Chadron ... Unregulated harvest and loss of habitat wiped out the species in Nebraska until Game and Parks released 159 otters on seven waterways from 1986 to 1991.
LINCOLN — An Ohio-based group that poured more than $2.3 million into fighting Nebraska's casino gambling measures last fall will pay a record-breaking fee for missing a campaign finance report deadline. But the fee would have been 10 times larger if not for action by the Nebraska Accountability and DisclosureCommission last week.
A 56-year-old Mitchell man died in a crash Saturday, according to information released from the NebraskaState Patrol... There’s a birthday bash planned in Nebraska’s Pine Ridge June 11-12 as Chadron StatePark celebrates its centennial. The Nebraska Game and Parks system is also celebrating centennial events across the state this year.