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."
Chadron authorities recovered the body of a missing man Monday ... Shortly thereafter, NebraskaGame and Parks officers located the man’s body ... An investigation remains underway, and an autopsy and toxicological screening test have been ordered ... .
Take a look at few images from Nebraska's state parks. John Hanssen is saving history, one outhouse at a time ... Then he paused. “So far.” ... JOHN HANSSEN ... Jim McKee ... Once he hauls them home, he doesn’t just plop them in the yard, which is getting so big his family jokingly calls it the park ... 2.12. Parks Department Lays Out Schedule For The Sales Tax Projects.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY LARRY L. KUBERT FOR L MAGAZINE ... Vijaya and Latha's daughter Mughil – the inspiration for the restaurant's name – has provided waitress service ... PHOTO BY LARRY L. KUBERT ... After a period of years, Ram and Vijaya decided to go it on their own in a new location – Nebraska ... KUBERT ... Sip Nebraska Festival returns to HaymarketPark Sept. 24-25.
Recap of all of the biggest stories from across Nebraska. ... Nebraska lawmakers to negotiate new redistricting maps. Nebraska Panhandle wildfires now largely under control ... Nebraska's Blue Dot ... Downed plane in central Nebraska ... Nebraska ...
LINCOLN — NebraskaGame and Parks CommissionDirectorJim Douglas received on Sept ...Douglas will have served as Game and Parks director for nine years of his 47-year career with the agency when he retires Nov ... Enhancing parks across the state for the next generation of park guests, including Nebraska’s Outdoor Venture Parks.
Nebraska is going to "The Woodshed” on Saturday night... The last time Nebraska played there, in 2014 (a night-game loss), the Spartans student section was almost empty ... Nebraska provides an easy mark because Husker fans show up ... Nobody sells a ticket to Nebraska fans ... » This wouldn’t just apply to Nebraska volleyball, but all teams ... Nebraska vs.
In the past ten years in Nebraska, deer hunters have voluntarily donated tens of thousands of pounds of lean, tasty venison to help feed those in need through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Hunters Helping the Hungry program.