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Interesting Facts about Nebraska

Welcome to our comprehensive list of Nebraska state facts. We'll take a look at a collection of varied facts about this amazing state to grow and enrich your knowledge of this place. Let's get started!

1. Nebraska was once known as "The Great American Desert."

2. The first powdered soft drink, Kool-Aid was invented in 1927 by Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings, Nebraska.

3. Arbor day was founded by Sterling Morton in Nebraska City in 1872.

4. The state insect is the honeybee.

5. The motto for Nebraska is "Equality before the law."

6. The official state flower is the goldenrod. It was chosen on April 4, 1895.

7. The Naval Ammunition Depot in Hasting supplied over 40% of the ammunition during WWII.

8. Nebraska is where the Reuben sandwich was first created.

9. The famous (infamous?) Spam is canned in Fremont.

10. There are more miles of rivers here than in any other state.

11. Nebraska is the only state with a one house, or a unicameral legislature.

12. The Chimney rock in Nebraska was the most commonly referenced landmark by travelers on the Oregon Trail.

13. The emergency system known as 911 was first used and developed in Lincoln, Nebraska.

14. There are more underground water reserves here than anywhere else in the United States.

15. Lincoln County is where the world's largest "Woolly Mammoth" fossil was discovered.

16. The name Nebraska comes from an Oto Indian word that means "Flat Water."

17. In Hebron, Nebraska, you can find the world's largest porch swing. It holds 25 people.

18. The world's largest hand-planted forest is location in Thedford.

19. The weight room in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the largest in the U.S. It spans across three-fourths of an acre.

20. Both Antelope and Buffalo counties in Nebraska are named after the animals.

Truly Nebraska is a unique place filled with incredible stories and the birthplace of some great creations as well.

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