Nebraska State
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Nebraska State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Nebraska as the 37th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Nebraska.

State Name:
Nebraska

Abbreviation:
NE

Capital:
Lincoln

Date of Statehood:
March 1, 1867

Population:
1,578,385 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Nebraska's fertile soil, abundant surface and ground water and favorable climate combine to make agriculture to make the state's number one industry. Cash receipts from farm marketings reached almost 9 billion dollars in 1993. Nebraska currently ranks first in the nation in alfalfa meal production and great northern beans production.

Primary Industry:
A wide variety of products are manufactured in Nebraska. As could be expected, food processing is Nebraska's largest manufacturing industry. Some examples of processed food are flour and flour products such as noodles and cereals, dairy products and meat products. Durable goods manufacturing is rapidly expanding and includes such products as capacitors, electrical machinery, farm equipment, metal buildings and automotive parts.

Nickname:
The Cornhusker State

Motto:
Equality before the law.

Flower:
Goldenrod (Legislation of 1895)
Picture of the Goldenrod, the official state flower of Nebraska.

Tree:
Eastern Cottonwood (Legislation of 1972)

Bird:
Western Meadowlark (Legislation of 1929)
Picture of the Western+Meadowlark, the official state bird of Nebraska.
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Fish:
Channel Catfish (Legislation of 1997)

Insect:
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1975)

Gemstone:
Blue Agate (Legislation of 1967)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Nebraska.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Nebraska.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Nebraska.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Nebraska state.
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