Websites Selected by Librarians
- 50 States & Capitals includes capitol cities, state flag, state bird, song, universities, and other information
- Agriculture in the Classroom includes state profiles, teacher resources, kid's corner
- Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids from the Government Printing Office
- Data and Research (Nebraska Databook) comprehensive source from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for Nebraska statistics on many topics
- Famous Nebraskans
- History of the Nebraska Unicameral
- Nebraska - Origin of the Name
- Nebraska Blue Book Nebraska's official reference manual - includes job descriptions of elected and appointed officials, and many fascinating facts about Nebraska. Previous Editions
- Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network From University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Nebraska Facts, Map and State Symbols from Enchanted Learning
- Nebraska Farm Bureau information on Nebraska farming
- Nebraska Geology and Soil
- Nebraska Legislators, Past and Present NebraskAccess web site listing state legislators from 1937 to the present.
- Nebraska Maps
- Nebraska News and Media Page Nebraska newspapers, radio and television stations, magazines etc.
- Nebraska Photo Gallery
- Nebraska State Capitol web site developed by the Office of the Capitol Commission, part of the Department of Administrative Services State Building Division. Includes capitol photos, history, and tour information, and an online Capitol guided tour.
- Nebraska Studies
- Nebraska Timeline Brief Glimpses from Nebraska's Past
- Nebraska Weather And Climate Photo Galleries
- Photos of the Nebraska State Capitol
- Postcards From America 50 State Travel Adventure
- Request a Nebraska Travel Guide For additional information or to request a Nebraska Travel Guide by phone, please call 888-444-1867.
- Resourceful Scenes from Past and Present map showing significant, interesting or unique occurrences of geologically related natural resources in the state.
- State Symbols - Nebraska
- Stately Knowledge Facts about the United States from the Internet Public Library, these web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C.
- Unicam Kids lots of information on how the Unicameral form of government came into being in Nebraska, how a bill becomes a law, and laws that are directly related to kids in Nebraska
- Visit Nebraska - Just for Kids
- Warner Institute for Education in Democracy facts and history about the Nebraska Unicameral
- World Almanac for Kids - Nebraska
Where did the name Nebraska come from and was Nebraska ever spelled in a different way?
From the Nebraska Blue Book 2000-2001: page 10: "Origin of name: From Oto Indian word "Nebrathka," meaning "flat water" (the tribe's name for the Platte River, which crosses the state)."
According to the Encyclopedia of Nebraska published by Somerset Publishers Inc, the state motto ...
"...was adopted in 1867 at the same time the State approved its great seal. Mr. Isaac Wiles, a Representative in the Second Legislature is said to have originated the motto, whose act was prompted perhaps by his being a strong partisan for the abolition of slavery. However, there is an old legal maxim which closely parallels this maxim, ... All men are equal before the natural law ... In any case, the motto was said to speak to the cornerstone of the American system of justice."
"The nickname "Cornhuskers" was first applied to Nebraska athletic teams at the turn of the century by sports writer Charles "Cy" Sherman of the Nebraska State Journal. Before adopting Sherman's suggestion, Nebraska sports teams were called "The Bugeaters," "Tree Planters," "Nebraskans," "Rattlesnake Boys," "Antelopes" and "Old Gold Knights." Of course, today it is commonly shortened as "Huskers."
taken from: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_were_the_Nebraska_Cornhuskers_originally_known_as Where did the Capitol Building used to be before settling in Lincoln?
The Nebraska Blue Book 1998-99 page 61: "The seat of state government in Nebraska is the state capitol. Nebraska had two territorial capitols in Omaha. Since achieving statehood, Nebraska has had three capitols in Lincoln. The current Capitol is considered one of the world's greatest architectural achievements. The building was designed by architect Bertram G. Goodhue as both a practical working environment for state government and an inspiring monument for Nebraskans."
Where did the slogan, Nebraska the Good Life originate?
The Omaha-based advertising firm of J. Greg Smith created it in the '70s for Governor Exon.
What can you tell me about early license plates in Nebraska?
According to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, the first plates in Nebraska were not issued by the State of Nebraska but were made of leather with metal numbers by individuals and registered with the Secretary of State. In 1915 the State began to issue plates.