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    (March 1, 1867- )
    37th state to join
    Became a territory of the United States (May 30, 1854)
    Nickname: Cornhusker State
    Capital: Lincoln
    Size: 77,227 square miles (ranks 15th)
    Motto: Equality Before The Law
    Bird: Western Meadowlark
    Flower: Goldenrod
    Tree: Cottonwood
    Song: Beautiful Nebraska
    Temperature ranges from -47ºF (February 12, 1899) to 118ºF (July 24, 1936).
    The world's largest hailstone 10 lbs fell in Potter, Nebraska (July 6, 1928).
    Nebraska ratified prohibition and made it law by being among ¾ of the states ratifying it (January 16, 1919).
    It was explored by the French and Spanish during the 1700s, but was met with little interest.
    Explorers, including Lewis and Clark discouraged pioneers from settling the lands.
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act nullified the Missouri Compromise and created two new territories, opening the North to slavery.
    Nebraska failed twice at becoming a U.S. state.
    They came up with the eight hour work day (April 7, 1891).
    The TV series 'Heartland' and 'First Impressions' were set in Nebraska.
    The NBA KC-Omaha (1972-75)/Kansas City Kings (1975-85), originally the Rochester then Cincinnati Royals, eventually the Sacramento Kings played some home games in Omaha, Nebraska.
    It is the home of Omaha Steaks.
    It is considered the mid-western state that leads to western America.
    Actors Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, Harold Lloyd, Henry Fonda and David Janssen and actresses Sandy Dennis, Swoosie Kurtz and Marg Helgenberger were born in Nebraska.
    Boxing Champ Max Baer, Malcolm X and Wade Boggs were born in Nebraska.
    Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska, now celebrated every April 22 (April 10, 1872).
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
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