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.
Date of Statehood:
March 1, 1867
1,578,385 (US Census 2005 estimate)
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.
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.
The Cornhusker State
Equality before the law.
Goldenrod (Legislation of 1895)
Eastern Cottonwood (Legislation of 1972)
Western Meadowlark (Legislation of 1929)
Channel Catfish (Legislation of 1997)
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1975)
Blue Agate (Legislation of 1967)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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