Nebraska Geography, History, Culture and Flag


Nebraska is a state located in the midwestern region of the United States. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north, Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River, Kansas to the south, Colorado to the southwest and Wyoming to the west. Nebraska has an area of 77,354 square miles making it 16th in size among U.S. states. Nebraska is split into two major land regions; The Great Plains and The Dissected Till Plains. The Great Plains occupies most of western Nebraska, characterized by treeless prairie and rolling hills. This region is home to many species of wildlife such as bison, antelope and prairie dogs. The Dissected Till Plains are located in eastern Nebraska, consisting of gently rolling hills and deep river valleys with rich soils that make up some of Nebraska’s most valuable farmland. These plains are also home to many species including deer, wild turkeys and various waterfowls. Check shoe-wiki for climate in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Nebraska’s climate can be classified as continental with cold winters and hot summers with temperatures ranging from -20°F in winter up to 100°F in summer months on average statewide. Precipitation amounts vary greatly from year to year but averages around 20 inches annually statewide with higher amounts occurring along eastern border due its proximity to larger bodies of water such as Lake McConaughy or Lake Ogallala. Nebraska also experiences severe thunderstorms during springtime which can bring large hail or tornadoes on occasion throughout much of its area especially during summertime months when conditions become more favorable for such storms due increased heat and humidity levels present within its atmosphere at that time of year.


Nebraska was first inhabited by Native Americans more than 12,000 years ago. Tribes such as the Omaha, Pawnee, and Otoe were some of the earliest inhabitants in the area. The area that is now Nebraska was part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and became part of the United States. In 1854 Nebraska officially became a territory with its capital at Omaha. After several years of debate, Nebraska was admitted to the Union on March 1st, 1867 as the 37th state.

In the late 19th century, settlers from Europe flooded into Nebraska and began farming throughout much of the state. The development of railroads connected Nebraska to other states, which helped spur economic growth and development in agriculture and industry. During this period many small towns began to pop up throughout the state and new industries like cattle ranching began to emerge. In 1889, Nebraska earned its nickname “The Cornhusker State” due to its large production of corn crops. The early 20th century saw a period of economic prosperity for many Nebraskans as they continued to produce large amounts of agricultural goods for export across America and around the world.

At mid-century however, many Nebraskans felt left behind as other states industrialized faster than they did leading to a period known as “The Great Depression” that lasted until 1938 when President Roosevelt initiated an ambitious public works program that helped get people back on their feet again. Following World War II there was a period of rapid industrialization in Nebraska which led to an increase in population growth throughout much of the state fueled by migration from rural areas into urban centers like Omaha and Lincoln. This period also saw significant advances in education with many new universities being built including University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska-Omaha which helped spur further economic development across all sectors in the state throughout much of the 20th century until today where it continues to remain one America’s most prosperous states with strong agricultural roots and vibrant modern cities like Omaha becoming increasingly popular tourist destinations for travelers around the world looking for unique experiences only found here in “The Cornhusker State”.


Nebraska is a state that embodies the spirit of the Midwest. People in Nebraska are known for their hospitality and friendliness, and the state is often referred to as a “Good Life” state. The people of Nebraska take great pride in their culture and history, which has been shaped by a mix of Native American, European, and African American influences. Nebraskans place a great deal of importance on family values, hard work, and community involvement. This is reflected in their cuisine, art, music, and festivals.

Nebraskan cuisine is heavily influenced by its agricultural roots. Corn is a staple crop in Nebraska and can be found in many dishes including succotash, corn chowder, cornbread muffins, fried corn fritters, and even popcorn! Other local favorites include Omaha steak chili made with ground beef or bison meat with tomatoes and peppers; Runzas filled with beef or pork; hot beef sandwiches; Kolaches filled with fruit or cheese; Mennonite dishes such as apple butter chicken; Kuchen which is a type of German pastry filled with custard cream; along with many other regional specialties. There are also numerous ethnic restaurants throughout the state that serve up delicious Mexican food like tacos al pastor or carne asada burritos as well as Italian dishes like lasagna or spaghetti alla carbonara.

State Flag

The state flag of Nebraska is a blue banner with the great seal of Nebraska in the center. The seal features a steamboat and a blacksmith, representing the industry and progress of the state. The words “Great Seal of the State of Nebraska” encircle this image and are written in gold lettering. Surrounding this, there is a circle of golden sheaves of wheat, symbolizing agriculture, which is one of Nebraska’s main industries. Above these images, there is a banner that reads “Equality before the law,” emphasizing one of the state’s core values. Behind this lies a blue sky with white clouds, representing hope for prosperity in the future. On either side are two golden ears of corn, representing an abundance of resources for those who live in Nebraska. Finally, at the bottom sits a scroll with these words: “1867,” commemorating when Nebraska became a state.

The overall design serves as an excellent reminder that while industry and progress are important to Nebraska’s history and identity, so too are its agricultural roots and commitment to equality before the law. This flag should be flown proudly by all Nebraskans to show their love for their home state and all that it stands for. It serves as an important reminder that no matter where you come from or what you do in life, everyone deserves equal treatment under the law.

Nebraska Flag