Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Birthday, Nebraska!

Today is the anniversary of Nebraska being admitted to our United States of America.
Date of Admittance: March 1, 1867
The name is said to be based on the Oto word "nebrathka,"  
which means "flat water," referring to Platte River.    
Place in the Family 
Number 37
Nebraska was admitted after Nevada (Oct 1864) 
and before Colorado (August 1876). 
"Equality Before the Law"
Nebraska was admitted as a state after the Civil War. I'm guessing their motto had something to do with that. 
The Corn-Husker State
Is this something to be proud of, really? 
Don't we ALL husk our corn before we eat it?
What did we do before NE joined the Union?   

On the License Plate 
Looks like the state flower, Goldenrod, and the state bird, Golden Meadowlark. 

State Flag
A blue flag with the state symbol in the center. 
Simple. Not really good or bad, just...there. 

First City You Probably Think of 
When You Think "Nebraska" 
Actual State Capital:Lincoln

State Size (Area) is 16th of 50
Population is closer to 38th of 50
(per 2000 Census figures)

Nebraska Sports: 
there are no professional sports teams 
located in Nebraska! 

Anybody From Nebraska
Ever Grow Up To Be President?
Sort of. 
38th President Gerald R. Ford was born in Nebraska, 
although he grew up in Michigan. 

Nebraska Celebrities
Crazy Horse
Native American Freedom Fighter

Harold Lloyd
actor/comedian of the Silent Age

Fred Astaire
actor, singer, dancer "Top Hat"

Henry Fonda
Academy Award-winning actor

Dorothy McGuire
actress, "Old Yeller"

Marlon Brando
Academy Award-winning actor

Thurl Ravenscroft
actor, voice of "Tony the Tiger," 
sang "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" 

Dick Cavett
talk-show host

Warren Buffett
businessman billionaire 

Nick Nolte
actor, "Gangster Squad"

Swoosie Kurtz
actress, "Pushing Up Daisies"

Larry the Cable Guy

Hilary Swank
Academy Award-winning actress

A Song For You....
"The Nebraska Song"
by Mark Miler
performed by Sawyer Brown
written about/for Nebraska QB Brook Berringer, 
who died in an airplane crash in 1996

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