Nebraskai/nəˈbræskə/ is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. The state is crossed by many historic trails and was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The California Gold Rush brought the first large numbers of non-indigenous settlers to the area. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867. The climate has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, and violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are common. The state is characterized by treeless prairie, which is ideal for cattle-grazing. It is a major producer of beef, as well as pork, corn, and soybeans. The largest ancestry group claimed by Nebraskans is German American. The state also has the largest per capita population of Czech Americans among U.S. states.
Nebraska's name is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the OmahaNí Btháska, pronounced [nĩbɫᶞasꜜka], meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state.
Sparsely-recorded on a cassette-tape Portastudio, the tracks on Nebraska were originally intended as demos of songs to be recorded with the E Street Band. However, Springsteen ultimately decided to release the demos himself. Nebraska remains one of the most highly regarded albums in his catalogue. The songs on Nebraska both deal with ordinary, blue collar characters who face a challenge or a turning point in their lives, but also outsiders, criminals and mass murderers, who have little hope for the future - or no future at all, as in the title track, where the main character is sentenced to death in the electric chair. Unlike his previous albums, very little salvation and grace is present within the songs. The album's uncompromising sound and mood, combined with its dark lyrical content has been described by a music critic as "one of the most challenging albums ever released by a major star on a major record label."
Nebraska’s state parks and recreation areas are as diverse as they are beautiful and have something for just about everyone ... NEBRASKALAND MAGAZINE/NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION ... NEBRASKALAND MAGAZINE/NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION ... NEBRASKALAND MAGAZINE/NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION ... Join the Nebraska StarParty Aug.
Figure Skating executive director David Raith stepped down due to health reasons Wednesday and RamseyBaker was promoted from chief marketing officer to replace him with the national governing body ... Figure Skating and have given my heart and soul to the organization ... Figure Skating.
Recap of Friday’s biggest stories from across the state of Nebraska. ... Anthony Wisnieski ... SE corner of Nebraska sees heavy rain, flash flooding ... Nebraska City public schools attempting to change perception. Permanently closed skating rink burglarized ... .
Recap of Friday’s biggest stories from across the state of Nebraska. ... Cybertip leads to Weeping Water arrest ... SE corner of Nebraska sees heavy rain, flash flooding ... Nebraska City public schools attempting to change perception. Permanently closed skating rink burglarized ... .
“We’re out here with our friends again,” said Dalene Skates, president of the Chamber Hostesses ... “My favorite part of the auction is always the sailors,” Skates said ... “We got a lot of creative ideas that came to us,” Skates said ... “We’re really thrilled by the crowd that came out to support us,” Skates said.
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Take a look at one of Nebraska's most popular tourist destinations ... But that’s part of the charm of this park on the banks of the Platte River between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska’s two largest cities ... Jim Swenson, parks division administrator for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, enjoys bringing his grandchildren to look for turkey and deer.
As Nebraska football comes out of spring football, the coaching staff will be taking stock of the roster and weighing how to go about using their last two scholarship openings for the upcoming season ...Going into a season with three known commodities, though, is skating on pretty thin ice ... A look at the 2021 Nebraska football schedule.
It has since been sold to another group that is operating a new roller skating rink at Acres of Fun...Brown spent years skating at WoosterSkateland ... Brown waxed nostalgic, reflecting on his formative years spent skating round and round and round at Wooster Skateland ... I still roller skate," Brown said ... The kids who skated with us felt safe.".