Nebraska History and Attractions

By | July 25, 2022

According to, Nebraska is a territory that boasts a noteworthy natural aspect. The borders of Nebraska are as follows: to the north the state is bordered by South Dakota, to the east by Iowa and Missouri, to the south by Kansas and Colorado and to the west by Wyoming.

Nebraska is crossed by the Platte River, which then flows into Missouri. The very name of the state means calm water, precisely in reference to this river.
The climate of the state is continental therefore with cold winters and rather hot summers, even if Nebraska falls into Tornado Alley, or in those states where tornadoes hit with a certain frequency. Winter precipitation is almost always of a snowy nature, disturbances come from the nearby Rocky Mountains.


According to, the state has had a mainly agricultural development, due to the endless territories that compose it and the prairies, alongside the farmers and landowners then also the fur hunters have settled in Nebraska, along the banks of the Platte River. The introduction of the high-wheeled wagon, in order to transport goods, marked a big step forward for businesses, followed by even more efficient transport by means of the transcontinental railroad. The train allows a very large migratory flow of settlers which determines the Homestead Act in 1862. There are numerous social battles waged in Nebraska for the respect of the rights of every race, against discrimination.

Places to visit

The capital of Nebraska is Lincoln, in honor of President Abrahm Lincoln. It is a city of modest size but very lively on a cultural and social level, in addition it boasts the largest disposition of green spaces per capita of any other American city of the same size. To visit is the State Capitol, 122 meters high with a panoramic terrace, a classic and decò atmosphere inside.

Omaha is the most populous city in Nebraska, it was the birthplace of actor Marlon Brando, and is full of places to listen to good music, walking through cobbled streets with a taste of the past. The Old Market of Omaha is a neighborhood full of trendy and local shops.

Leaving the cities, you can visit the Strategic Air Commando Museum, the military air force museum where you can also admire the missile arsenal of the American air and naval fleet.

For lovers of the old west, a stop is the Buffalo Bill Ranch or what remains of it, the house of the legendary cowboy.

The Oregon Trail Museum, on the other hand, still allows you to admire the footprints of the pioneers’ wagons, for the most part swept away by the presence of the railway network.

Going along the U-20 towards the west, there is a thinning out of the urban centers but also of the trees and the presence of cars, preferably pick up, along the road. The territory in fact becomes more and more arid even if it is acquiring undoubted charm.

The natural aspect of Nebraska is a source of great attraction, for the vast territories that compose it. Bird watchers can admire migratory species from different parts of the state.

NAMED: “The Cornhusker State”
ORIGIN NAME: It was the indigenous name of the Platte River. The territory was part of Louisiana; it was colonized after 1803.
CAPITAL: Lincoln
MEMBER UNION SINCE: March 1, 1867 (37th state)
POPULATION: 1,666,028
CAPITAL POPULATION: 283.839 residents
MOTTO: “Equality before the law”
TREE: Cottonwood
BIRD: Western Meadowlark
FLOWER: Goldenrod
SONG: Beautiful Nebraska
THE FLAG: The banner for the state of Nebraska consists of a reproduction of a large state seal, loaded in the center in gold and silver on a field of national blue.
AGRICULTURE: Livestock, cereals, pigs, soy, wheat.
INDUSTRY: Transformation of food products, electrical equipment.

Nebraska economy

Nebraska ranks high in the United States for agricultural production and nearly half of the total workforce is employed, directly or indirectly, in the primary sector. Livestock breeding is also of great economic importance, especially cattle. In addition to maize, the main agricultural product, wheat, hay and sorghum are also important.

The main industries of Nebraska are related to agriculture: the processing of meat, cereals and dairy products represent a significant part of the gross product. The low cost and high level of skilled labor attract many labor-intensive industries to the state. The industry is progressively diversifying: the production of electrical and communications materials, agricultural tools and machinery and chemical products is experiencing particular development. Oil, discovered in Nebraska in 1939, is being produced at an intense rate from wells located in the west and southwest of the state. Significant quantities of natural gas are produced and sand, gravel and stone are also extracted.

The tourist influx is facilitated by Nebraska’s central location, which is crisscrossed by the national highway network.

Nebraska economy