Nebraska - 77,358 square miles, 37th state to enter the union in 1867.
State Motto: "Equality Before the Law".
State Flower: Goldenrod.
Nebraska was named from the Oto Indian word,"Nebrathka", meaning "flat water", which was the tribe name for the Platte River that crosses the entire state.
First residents of the state were Native Americans from tribes of the Omaha, Ponca, Oto, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pawnee, and various branches of the Sioux tribe, including the Oglala, Brule, Yankton, Lakota, and Santee.
Nebraska's climate is varied and usually differs from east and west, especially in humidity, temperature, and precipitation. The terrain is mostly flat along the Platte River valley. Going north or south, one will find rolling hills and beautiful scenery.
Industries include tourism, agriculture, food processing, fertilizer, and oil and natural gas fields. The cities of Omaha and Lincoln are home to major insurance and telecommunication businesses. Sidney
is home to Cabela's, seller of outdoor gear.
Outdoor recreation includes bicycling, bird watching, canoeing, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and water sports.
The University of Nebraska
Lincoln campus is home to the "Go Big Red" Nebraska Cornhuskers
football team. Memorial stadium, the Husker home field, becomes the third-largest city in the state on football Saturdays. Campuses are located in Lincoln, Omaha, and Kearney, with the Medical Center being located in Omaha. The are many Agricultural Learning Centers across the state.
An old saying states that Nebraska has more water and sand than most states, they just aren't together! Nebraska is one of 8 states that sits atop the Ogallala Aquifer.
Nebraska holds the exclusive distinction of:
- Having the only Unicameral legislature in the United States.
- Having the state capital building in Lincoln named one of the modern architectural wonders of the world.
- Having the largest gathering of migrating Sandhill Cranes in the world between Kearney and Grand Island each spring.
- Having the western hemisphere's largest area of sandhill grasses.
- Having an unusual natural formation, called Chimney Rock, a landmark for the travelers along the Oregon Trail.
- Being the home state of Arbor Day, an idea from J. Sterling Morgan of Nebraska City.
- Being the only state that lies entirely within the drainage system of the Missouri River.
Nebraska is also home to these notable people and interesting attractions:
Sites listed here should have information concerning the entire state of Nebraska or multiple localities that don''t fall within a county.
Most sites should be submitted to a Nebraska locality
. Alternately, some sites may qualify for placement in Nebraska Counties
. Please read the category descriptions to determine if your site qualifies elsewhere.
Sites which may be listed at the state level include:
- Businesses with multiple branches, offices, or locations spanning multiple Nebraska counties.
- Clubs or associations drawing members from the entire state.
- Government, scientific or environmental sites concerned with the entire state.
Includes sites for artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities, events, institutions and organizations, having a broad state-wide focus.
Category includes webpages about companies that are in business to make a profit that have business locations or limited service areas restricted to the state of Nebraska. These include, but are not limited to companies that specialize in manufacturing, retail sales, legal services, banking, real estate brokers and transportation of goods.
Submit sites here only, if there are multiple locations or a limited service area regarding companies that offer products and/or services within the state of Nebraska.
Webpages about businesses within a single town in Nebraska should be submitted to the best fit category within a city or town subcategory in Nebraska: Localities
Companies that offer products online to a large area of the United States or more should be submitted to the best fit subcategory in Shopping.
Sites submitted to Nebraska Counties should have a county-wide focus or covers more than one city within a county. Example sites would include county governments, professional associations and county Chambers of Commerce.
Please do not submit a site unless the site has full county-wide focus or the site covers more than one city within the county.
Category includes organizations and clubs that encourage and support education within the state.
Please submit those webpages that offer information about educational organizations, clubs and resources that endeavor to assist students and teachers. The service areas of these pages should cover the entire state of Nebraska or include several counties.
Sites that are about universities and colleges should be submitted to
The Nebraska Government includes those agencies that carry out the laws as voted on by the state congress or the Nebraska Unicameral.
Services of these agencies includes enforcing education guidelines, state patrol, income tax revenue office and job services.
Include webpages about government agencies, whose services cover the state of Nebraska.
Includes general information reference guides about locations within the state of Nebraska.
Submit sites that includes websites serving as a source of information on area businesses, events, government, history, and the community.
Sites offering information specific to tourism or lodging should be submitted to the Travel_and_Tourism/
Includes links to health care, personal well-being and related resources for the citizens of the state of .
Please note that this category will only admit sites that serve as a resource on a Nebraska state
Sites related to city health care practitioners, organizations, or support groups should be submitted to ''Health'' category at the most appropriate locality level, and not to this state category level.
An artificial category grouping localities located in Nebraska.
There will be no submitted sites accepted directly to this category.
Please, first find the locality where your site is based by clicking below on the first letter of the locality''s name, then on the locality and submit your site there.
If there is no category for the specific town, village, or city, please submit it to the proper starting letter and one will be created.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
"GO BIG RED"
This category contains general sport and recreation sites that relates to the entire state of Nebraska.
Some specific sports and teams may be listed in a located within a single Sports subcategory.
Please submit only those sites which are based on recreation or sports within the entire state of Nebraska.
The exception would be a particular sport or team, such as the Huskers Football team
that may be listed in the Sports category.
Any commercial sport sites, such as sporting equipment, should be submitted to the appropriate Business
Includes information about the state's natural environment; as well as scientific activities specific to the region.
Submit sites that are concerned with the development of science and environmental protection within the state of Nebraska.
This category is for listing sites that concern the make up of the local community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people. Subjects include religion, clubs and lodges, reunions, women, men, seniors, kids, teens, activism, alternative sexuality, genealogy, and personal home pages.
Submissions to this category should focus on the communities of Nebraska .
If your site is not statewide in focus, please submit to the appropriate region, county, or locality category.
If your site focuses on a specific community, please submit to the appropriate category for that community.
Weather is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure.
Individual city weather information should be submitted to the proper locality.