Monday, October 17, 2016

6 Ways You Didn't Know Nebraska is Unique

Sunset beyond Omaha, Nebraska
1. Three sites in the state claim to be "Where the West Begins:" the intersection of 13th and O Streets in Lincoln; Chimney Rock; and the spot where the 100th meridian runs through Cozad.

2. As of April 2015, the state's unemployment rate was 2.5%, the lowest in the nation.

Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, Ashland, Nebraska
3. Kool-Aid, which was created in Hastings, is the official soft drink of Nebraska.

4. Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral legislature. The legislature is officially non-partisan, so state senators are elected without listing a party affiliation.

5. Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, outside Omaha, preserves Cold War and aerospace artifacts in inspiring educational exhibits (the gift shop's nice, too).

Bison and Dean Anderson in Kearney, Nebraska
6. The Kearney Archway crosses Interstate 80 near the midpoint of the freeway as it crosses the state. Interactive exhibits inside and out honor the history of the people involved in the American westward movement.

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