Nebraska was organized as a territory in 1854 and admitted to the Union as a state on March 1, 1867. The name was taken from the Otoe Indian word “Nebrathka”, meaning “flat water” and referring to the Platte River.

  • State flower – Goldenrod
  • State bird – Western Meadowlark
  • State tree – American Elm

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Nebraska map on a postcard

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