Chadron Intermediate School
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Nebraska Fun Facts
Nebraska was once called "The Great American Desert".
In 1927, Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings invented the powered soft drink Kool-Aid.
J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day in Nebraska City in 1872.
The state nickname used to be the "Tree Planter's State", but was changed in 1945 to the "Cornhusker State".
State insect is the honeybee.
State motto: Equality before the law.
The goldenrod was declared the state flower on April 4, 1895.
The Naval Ammunition Depot located in Hastings was the largest U.S. ammunition plant providing 40% of WWII's ammunition.
The Lied Jungle located in Omaha is the world's largest indoor rain forest.
Nebraska is the birthplace of the Reuben sandwich.
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