Background: Downtown Lincoln Nebraska Skyline
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Discovering and Moving to Nebraska

Moving to Nebraska

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Nebraska

Ever since 1982 when a Nebraskan claimed the the very first homestead grant, travelers moving west started, staying behind and settling in this fertile land and in the process built some of the best farms and ranches in America. This legacy continues on in Nebraska today: having so many self-maintained hometowns, each having its very own unique makeup, it comes as no surprise this Cornhusker State has offered a sturdy home base in which American culture legends like Fred Astaire, President Gerald Ford, Marlon Brando and Malcolm X, could embark and leave their mark upon the world. If you’re planning to move to Nebraska, you can continue to see a great part of its history iby looking at ts buildings and museums leaving you with a feeling the strong Cornhuskers independence at every state fair and festival you attend!

French fur traders first visited Nebraska in the late 1600s. Part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, eastern Nebraska was explored by Lewis and Clark in 1804–1806. A few years later, Robert Stuart pioneered the Oregon Trail across Nebraska in 1812–1813, and the first permanent white settlement was established at Bellevue in 1823.

Western Nebraska was acquired by treaty following the Mexican War in 1848. The Union Pacific began its transcontinental railroad at Omaha in 1865. In 1937, Nebraska became the only state in the Union to have a unicameral (one-house) legislature. Members are elected to it without party designation.


  • Nebraska Geography, Facts and History
  • Nebraska Facts & Trivia
  • Nebraska Flags
  • Famous People from Nebraska
  • Nebraska Timeline
  • Nebraska Official Song
  • Education
  • Nebraska Colleges
  • Economy

    Flora and Fauna
  • Nebraska State Bird
  • Nebraska Official State Flower
  • Nebraska Official State Tree
  • Government

  • Nebraska Sports
  • Taxes

  • Nebraska Airports
  • Nebraska Housing
    Nebraska Association of Realtors
    Nebraska Real Estate Commission
    Nebraska Real Estate Listings

    Nebraska Cities & Towns
  • Nebraska Cities and Towns
  • Nebrasks Web Sites
  • Nebraska State Government
  • Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism
  • Suggested Reading