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.
The University of Nebraska system is the public university system in the state of Nebraska. Founded in 1869 with one campus in Lincoln, the system now has four
university campuses and operates a two-year technical agriculture college.
The earliest institution of higher education promoted in the Omaha-area came from promoters of the Town of Saratoga located around present-day North 24th and Grand Streets in
Omaha. The Saratogans won a charter from the Nebraska Territorial Legislature to establish Nebraska University. However, their proposal was delayed in the Legislature, and
their university was never more than words on paper.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represents the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Among the 128 Division I-FBS teams, Nebraska is one of ten football programs to win
800 or more games. Nebraska has more victories against Power Five opponents than any other program, as well as the fourth most victories all-time, behind only Ohio State,
Michigan and Texas. Nebraska also has the most wins and the highest winning percentage of any program over the last 50 years. Two of Nebraska's national championship-winning
teams, the 1971 and 1995 teams, are considered to be among the best college football has ever seen
Nebraska Airports. There are 91 airports in Nebraska for public use. There are
no international airports in Nebraska but the state has many important regional
airports that see a huge traffic. The airports in Nebraska are well connected to
the rest of USA and are an important changeover destination for many travelers.
The primary airports in Nebraska are the Lincoln Airport at
Lincoln, Eppley Airfield at Omaha, North Platte Regional Airport at North Platte
and the Kearny Municipal Airport at Kearny.