Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy 145th Birthday Nebraska!

Nebraska was granted statehood March 1, 1867 and to celebrate the state's birthday I've decided to post some random tidbits and some photos of Nebraska from my archives:)

Nebraska State Flag with the State Seal, taken into use in 1925.

Some of the state symbols are:
Motto: Equality Before the Law
Nickname: Cornhusker State
Flower: Goldenrod
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Fossil: Mammoth
Gemstone: Blue agate
Rock: Prairie agate
Song: "Beautiful Nebraska"
Tree: Cottonwood
Insect: Honeybee
Mammal: White-tailed deer
Fish: Channel catfish
State American folk dance: Square dance
River: Platte River
Soft drink: Kool-Aid
Beverage: Milk

More information on state symbols can be found here.

And here are 20 extremely random photos from Nebraska :)

Sand sculpture from the Nebraska State Fair depicting the essence of Nebraska

Nebraska State Fair 2008 in Lincoln, NE

Fun times at the Nebraska State Fair Beer Garden :)

First day of college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sororities and other groups did the tunnel walk, meaning we ran to the Memorial Stadium with blazing music like the university football team Cornhuskers (Huskers) do.

One of the great American establishments: cheerleaders

Herbie Husker, football team mascot

Marching band during a Nebraska Cornhuskers game

Typical Nebraskan scenery: cornfields

Fun times linedancing at the local ballroom

And more fun times doing a kegstand during a Woodsie party in the middle of the cornfields :)

Homecoming parade at the University

Yearlings at a northeastern Nebraska farm. Nebraska is also known as The Beef State, since it produces a lot of beef

Buffalo Bill at the Fort Cody trading post in North Platte, NE

One of state's most famous landmarks, Chimney Rock, part of the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails

Scottsbluff National Monument in western Nebraska

...the Good Life

Turkey at the Pioneers Park Nature Center in Lincoln, NE

Random gas station in Lincoln

Camel racing at The Lincoln Race Course, they also have ostrich racing

...and last but not least the Chickendales! at the Wayne Chicken Show in northeast Nebraska :)

Hope you have enjoyed the seeing the real Nebraska! :) Looking at my old photos was a lot of fun and I might just do this Nebraska photo post again sometime soon :)

2 comments:

Kiira said...

Home Sweet Home. ♥

Löysin sun blogin tänään eli en ole ehtinyt lukemaan pitkälle. Katsoin sun bannerin kuvaa ja ajattelin, et näyttääpä tutulta maisemalta... No, kun näin tän postauksen niin tuli hymy huulille.

Vietin vaihtarivuoden 2009-2010 Randolphissa, se on northeast Nebraskassa. En voi millään uskoa, että oot käynyt esimerkiksi Waynessa! Se oli aika lähellä ja mun monet ystävät käy siellä collegea tällä hetkellä. Niin hassua, kun en ole tottunut suomalaisten kokemuksiin Nebraskasta.

Kaikkea hyvää teidän pienelle perheelle. Hassua miten välillä netistä löytää sun blogin kaltaisia "aarteita".

Kiira x

Sugar said...

Kiitoksia kommentistasi! Voi kun ihanaa "tavata" toinenkin sydameltaan Nebraskalainen-Suomalainen :)

Asuin Cornhuskers Statessa 2008-2010, eli olin siella samaan aikaan kuin sinakin :) Mieheni on itseasiassa kotoisin parin tunnin ajomatkan paasta Randolphista. Ehdin tuon reippaan parin vuoden aikana kayda esim. Waynessa moneen otteeseen, koska ystavani vanhemmilla oli farmi siella. Olisimme ehka voineet teoriassa tormatakin siis :-)