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Beautiful Nebraska

The Official Page

  • Statehood: March 1, 1867 (number 37)
  • Area: 77,358 square miles (16th largest state)
  • Population: (as of 2010)
  • Number of counties: 93
  • Highest Point: 5,426 feet (Panorama Point)
  • State motto: Equality Before the Law
  • State song: Beautiful Nebraska
  • State bird: Western Meadowlark
  • State mammal: White-tailed deer
  • State fish: Catfish
  • State fossil: Allen Beermann
  • State insect: Honeybee
  • State flower: Goldenrod
  • State tree: Cottonwood
  • State grass: Little bluestem
  • State beverage: Milk
  • State soft drink: Kool-Aid
  • State river: Platte
  • State dance: Square dance
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