Nebraskai/nəˈbræskə/ is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. The state is crossed by many historic trails and was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The California Gold Rush brought the first large numbers of non-indigenous settlers to the area. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867. The climate has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, and violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are common. The state is characterized by treeless prairie, which is ideal for cattle-grazing. It is a major producer of beef, as well as pork, corn, and soybeans. The largest ancestry group claimed by Nebraskans is German American. The state also has the largest per capita population of Czech Americans among U.S. states.
Nebraska's name is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the OmahaNí Btháska, pronounced [nĩbɫᶞasꜜka], meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state.
Sparsely-recorded on a cassette-tape Portastudio, the tracks on Nebraska were originally intended as demos of songs to be recorded with the E Street Band. However, Springsteen ultimately decided to release the demos himself. Nebraska remains one of the most highly regarded albums in his catalogue. The songs on Nebraska both deal with ordinary, blue collar characters who face a challenge or a turning point in their lives, but also outsiders, criminals and mass murderers, who have little hope for the future - or no future at all, as in the title track, where the main character is sentenced to death in the electric chair. Unlike his previous albums, very little salvation and grace is present within the songs. The album's uncompromising sound and mood, combined with its dark lyrical content has been described by a music critic as "one of the most challenging albums ever released by a major star on a major record label."
Matt Rhule, just like many Nebraska fans, logged on last Monday afternoon to listen in. True to his hands-on, CEO-style of running a program, Rhule wanted to know what his assistant coaches were saying in their introductory press conferences with the Nebraska media ... LARRY ROBINSON, JournalStar ... Top Journal Star photos for February 2023.
On July 9, 1938, the OmahaStar, a weekly publication and Nebraska's only Black-owned newspaper, put out its first issue. This year will mark the 85th anniversary of the first issue of the Omaha Star, a weekly publication and Nebraska’s only Black-owned newspaper ... The Star grew into one of the most prosperous weekly newspapers in the country.
When a Nebraska football coach has spent too much scouring America to add nearly 40 new players to the roster, the names of the current players may escape him for a second ... While Nebraska has 149 players currently listed on its roster, 21 scholarship signees, and a number of walk-ons, aren’t on campus yet ... KENNETH FERRIERA, JournalStar file photo.
Rare mastodon fossil found in SoutheastNebraska creek bed Dining Out... The decisions to watch as Nebraska wraps up its 2023 recruiting class Boys basketball ratings, 1/31 Woman wrongfully convicted in Beatrice 6 case dies ... LARRY ROBINSON, JournalStar ... LARRY ROBINSON Journal Star ... LARRY ROBINSON Journal Star ... LARRY ROBINSON Journal Star.
The flight headed from Chicago to Las Vegas made an unplanned stop in Nebraska on Saturday after the pilot reported engine problems.( Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln JournalStar via AP) ... The flight headed from Chicago to Las Vegas made an unplanned stop in Nebraska on Saturday after the pilot reported engine problems.
Valley Airways owner and operatorDick Bosn, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, is marking another significant milestone this year — Valley Airways is in its 48th year of operating at WestNebraskaRegional Airport. “We’ve been here longer than anyone else has been at the airport,” Bosn told the Star-Herald in a recent interview.
On July 9, 1938, the OmahaStar, a weekly publication and Nebraska's only Black-owned newspaper, put out its first issue ... Wright’s Nashville Students (with that group he likely first performed in Nebraska), and Gideon’s Minstrels ... fairs and the Nebraska State Fair in Lincoln.
Lincoln JournalStar. The annual Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska has released this year's route, which will take riders across southern Nebraska in early June ... Proceeds from the event, which was founded in 1980 and is run by volunteers, will go toward college scholarships for Nebraska high school graduates.