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The Cornhusker State

Nebraska was once known as the “Tree Planter’s State” and changed in 1945 to the “Cornhusker State”. I wonder if Nebraska was called the “Tree Planter State” because of the fact that Halsey National Forrest near Thedford, Nebraska is the world’s largest hand-planted forest?

Nebraska is the next stop in our United States of Energy series ranking number 4 in residential electricity prices averaging $8.94 Megawatts per hour. Major electric power plants include coal, hydroelectric and natural gas with coal and natural gas as a primary source of emissions.

Energy fun fact: Most of Nebraska’s small oil reserves are located in the western half of the state. Nebraska is among the Nation’s top producers of corn-based ethanol.

Did you know? The world’s largest “Wooly Mammoth” elephant fossil was found in Lincoln County, Nebraska.

Nebraska’s historical timeline is filled with other notable events. Chimney rock was the most often mentioned landmark in journal entries by travelers on the Oregon Trail. Sidney, Nebraska was the starting point of the Black Hills Gold Rush. In, 1986 for the first time ever two women ran against each other for governorship of a state.

Do you know of any historic fun facts about Nebraska?

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