Although Nebraska's history resembles
that of other states in the Great Plains and Midwest, it is unique. Nebraska is Nebraska due to the interaction of
her people and their cultures with the environment over time.
While we share many traits and characteristics with our neighbors
in the Great Plains and Midwest, Nebraskans, too, are unique.
Some of this uniqueness is revealed by institutions and innovations
we proudly claim as our own, such as a unicameral legislature,
the Vise-Grip wrench, or a hand-planted forest in the Sand Hills.
On the other hand, Nebraskans have also
expressed themselves in ways that are peculiar or downright weird.
Here is a sampling of Nebraska's
strange stories, along with some of her amazing facts.
in Nebraska Towns!
A Theater Where
Every Movie Is Scary
the Phantom of Phelps County
Photographed, Proof that They Exist?
Corn Leave Farmers Forlorn
Airships of the 1890s: "Look!
Up in the Air . . . !"
Makes Big Splash in Small Lake
Tours the Country
There's Somethin' Strange in Your Neighborhood,
Who Ya' Gonna Call?"
Rivers of Cosmic Energy
Paradise in Nebraska?
Body Is Welcome!
But He Looks
Don't Worry, It's
All in Your Head
Vote for These Candidates?
Boardwalk and Park Place
Perfectly Peculiar People
Baby of Beaver City
or Artful Architecture?
Falls to Earth in Crete, Nebraska!
What Is It??
Why Editors Have
Be Something in the Soil
Cold, Cold Heart
Ship Sails on a Sea of Grass
the Footless Goose
And We Thought
They Were on Our Side
Landmark Mysteriously Appears in Western Nebraska
Idle Hands Are
the Devil's Workshop
Knives Take the Cake
Meets the Jetsons
in Armadillo Population Linked to Fashionable Basket Increase
Stop Train (and we thought they
usually traveled by air)
Bagel Makes Perilous Journey, Arrives in One Piece, and Lives
Happily Ever After
of Politics" Found in Capitol Basement
and Cows Now Safe from Fallout
Columbus Now the Nebraska Capital
It Ain't Heavy
Father, It's My Ball of Stamps
that Dress, Recycle It!
Have You Seen
Car Drives Itself, Road Rage a Thing of the Past
Oh Give Me a Home,
Where the White Horses Roam
Loose the Rain
Pulls Letter Out of Hat
Is a Crime
Players to Eat Corn, Not Bugs
DID YOU KNOW . . . .
Bill" Hickok's gunfighter career began in Nebraska?
is said to have originated in Nebraska?
A Lincoln band
became a one-hit wonder with a chart-topping record in 1969?
was once a leader in the U.S. aviation industry?
The B-29s that dropped
the atomic bombs on Japan were built in Nebraska?
first homestead claim in the United States was in Nebraska?
Nebraska-designed mousetrap is still being made today?
has more admirals than the U.S. Navy?
Sandwich has a Nebraska connection?
Earth Day, April
22, is held on a famous Nebraskan's birthday?
The largest national forest planted entirely
by hand is in the treeless Sand Hills?
sandwich may have been invented in Omaha?
company changed Americans' eating habits?
One of the
most famous beverages in America was invented in Hastings?
town was "too tough to stay put?"
Nebraska-made building became famous for surviving an atomic
A biscuit named
for Nebraska was stockpiled in case of nuclear attack?
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