Nebraska derived its name from "nebrathka," an Oto Indian word that means "flat water." It pertains to the Platte River, which was adopted in 1998 as the Nebraskan state river. More »

To buy a hunting license in Nebraska, visit the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website, select the applicable permit, and purchase it using a major credit card. Hunting permits are also available in permit offices st... More »

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Colorado was named after the Colorado River, which in turn was named for its reddish hue from the silt it carries from the mountains. Colorado is Spanish for "colored red." In 1861, the population of the unnamed territor... More »

Nebraska is famous for Boys Town, founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917. It is also the state in which Buffalo Bill Cody held his first rodeo in 1882. Sidney, Neb. is the starting location of the Black Hills Gold Rus... More »

Chicago got its name from the word "shikaakwa," which means "wild onion" in the Algonquin language. Because the wild onions grew profusely in the area around the Chicago River the Algonquins used "shikaakwa" to refer to ... More »

The capital of Nebraska is Lincoln. The county seat of Lancaster County rests in the state's southeast region about 53 miles southwest of Omaha. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lincoln's estimated population is 268,... More »

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The five largest Midwest states are Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. These states encompass a total area of 96,714 sq. mi., 86,936 sq. mi., 82,278 sq. mi., 77,348 sq. mi. and 77,116 sq. mi., respec... More »

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