Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1st 1867. Nebraska is also known as the "Cornhusker State" and it got its name from a well known Nebraska athletics team called the cornhuskers early in the 20th century.
Origin of state's name: The name Nebraska comes from an old Indian word for flat water named after the Platte River.
Population: The population of Nebraska is in excess of 1.7 million people based on the census of 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, Driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Department of Motor Vehicles website.
The economy is driven by many different industries in Nebraska including. These include dairy farming, wheat, corn and oat production as well as heavy equipment and electrical equipment production and tourism.
State Bird: The state bird is the Western Meadow Lark which is also the state bird of Oregon, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming. The Meadow Lark is noted for its shyness and its square tail.
State Flower: The state flower is the "Golden Rod" or Solidago serotina which gets its name from its long stem which is covered with numerous small bright yellow flowers in the spring. The many different varieties of the Golden Rod grow wildly throughout the state.
State Motto: The state motto is "Equality before the law"
State Song: The state song is "Beautiful Nebraska" by J. Fras which sings the praises of this beautiful state.