Those of us who grew up, live, and/or work in Nebraska, know what a special state it is.
However, did you know that National Day Calendar® designated April 5th as “National Nebraska Day?”
What better way to acknowledge and celebrate then to reminisce and/or learn more about Nebraska.
Here are a few facts to get you started:
- Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska in 1917.
- In 1927, Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings, Nebraska invented the powdered soft drink Kool-Aid.
- Nebraska is the birthplace of the Reuben sandwich.
- Omaha, Nebraska is the home of the College World Series
- Nebraska is the only state in the union with a unicameral (one house) legislature.
Nebraska is not typically known for tourism; although it does have a lot to offer. Here are just a few places of interest to peak your curiosity…
- Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
- Chimney Rock National Historic Site
- Fort Robinson Museum & History Center
- Smith Falls State Park
Of course, Bellevue University is located in the city of Bellevue, which just happens to be the very first town in Nebraska. Bellevue is also the third largest city in the state boasting around 50,000 people, and often associated with the Omaha metropolitan area. If you are interested in learning more about Bellevue, Omaha, or Nebraska, check out the links below: