Nebraskai/nəˈbræskə/ is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. The state is crossed by many historic trails and was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The California Gold Rush brought the first large numbers of non-indigenous settlers to the area. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867. The climate has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, and violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are common. The state is characterized by treeless prairie, which is ideal for cattle-grazing. It is a major producer of beef, as well as pork, corn, and soybeans. The largest ancestry group claimed by Nebraskans is German American. The state also has the largest per capita population of Czech Americans among U.S. states.
Nebraska's name is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the OmahaNí Btháska, pronounced [nĩbɫᶞasꜜka], meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state.
Sparsely-recorded on a cassette-tape Portastudio, the tracks on Nebraska were originally intended as demos of songs to be recorded with the E Street Band. However, Springsteen ultimately decided to release the demos himself. Nebraska remains one of the most highly regarded albums in his catalogue. The songs on Nebraska both deal with ordinary, blue collar characters who face a challenge or a turning point in their lives, but also outsiders, criminals and mass murderers, who have little hope for the future - or no future at all, as in the title track, where the main character is sentenced to death in the electric chair. Unlike his previous albums, very little salvation and grace is present within the songs. The album's uncompromising sound and mood, combined with its dark lyrical content has been described by a music critic as "one of the most challenging albums ever released by a major star on a major record label."
LINCOLN — With soaring temperatures, the NebraskaGame and Parks Commission would like to issue the following safety reminders to those out enjoying water activities. Never swim alone — Always swim with a buddy ...Coast Guard-approved life jacket, while swimming or wading in water, including swim areas at Nebraska state parks.
U.S ... The win – completed in 15 minutes and 37 seconds – was Ledecky’s sixth Olympic gold ...E.J ... Swim Team Olympic Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska, where Ledecky qualified to swim freestyle in the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1500-meter races, as well as the 4×200-meter freestyle relay race. Olympic swimming events will continue through July 30 ... ....
Here's a look at the Summer 2021 Olympians with Nebraska ties. Halfway through the swimming competition at the 32nd Olympiad there have been plenty of surprises, upsets and even a few races that have turned out just the way we thought they would ... Dressel owns five of the six fastest swims in the history of this event.
OlympicTrials in Omaha, Nebraska. . Some of the swimming events began Saturday, but the 4x200 relay heats are set for Tuesday before the finals on Wednesday ... A lot of people that don’t know much about swimming, when you see someone swim like that, you’re like, ‘that’s special.’”.
The argument for Week 0 at Illinois being Nebraska's most important game of the season. SWIMMING ... It is the third swimming medal for the U.S ... Yui Ohashi won Japan's first swimming gold medal of the TokyoGames at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre ... Australia has set the first swimming world record of the Tokyo Games in the women’s 4x-100-meter freestyle relay.
NebraskaCity News-Press ...Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the state of Nebraska adopted this limit after concluding that the new EPA threshold is based on the best scientific evidence available and is protective of public health ... The state’s monitoring is conducted at public lakes with swimming beaches and high public activity.