General background about the Nebraska Flag
NEBRASKA STATE FLAG
| Grand Island
| North Platte
Nebraska's official flag consists of
an image of the Great Seal of the State accented in gold and
silver on a field of blue.
MOTTO: "Equality Before the Law"
ENTERED UNION: Mar. 1, 1867
FLAG ADOPTED: March 28, 1925 (officially
designated as 'state flag' in 1963)
COMMENTS: Nebraska was one of the last states to
adopt a state flag.
From 1925 to 1963 the state flag was
referred to as the 'state banner'. It wasn't until 1963 that
the designation of the design as the 'state flag' became
official. A simple design, the Nebraska flag was rated in a
survey by the North American
Vexillological Association as 71st out of 72 U.S. and
Canadian flags, making it the second-worst flag in the
- Fossils of prehistoric elephants
called mammoths have been found in almost every county in
Nebraska. The largest is on display at the University of
Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln.
- Nebraska has more miles of
river within its boundaries than any other state.
- The largest expanse of original
native prairie in the United States is in the Sand Hills
region. It is an important stopover for migrating
- Nebraska was known as the tree
planter's state until 1945 when the Cornhusker State was
adopted. The state has the only national forest that was
planted by people.
- The system of
center pivot irrigation, which opens more land to
crop production, originated in Nebraska. It is estimated
that this method of irrigation currently water's more
than 72% of the state's cropland (2015 est.).
- Lincoln, Nebraska was the first
to develop and use the 911 system of emergency