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General background about the Nebraska Flag


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NEBRASKA STATE FLAG


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  Kearney
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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.

  • ABBREVIATION: NE
  • 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 survey.

 

Nebraska Flag
State Flag, Nebraska

 

 

FUN FACTS:

  • 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 Sandhill Cranes.
  • 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 communications.

 

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