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Ratification or Admission:  March 1, 1867 (37th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1875
State Abbreviation:  NE
State Capital:  Lincoln
Largest City - Population:  Omaha
Origin of the Name:  Name based on an Otoe Indian word meaning “flat water,” referring to the Platte River
State Motto:  “Equality Before the Law”
State Nickname:   Cornhusker State
State Song:  “Beautiful Nebraska” | Lyrics & Music: Jim Fras
State Animal:  White-tailed deer
State Bird:  Western Meadowlark
State Fish:  Channel Catfish
State Flower:  Goldenrod
State Fruit:  None
State Gemstone:  Blue chalcedony
State Insect:  Honey Bee
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  Cottonwood
State Flag:  The Nebraska state flag consists of a gold state seal on the center flag with a blue background. “A banner for the State of Nebraska shall consist of a reproduction of the great seal of the state, charged on the center in gold and silver on a field of national blue, the state motto “Equality Before the Law” is shown within the state seal”.


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