On April 5, The Corn Husker State gains recognition for its wide open spaces and scenic byways.
Nebraska joined the union as the 37th state on March 1, 1867.
Pioneers migrating westward along the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails would mark on their journey by the sights they could recognize along the way. One such landmark was Scotts Bluff.
“A Pioneer should have imagination, should be able to enjoy the idea of things more than the things themselves.” ~ Willa Cather, O Pioneers! Those who put down roots in Nebraska likely homesteaded thanks to the Homestead Act of 1862. Nebraska’s landscape contributes significantly to the ranching and farming industry still today.
Detour Nebraska: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders Kindle Edition by Gretchen M. Garrison (Author)
The barren plains of Nebraska have J.Sterling Morton to thank for the shade they receive on a hot sunny day. The Nebraskan proposed a day to plant trees and beautify the state. Arbor Day was first celebrated on April 10, 1872.
Sterling Morton: Pioneer Statesman; Founder of Arbor Day Hardcover – 1972 by J. Olson (Author)
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNebraskaDay Explore the history and people of Nebraska. Follow the trails of the pioneers and visit the cities on the prairies.
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World’s Largest Ball of Stamps – Boys Town Old Lincoln Highway – Omaha National Museum of Roller Skating – Lincoln
Red Cloud – Native American Leader – (September 20, 1822 – December 10, 1909)
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend Kindle Edition by Bob Drury (Author), Tom Clavin (Author)
Standing Bear – Native American Chief – (1839 – September 1908)
Standing Bear’s Quest for Freedom: First Civil Rights Victory for Native Americans Paperback – October 12, 2019 by Lawrence A. Dwyer (Author)
Susan La Flesche Picotte – Physician – (June 17, 1865 – Spetember 18, 1915)
Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor Hardcover – November 1, 2016 by Joe Starita (Author)
Grace Abbot – Social Worker – (November 17, 1878 – June 19, 1939)
Two Sisters for Social Justice: A BIOGRAPHY OF GRACE AND EDITH ABBOTT Paperback – July 30, 2003 by Lela B. Costin (Author)
Howard Hanson – Composer – ( October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981)
Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 6 / Lumen in Christo / Symphony No. 7 (A Sea Symphony) Howard Hanson (Composer), Gerard Schwarz (Conductor)
Fred Astaire – Dancer – ( May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987)
Steps in Time: An Autobiography Paperback – August 5, 2008 by Fred Astaire (Author)
TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Astaire & Rogers (The Gay Divorcee / Top Hat / Swing Time / Shall We Dance) Astaire, Fred (Actor), Rogers, Ginger (Actor)
George Beadle – October 22, 1903 – June 9, 1989)
THE LANGUAGE OF LIFE BY GEORGE AND MURIEL BEADLE~1966 Hardcover – 1966 by George Beadle (Author), Muriel Beadle (Author)
Bil Baird – Puppeteer – (August 15, 1904 – March 18, 1987)
Bil Baird… He Pulled Lots of Strings
Henry Fonda- Actor – (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)
The Man Who Saw a Ghost: The Life and Work of Henry Fonda Paperback – October 22, 2013 by Devin McKinney (Author)
Henry Fonda Film Collection, The
On Golden Pond (Special Edition) Special Edition Katharine Hepburn (Actor), Henry Fonda (Actor)
Max Baer – Boxer – ( February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959)
Max Baer: Clown Prince of Boxing Paperback – October 1, 2017 by John Jarrett (Author)
Gerald Ford – President – (July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006)
Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life by James Cannon (Author), Scott Cannon (Contributor)
Marlon Brando – Actor – (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)
Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me Hardcover – September 3, 1994 by Marlon Brando (Author), Robert Lindsey (Collaborator)
Malcolm X – Minister – ( May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965)
REMEMBERING MALCOLM Paperback – March 1, 1995 by David Gallen (Author)
Warren Buffett – Businessman – (August 30, 1930-)
Warren Buffett: The Life, Lessons & Rules for Success
Bob Gibson – Baseball player – (November 9, 1935 – )
Stranger to the Game: The Autobiography of Bob Gibson Hardcover – September 1, 1994 by Bob Gibson (Author)
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