Nebraska is a state in the United States, which lies in both the Midwestern part and the Great Plains of the country. The state of Nebraska is crossed by several historic tracks, but the California Gold Rush was the first to bring huge numbers of non-indigenous colonists to the state. The Nebraska state has broad variations between summer and winter temperatures, and aggressive tornadoes and thunderstorms are common in the state. The state is exemplified by treeless prairie, perfect for cattle-grazing, and it is a chief manufacturer of beef, in addition to corn, pork, and soybeans. Culturally, the major group of inhabitants of Nebraska is German Americans. The state as well, has the leading per capita inhabitants of Czech Americans when compared to other states in the country.
Coin of the Nebraska State Quarter
The second memorial quarter-dollar coin of the Nebraska State Quarter released during 2006 honors the Nebraska state, and is the 37th coin in the admired 50 State Quarters Program of the America’s Mint. Nebraska was incorporated into the union on the 1st of March 1867, and the state has turned out to be the 37th state, incorporated into the Union. By means of the statehood status, the Nebraska State is called by the nickname, “The Cornhusker State".
Design of the coin
The design of the coin of the Nebraska State Quarter includes a picture displaying a covered wagon drawn by an ox, carrying pioneers in the forefront. The coin also includes writings, such as “Nebraska”, “1867“, “2006 E PLURIBUS UNUM". The reverse of the Nebraska quarter coin portrays the picture of the Chimney Rock, the natural wonder, which rises from the North Platte River valley, measuring 445 feet (134.8 m) from bottom to top.
The coin of the Nebraska State Quarter was released on the 3rd of April 2006 and it was engraved by Charles Vickers. The coin is designed with the standard weight of 5.670 grams, with the diameter of 0.955 inches (24.26mm) and a thickness of 0.068 inches (1.75 mm). The composition of the Delaware State Quarter is dressed with the Cuprous-Nickel alloy, with the proportion of 91.67% of Copper and 8.33% of Nickel.
Chimney Rock was chosen on the 9th of 1956 as a National Historic Site, and is operated and maintained by the State Historical Society of Nebraska. Virtually, anywhere tourists go in Nebraska they will come across reminders of the westward expansion of the United States. The state of Nebraska is crisscrossed by the Mormon and Oregon Trails, the Lewis and Clark Trail, the Pony Express, the Sidney-Deadwood Trail and the Texas-Ogallala Trail.
Nebraska is crowded with historic places, such as the Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Scotts Bluff National Monument, the Homestead National Monument of America and the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park.
Tourist who come to Nebraska can take pleasure in a number of tourist attractions, including the Cabela's Store, Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Strategic Air Command Museum, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and the Harold Warp Pioneer Village.