Nebraska, which was admitted to the union as the 37th state on March 1, 1867, two years after the end of the American Civil War, contains some of the nation’s best ranchland and farmland. Prior to its statehood, the Nebraska Territory had been sparsely settled but saw growth during the California Gold Rush in 1848, with a larger wave of settlers arriving as homesteaders in the 1860s. Although the territorial capital of Nebraska was Omaha, when it achieved statehood the seat of government was moved to Lancaster, which was later renamed Lincoln after President Abraham Lincoln, who had recently been assassinated. Nebraska is bounded by South Dakota to the north, Colorado to the South, Wyoming to the West and Iowa and Missouri to the East. Nicknamed as the Cornhusker State, the state motto-Equality Before the Law.
Headquartered in Omaha, the Union Pacific Railroad,was incorporated on July 1, 1862, in the wake of the Pacific Railway Act of 1862. Bailey Yard, in North Platte, is the largest railroad facility yard in the world. The route of the original transcontinental railroad runs through the state.
Other major railroads with operations in the state are: Amtrak; BNSF Railway; Canadian National Railway; and Iowa Interstate Railroad.
List of Nebraska numbered highways:
The Interstate Highways through the State of Nebraska:
I-76: runs from Interstate 70 in Arvada, Colorado to an intersection with Interstate 80 near Big Springs, Nebraska.
I-80: runs east from the Wyoming state border across the state to Omaha.
I-129: connects South Sioux City to Interstate 29 in Sioux City, Iowa.
I-180: links Interstate 80 in Lincoln, Nebraska with downtown Lincoln.
I-480: connects Interstate 80 in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, with Interstate 29 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
I-680: is the northern bypass of the Omaha – Council Bluffs metropolitan area.
The U.S. Routes in Nebraska are:
US 6, US 20, US 26, US 30, US 34, US 73, US 75, US 77, US 81, US 83, US 136, US 138, US 159, US 183, US 275, US 281, US 283, US 385.
There are no international airports in Nebraska but the state has many important regional airports that see huge traffic. The airports in Nebraska are well connected to the rest of the USA and are an important changeover destination for many travelers.
The primary airports in Nebraska are the Lincoln Airport at Lincoln, Eppley Airfield at Omaha, North Platte Regional Airport at North Platte, and the Kearny Municipal Airport at Kearny. These airports equally provide both passenger and freight services to the rest of the country.