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Old Indian Town of Nebraska

Oct 12, 2007
Theres more to do in Nebraska than you can imagine. Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers, pioneers, and Plains Indians. Discover wildlife from the prairie and from around the world.

Get in touch with the areas rich cultural heritage at one of the many summer festivals. Tap into the states natural wonders and sleep out under the stars. Take a look at Nebraskas to do list. You are guaranteed to find a few must dos for yourself.

Nebraska rises from the Missouri prairie lands to the Great Plains and foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Omaha, its largest city, is one of the states major tourist destinations.

Girls and Boys Town, the famous homeless boys community, is situated nearby. Originally founded as Boys Town by Father Edward Flanagan, the home for unwanted and distressed boys is still thriving, and, today, girls also enjoy the care and protection it offers.

It is easy to visualize the Old West in the land of Nebraska. This is the territory of the Pony Express, the Overland Stage, Boot Hill, the Oregon and Mormon Trails. This is where the mighty Missouri flows, and where the Sioux and the Omaha have flourished.

This is where historical figures, like Crazy Horse and Chief Red Cloud, Walter Reed, and Lewis and Clark played out the early history of the American West. The stagecoaches and steam locomotives may be gone today, but the days of trappers and traders, of pioneers and explorers, remain in the spirit of Nebraska.

Practically anywhere travellers go in Nebraska they will encounter reminders of Americas westward expansion. The state is crisscrossed by the Oregon and Mormon Trails, the Pony Express, the Lewis and Clark Trail, the Texas Ogallala Trail and the Sidney Deadwood Trail.

Nebraska has a reputation of being a flat, monotonous region of farm and ranch land, but this stereotype has come from the many people who drive across Nebraska on the Interstate 80 corridor to the Platte River valley. Those who venture off this heavily travelled road discover that Nebraska does have a subtle, wide open beauty that is all its own.

The vast majority of Nebraskans speak American English with a neutral Standard Midwestern accent. In some rural areas of the state, people speak with a slight accent best described as country twang, this accent is also easy to understand.

A past Nebraska slogan was The Beef State, and much of Nebraskas cuisine can still be best described as meat and potatoes. Stop in any Nebraska city or town and you will be likely to find low cost, high quality, home cooked dining options.

Nebraskas cuisine has been influenced by the numerous immigrant groups that have settled in the state, for example, you will find German and Scandinavian dishes in the northeast, Czech meals in some areas, and numerous Italian restaurants in Omaha.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Rental SiteNebraska
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