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ID: 7007525
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Nebraska (state)  Nebraska (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 100 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -100.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by prehistoric cultures from 8000 BCE; later, was home to several tribes including Sioux and Pawnee, whose lifestyle altered with arrival of Spanish horses in 16th cen.; major European influx came after Louisiana Purchase; pro-Union in Civil War.

Names:
Nebraska (preferred,C,V)  ............ name is derived from a Sioux word for "water/flat," referring to the Platte River
NE (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Nebraska (state)  ............  Nebraska (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since March 1, 1867
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
NE..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Nebraska..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:643-644
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:386
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000327
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 643-644; 2:643-644
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 386; 29:386
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000327
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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