iWARRIORWALK USA TOUR – STOP #20
WALKED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
On Wednesday, September 15, 2010, I (Stanley Bronstein) walked for 4 1/2 hours on the campus of the University of Nebraska and in the surrounding area. I then walked an additional 30 minutes in Omaha, Nebraska on the grounds of Rosenblatt Stadium.
Highlights of the Nebraska leg of the tour:
- The Weather. It was supposed to be nasty, but despite that, it held up and actually turned a little sunny by the time I left Lincoln. I was able to get my walk in with no problem.
- The sculpture of the Mammoth in front of the museum !!! Wow, it was incredible. You can see pictures of it below.
- I was interviewed by 1011 news from Lincoln, Nebraska. (I DON’T HAVE A COPY OF THE VIDEO YET, BUT CLICK HERE TO READ A HARD COPY OF THE STORY)
- The football stadium was open, so I was able to walk inside and check it out.
- When stopping in Omaha, I discovered Rosenblatt Stadium totally by accident. I followed a sign to the zoo and when I parked, I realized I was in the parking lot for the stadium. Wow !!!
VIDEO OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA FOOTBALL STADIUM
It was a little windy and noisy
Interview on 09/15/2010
As usual, I recorded a podcast which can be listened to
by clicking the button right below these words.
Here are pictures from my walk.
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Here are 5 fast facts about the state of Nebraska:
- Nebraska is the only U.S. state with a unicameral legislature. Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. All other U.S. states have two (a house and a senate).
- Native American tribes in Nebraska have included the Omaha, Missouria, Ponca, Pawnee, Otoe, and various branches of the Sioux.
- Long before the Lewis and Clark Expedition, French-Canadian explorers traversed the territory of Nebraska, including the Mallet brothers in 1739, on their way to trade in Santa Fe. European-American settlement did not begin in any number until after 1848 and the California Gold Rush.
- On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act created the Kansas Territory and the Nebraska Territory, divided by the Parallel 40° North. The territorial capital of Nebraska was Omaha.
- Eighty-nine percent of the cities in Nebraska have fewer than 3,000 people. Nebraska shares this characteristic with five other Midwestern states (Kansas, Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and Iowa). Hundreds of towns have a population of fewer than 1,000.
Next stop, Ames, Iowa – Iowa State University.