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Nebraska turns 147 today!

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Today, the state of Nebraska turns 147.
Nicknamed the Cornhusker State, Nebraska was once called "the Great American Desert."

That's ironic to some because the state has more underground water reserves than any other state in the country. 

One of the Nebraska's historical achievements include developing and becoming the first state to use the 911 system of emergency communications.

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns wished the state a happy birthday earlier this week.
"I am grateful to represent the state with such proud and storied history and enjoy the job every day it's truly an honor."
Johanns says he wishes nothing but the best for Nebraskans and the future of our state.

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