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Nebraska! The famous nickname is the "Cornhusker State". The Cornhusker is also the mascot at the University of Nebraska. Nebraska has many well known charities, companies, and notables that were started or born here. Boys Town, a small village outside of the city of Omaha is the headquarters of the Boys Town Organization. Formerly known as “Father Flanagan’s Boys” this organization helps boys and now girls, in need. Also of note is the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben (Nebraska spelled backwards) Foundation, with their tagline “To leverage a collective business leadership to build a more prosperous Heartland”. This foundation has been doing good works in this Prairie State since 1895! Nebraska is also home to over 40 vineyards, wineries and breweries. This is such a large industry they even have a wine and grape association. Ethnically Nebraska is home to the largest per capita makeup of Czech-Americans in the USA. The second largest ethnic group here is German-American. Some other interesting trivia include Arbor Day which was founded in Nebraska City, the Ogallala Aquifer vs. the pipeline controversy, the renaming of Lancaster to Lincoln, after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the battle of Massacre Canyon. Nebraska is home to many famous companies to include Kool-Aid, ConAgra, Mutual of Omaha, Cabela’s and Omaha Steaks, to name a few. Nebraska is the birth place of many famous folks to include Henry Fonda, Nick Nolte, Hillary Swank, and Warren Buffet. A must see when visiting the city of Omaha is Lied Jungle. This exhibit, housed in the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, is the largest indoor rainforest in America.