From the original guide
The most valuable of Nebraska’s natural resources is the soil, capable of producing crops with comparitively meager rainfall. More than half the top soil of the State is underlain by deposits of rich wind-blown loess.
Nebraska Facts

Date of Statehood: March 1, 1867
State Capital: Lincoln
Nickname: Cornhusker State
State Insect: Honeybee
State Soft Drink: Kool-aid

Bordering States

Colorado
South Dakota