CITY WEB PROJECT- Omaha, Nebraska
Sample by Wida Kakar
Crossroads@meade- Computer Science Class
Welcome to Nebraska, a land of distinct natural beauty. Prairies extend for miles, pine-covered buttes dot the landscape, endless fields of wheat bend in the breezes, and huge herds of cattle roam on vast grazing lands.
It is easy to visualize the Old West in the land of Nebraska. This is the territory of the Pony Express, the Overland Stage, Boot Hill, the Oregon and Mormon Trails. This is where the mighty Missouri flows, and where the Sioux and the Omaha have flourished. This is where historical figures, like Crazy Horse and Chief Red Cloud, Walter Reed, and Lewis and Clark played out the early history of the American West. The stagecoaches and steam locomotives may be gone today, but the days of trappers and traders, of pioneers and explorers, remain in the spirit of Nebraska.
Excerpt taken directly from: The State of Nebraska
City Facts- Omaha
Year founded: 1854
Latitude: 41.2500* N
longitude: 96.0000* W
Area:130.6 sq miles (338.3 km)
Population: 421,1570 (2012)
Time zone: Central Time Zone (UTC- 06:00)
Mayor: Jim Suttle