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     Extreme length, 415 miles.
     Area in square miles, 77,520.
     Extreme breadth, 205 miles.
     Admitted to the Union, March 1, 1867.
     The mean temperature of Nebraska is 56.
     Nebraska has 871 buttermaking machines.
     There were 151,176 farms in Nebraska in 1916.
     The per capita wealth of Nebraska is $2,903.90.
     Estimated population January 1, 1917, 1,277,751.
     The Negro population of Nebraska is less than 7,000.
     More than 350,000 Nebraska acres are under irrigation.
     The only silica mines in the United States are in Nebraska.
     There are 1,036 irrigation and power enterprises in Nebraska.
     Improvements on lands in 1916 were valued at $678,323,394.
     There are 62,000 hand and power cream separators in Nebraska.
     Nebraska produces 100 per cent of the silica mined in the United States.
     The largest smelter of fine ores in the United States is located in Nebraska.
     Six states have no bonded indebtedness, and Nebraska is one of the six
     Nebraska produces more beef and pork per capita than any other state.
     The 1917 assessment showed Nebraska's total wealth to be $3,710,452,768.
     The value of Nebraska property has doubled during the last twelve years.
     Nebraska has enough irrigable land to provide 25,000 farms of 40 acres each.
     The Nebraska death rate is 2.2 less than the average death rate of all the states.
     Nebraska produces 65 per cent of all the potash produced in the United States.
     Omaha is the third largest live stock market and packing center of the world.
     Nebraska became a prohibition state on May 1, 1917, by constitutional enactment.
     The silo is rapidly making central Nebraska the greatest dairying section of the country.
     The altitude of Nebraska varies from 1,100 feet on the east to 4,400 feet on the west.
     Nebraska's 1916 corn crop was worth double the 1916 tobacco crop of the United States.

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Farmers Greeting Guests at Arnold, Nebr.

     The annual egg crop of Nebraska is worth more than the gold output of any one state or territory.
      The value per capita of Nebraska products of forests, fields and minerals in 1917 was more than $530.
      In proportion to population Nebraska produces more surplus foodstuffs per year than any other state.
      In proportion to population the University of Nebraska has more students than any other state university.
      Grand Island, Nebraska, is the largest horse and mule market in the world, and Omaha is the second largest.
      Nebraska's average wheat yield is 21.3 bushels per acre. The average for the entire United States is less than 13.
      Nebraska's annual butter output is more valuable than the combined wool and mutton output of any other state.
      Nebraska has 8,000,000 acres susceptible of irrigation - and 30,000,000 acres that need never depend upon irrigation.
      Omaha is said to be the largest butter market in the world. And Lincoln claims the largest creamery plant in the world.
      The present Constitution of the State of Nebraska was adopted in 1875, although several times amended since that time.
      Omaha is Nebraska's largest city. Lincoln is the second largest. The third largest is ?

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      Nebraska was one of the first states to accept the federal government's "fifty-fifty" proposition for good roads building.
      In 1917 Nebraska harvested 50,000 acres of sugar beets, averaging 12 tons of beets per acre, the average price being $7.50 a ton.
      The Platte river has a channel more than 700 miles long in Nebraska. No other state has an equal mileage of any one river.
      The Union Stock Yards at Omaha handle more live stock annually than any other stock yards in the world, with two exceptions.
      Only four states excel Nebraska in the total production of agricultural crops, and no state excels Nebraska in per capita production.
      Three years ago Nebraska produced no potash. Now Nebraska is producing more than one-half the potash produced in the Union.
      ln 1916 Nebraska was the second largest wheat producing state, the third argest (sic) corn producing state, and the fifth largest oats producing state.
      The annual dairy and poultry output of Nebraska is worth more than the gold and silver output of the entire United States, Alaska excepted.
      Has ninety-three counties, of which Cherry is the largest and Sarpy the smallest. Douglas county is largest in population, Lancaster second, Gage third.
      The Indian population of Nebraska is 3,791. Most of these Indians own their land in severalty and a majority of the adult Indians are voting citizens of the state.

Meeting of Farmers at Arnold, Nebr.

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