Nebraska Celebrates 150 Years of Statehood
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Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore accept the statehood
proclamation from Pony Express reenactors at the State Capitol.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore hosted Nebraskans from across the state at the State Capitol to celebrate Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. March 1, 2017 marks the 150th anniversary, or sesquicentennial, of President Andrew Johnson signing the presidential proclamation declaring Nebraska’s statehood.