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Office of Governor Pete Ricketts

Nebraska Celebrates 150 Years of Statehood

Contact: Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

 

 

 

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.

 

Additional photos from the events are available by clicking here.  More information about Nebraska’s 150th anniversary can be found at www.ne150.org.

 

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