The Nebraska state quarter coloring page shows an image of the quarter issued in 2006 that represents the state of Nebraska,
the 37th state to join the union of the United States.
Nebraska gets its name from an American Indian word meaning "flat water" after the Platte River that flows through the state ("flat" is one
meaning of the French word "platte"). Nebraska's nickname is "The Cornhusker State." Corn, a major product of this state, used to be "husked"
(peeled) by hand there before husking machines were invented.
The ox-drawn covered wagon in the coin's design is carrying a pioneer family westward. Many of the early pioneers passed through Nebraska and
Kansas on their way toward California. The Nebraska Territory was formed in 1854 at the same time as the Kansas Territory. You can still see
several of the trails that westward travelers used to cross Nebraska. These trails have names like the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, the
Lewis and Clark Trail, and the Sidney-Deadwood Trail.
Nebraska's quarter also shows Chimney Rock rising from the valley of North Platte River. Chimney Rock, 445 feet tall, was named a National
Historic Site in 1956. The Nebraska State Historical Society takes care of the site.