Andrew S. Wadsworth in 1898 went with the First Nebraska Regiment to the Philippines as a soldier in the first phase of the Spanish American War.
Looking back to his childhood years in David City, Nebraska, Joyce Hall wrote that his family's life gave him the "gift of poverty".
Rumor has it that McDonalds' McRib® Sandwich was invented in Nebraska. That rumor is not exactly true.
In 1972 Professor Roger Mandingo of the University of Nebraska received a grant from the National Pork Producers Council to work on a process to create restructured meats. He developed a technology to bind small pieces of meat together in different shapes using salt and mechanical action. The results of his work can be seen today in such items as dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets and the famous McRib" Sandwich.