“Nebraska” is on the money!

Did you know the word “Nebraska” is on your money? It’s on one particular bill that’s probably in your wallet. Can you find it?

Hint #1:

It’s right here. Does this help?

close-up of undentified paper money

Stumped? Scroll down for another hint.

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Keep scrolling for the answer below:

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Answer: It’s on the back of the $5 bill. The names of the states are engraved on the Lincoln Memorial.

OK, now you know something you can bother your friends with. But take a look at the famous Lincoln statue visible between the pillars.

This leads to a second question:

Nebraska has a statue of Abraham Lincoln by the same sculptor who created the famous seated Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Do you know where Nebraska’s Lincoln is? Scroll down for a hint.

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Hint: Come on, now. Which city would have something about Lincoln?

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Lincoln’s in Lincoln. The statue by Daniel Chester French stands on the west side of the State Capitol. It was dedicated in 1912. (French completed his statue for the Lincoln Memorial in 1920.) Here’s the dedication of the Nebraska statue. It’s still there, but the state capitol itself has been replaced! (Photo: History Nebraska RG863-4-1)

 

–David L. Bristow, Editor

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