Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln is located in the south-eastern part and it is the capital and the second largest city in the U.S. State of Nebraska. Lincoln is the home base for many national corporations and the city has a variety of cultural activities for residents and visitors to choose from. The city has over 100 city parks. The 911 emergency system was established for the first time in Lincoln.

To See And To Do In Lincoln

  • Museum of Nebraska History
  • Nebraska State Capitol
  • Sunken Gardens
  • Sheldon Museum of Art
  • Lazlo's Brewery Tour
  • Downtown
  • Lincoln Children's Museum
  • Lincoln Children's Zoo
  • The Frank H. Woods Telephone Museum
  • The Nebraska Governor's Mansion

History Of Lincoln - Timeline

In 1856, Lincoln was founded as the village of Lancaster. In 1867, the city was chosen as the site of the capital in the state of Nebraska and was renamed Lincoln after President Abraham Lincoln. The same year the evening newspaper, the Lincoln Journal, was established.

In 1869, the University of Nebraska was established in Lincoln. Also in 1869, the Thomas P. Kennard House was built. It is the oldest remaining building in the original plat of Lincoln. In 1870, the railroad was completed and in the same year, Lincoln became a major destination for immigrants. Many came from European countries. Also, the first police force in Lincoln was formed in 1870. In 1874, the Guy A. Brown House was built. In 1879, Lincoln's first U.S. Post Office and the Courthouse was completed. In 1887, the Burr Block building was completed. In 1889, the James D. Calhoun House was built. In 1890, the Barr Terrace building was completed. In 1892, the The James A. Beattie House was built.

In 1906, a new post office and courthouse was completed. The federal government sold the old building to the city and it served as Lincoln's city hall until 1969. In 1916, the Terminal Building in Lincoln was built. In 1922, the Antelope Grocery house was completed and the construction of the Nebraska State Capitol began and was completed in 1932.

In 1923, the Memorial Stadium was completed. In 1941, Dick Cheney was born. He later became vice president of the United States under George W. Bush. In 1957, the Nebraska Governor's Mansion was built. In 1965, the Lincoln Children's Zoo opened.

In 1975, Helen Boosalis was elected as mayor and she was Lincoln's first woman mayor. In 1995, the newspapers Nebraska State Journal and Lincoln Star merge becoming Lincoln Journal Star. In 2013, the Pinnacle Bank Arena was completed. It is an indoor arena with a seating capacity of 15,500.