Lincoln is the inspiring capital of Nebraska. Located in Lancaster County, Lincoln is the second-most populous city in Nebraska. Lincoln is the economic and cultural hub for the area.
Plains Indians occupied the area for thousands of years. Lincoln was founded as the village of Lancaster in 1856. It was renamed for assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1867. Lincoln then became the capital of the state of Nebraska.
Lincoln has a humid continental climate. Winters are cold and fairly dry. Summers are hot and can be humid. Fall and spring are transitional.
Government and education are substantial factors of the economy. Service industries and manufacturing, including high technology, are major employers. Lincoln is ranked as one of the Best Places for Business and Careers.
Lincoln can be referred to as “Music City”. There are multiple annual cultural events. Running from May to October is the Haymakers Farmers’ Market. Tourist attractions include the Sunken Gardens, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, multiple museums, and the Nebraska State Capitol. Many fans of University of Nebraska sports attract attention as well. Lincoln has an extensive park system for residents and tourists alike.
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