Marijuana Seeds Nebraska: Tips & Information
Nebraska was once known as The Great American Desert. It is one of the rare states that does not have a large body of water. In fact, you would have to travel as far away as Lake Michigan to encounter one. The lack of available surface water did not stop agriculture from being the main economic driver and Nebraska is more commonly known now as The Cornhusker State. There are not many, if any people left in the world who would remember the state being an industrial hemp growing region, however, at one time, hemp was the main crop produced in Nebraska. Wild hemp can still be seen growing along the sides of highways and ditches and a study conducted in 1987 concluded that the state had killed off as many as 12 million feral hemp plants the previous year.
Visually, the state is recognized for its rolling fields of golden wheat swaying in the breeze and its immeasurably large farms growing row upon row of corn. Statistically, Nebraska is actually only the third-largest corn-producing state and the fifth-largest soybean grower. It would seem perfectly natural that cannabis could easily grow and go side by side with those crops and while it can, it is currently considered illegal. Once it is legal, Contact Us for information on purchasing cannabis seeds for your home-grow in Nebraska.
Nebraska is full of rare, one of a kind things that in some cases defy belief. Take the largest ball of stamps for example. In the Boys Town stamp center, just outside of Omaha, sits a 32-inch diameter ball of postal stamps. From 1953 to 1955, a group of obviously bored stamp collectors began gluing postage stamps around a golf ball and within 2 years had added more than 4.5 million stamps. The gigantic ball, which weighs a shocking 600 pounds has been featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not and at one point was a main tourism draw for the state. While the stamp club was busy licking and gluing, Nebraska cattle rancher Albert Meng was attempting to restore a natural water spring for his cattle in 1953. He didn’t succeed, however, he found something very rare. He happened upon the preserved skeletons of more than 600 bison. After consulting with his archeologist friend, it was determined that the bison all died of natural causes resulting from an unexplained natural event.
Stamps and bison bones aside, the king of strange and rare in Nebraska has to be William Thompson’s scalp. Yes, you read that correctly, William Thompson’s scalp. In 1867, a group of English repairmen was sent to the small town of Lexington to repair telegraph cables. Along the way, their train was attacked by Cheyenne warriors and the train derailed. Everyone on board was killed with the exception of Thompson who had his scalp scraped off by his attackers. During the ordeal, Thompson passed out from the pain. He was left for dead, with his scalp by his side. His attackers left him to rot thinking he was a goner, but he regained consciousness and sought medical aid to reattach his scalp but it simply could not be done. Mr. Thompson did the next best thing and displayed it for profit as a curiosity. Credit goes out to making lemonade out of the lemon’s life handed him.
Despite being a flat state with no large bodies of water there are some impressive geological formations that boggle the eye in Nebraska. The Toadstool Geologic Park in Harrison, Nebraska is widely considered to be the badlands of the Midwest. The park is part of the Oglala National Grasslands and features mushroom-shaped rock mounds formed by wind and water over a period of 45 million years. Visitors to the park can also observe in-ground fossil collections as old as 65 million years. Of course, one can not visit Nebraska without a trip to Chimney Rock which is located in the North Platte River valley in the western portion of the state. Chimney Rock rises more than 984 feet from the valley and was once used as a guidepost for pioneers traveling to Oregon and California. It achieved National Historic Site status in 1956 and is now protected by the national park service.
Fast-forwarding to the present day, Nebraska’s largest city is Omaha with a population of just under half a million. The state capital of Lincoln is next with just over 200,000 residents. Both cities are modern and dynamic with an eye toward the future while keeping the lessons of the past close to the heart.