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MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION - THE CAR - NEBRASKA

When the automobile was introduced, about 1910, [Omaha] dealers for each make advertised that their cars could beat any other from Pappio Bridge to the top of the Brick Hill on the west. The challenges to race from Omaha to Denver were numerous.

Nebraska: A Guide to the Cornhusker State (WPA, 1939)

In the 1930s, Nebraska had more cars and trucks than it had families. Today, the state has one vehicle for every Nebraskan. Per capita, that puts it at number six nationally — just ahead of Alaska and just behind Alabama, Iowa, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

West of the Mississippi River where highways are the arteries of exchange, the car is king. 

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Raised in a military family, Midwest Guide Rob Walters has lived in South Carolina, Georgia, California, New York, Nebraska, New Hampshire and Illinois. Always looking for an excuse to hit the road, he spends most of his creative energy on long drives, exploring the Midwest and beyond. He lives with his wife and soon to arrive son in Omaha, Nebraska, and chairs the Art Department at Iowa Western Community College across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Follow on Tumblr at fromthemiddle.tumblr.com.