In the 1920s, the city of Lincoln undertook the task of building the Lincoln Municipal Lighting and Waterworks Plant (designed by Fiske & Meginnis). For October 2019, the Lincoln Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) preliminary unemployment rate was 2.7% (not seasonally adjusted).  Around the middle of the same decade, demand for housing and rent units began outpacing supply. Lincoln is home to Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine.  However, some events have never changed while new traditions have been created. , Nebraska Wesleyan University, as of 2013, has 1,927 undergraduate and 222 postgraduate students. Current annual cultural events in Lincoln include the Lincoln National Guard Marathon and Half-Marathon in May, Celebrate Lincoln in early June, the Uncle Sam Jam around July 3, and Boo at the Zoo in October. , For movie viewing, Marcus Theatres owns 32 screens at four locations, and the University of Nebraska's Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center shows independent and foreign films. Gateway Shopping Center, now called Gateway Mall, opened at 60th and O streets in 1960. The airfield was near Havelock; or to the west of where the North 48th Street Small Vehicle Transfer Station is today. , Power in Lincoln is provided by the Lincoln Electric System (LES).  The auto route's success in attracting tourists led entrepreneurs to build businesses and facilities in towns along the route to keep up with the demand. About 3.3 percent worked at home. Spirit Flag Football is a competitive, coach-select flag football league with an eight-game season. The city of Beatrice is the county seat of Gage County. Nebraska's history, from pioneering days along the Oregon Trail to the birthplace of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, is long tied to Americana and its flag is a simple, traditional ode to that history. , Natural gas is provided by Black Hills Energy. Now, he's on a crowdsourced quest to redesign it.  Lincoln City Libraries circulates more than three million items per year to the residents of Lincoln and Lancaster County. The LES service area covers 200 square miles (520 km2), serving Lincoln and several other communities outside of the city. The current design was commissioned in 1925, when a bill was passed that the flag would have the Nebraska state seal in gold and silver on a field of national blue. , Lincoln is served by Interstate 80 via seven interchanges, connecting the city to San Francisco in the west and Teaneck, New Jersey in the New York City Metropolitan Area. The first plat was dated August 6, 1864. , Southeast Community College is a community college system in southeastern Nebraska, with three campuses in Lincoln and an enrollment of 9,751 students as of fall 2013. During the 2018–2019 school year, Lincoln Public Schools provided support for approximately 3,000 students from 150 countries, who spoke 125 different languages. The Lincoln Journal Star is the city's major daily newspaper. Lincoln averaged 1.78 cars per household in 2016, compared to a national average of 1.8 per household. A previous design submitted in 1921 by a New York architect was rejected by the state government.  During the early years of the Cold War, the Lincoln Airport was the Lincoln Air Force Base; currently, the Nebraska Air National Guard, along with the Nebraska Army National Guard, have joint-use facilities with the Lincoln Airport. The city felt that it needed a symbol to represent the city after the Rotary Club of Lincoln, England, presented Lincoln, Nebraska, with a flag of their city during a … The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area in the southeastern part of the state called the Lincoln Metropolitan and Lincoln-Beatrice Combined Statistical Areas. Normal was the first town annexed in 1919. State law says no part of the state flag is to be used as a business advertisement or trade-mark, and insulting the flag is forbidden. Nebraska Wesleyan was ranked the #1 liberal arts college in Nebraska by U.S. News and World Report in 2002. The Great Sioux Nation, including the Ihanktowan-Ihanktowana and the Lakota, located to the north and west, used Nebraska as a hunting and skirmish ground, although they did not have any long-term settlements in the state.  With little precipitation during winter, precipitation is concentrated in the warmer months, when thunderstorms frequently roll in, often producing tornadoes. Verplaatst vanaf en.wikipedia naar Commons met behulp van For the Common Good. Several regional restaurant chains began in Lincoln, including Amigos/Kings Classic, Runza Restaurants, and Valentino's.  With a tight labor market, Lincoln has seen rapid wage growth. Your Flag Lincoln stock images are ready. Since then, refugees from Vietnam settled in Lincoln, and further more refugees came from other countries . , In the early years of air travel, Lincoln had three airports and one airfield.  Wastewater is in turn collected by the Lincoln Wastewater System. , In 2001, Westfield America Trust purchased the Gateway Mall  and named it Westfield Shoppingtown Gateway. The Lincoln Fire and Rescue Department shoulders the city's fire fighting and emergency ambulatory services while private companies provide non-emergency medical transport and volunteer fire fighting units support the city's outlying areas. , In 1971, an expansion of Gateway Mall was completed. The transit system has 18 bus routes, with a circular bus route downtown. In 1979, the square-block downtown Centrum was opened and connected to buildings with a skywalk. An occasional buffalo could still be seen in the plat of Lincoln in the 1860s. The city covers 96.194 square miles (249.141 km2) with a population of 289,102 in 2019. Nebraska:Nebraska's largest city is Omaha, and the capital is Lincoln. (300 × 200 pixels, bestandsgrootte: 26 kB, MIME-type: http://www.worldstatesmen.org/US_Mayors.html, https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestand:Flag_of_Lincoln,_Nebraska.jpg, Lokale beschrijving toevoegen (brontekstmodus), Uploading a non-free logo using [[Wikipedia:File_Upload_Wizard|File Upload Wizard]], Transferred from en.wikipedia: see original upload log above. The median age in the city was 31.8 years. Other prominent industries in Lincoln include finance, insurance, publishing, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, railroads, high technology, information technology, medical, education and truck transport. There is an average of 39 days with a snow depth of 1 in (2.5 cm) or more.  Pioneers Park includes the Pioneers Park Nature Center at S. Coddington Avenue and W. Calvert Streets. The university is the largest in Nebraska with 26,079 students enrolled, and is the city's third-largest employer. , Lincoln has an area of 96.194 square miles (249.141 km2), of which 94.840 square miles (245.634 km2) is land and 1.354 square miles (3.507 km2) is water, according to the United States Census Bureau in 2018. Osborne coached from 1973–1997.  Lincoln was once served by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (Rock Island), the Missouri Pacific Railroad (MoPac) and the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (C&NW). Lincoln is the hometown of Zager and Evans, known for their international No. In that year Representative J. Lloyd McMaster of Lancaster County introduced a bill into the Nebraska House of Representatives. Lincoln has two specialty hospitals: Lincoln Surgical Hospital and the Nebraska Heart Institute. 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