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Cornhusker State absorbs foreign flavors

Cornhusker State absorbs foreign flavors

Immigrants of Czech heritage brought kolaches to Nebraska, among other states. Shown here is a pastry from Kolache Mama in New York City. / Photo by Ralph Smith

Grain gets the glory in Nebraska, home of the Cornhuskers, but beef is a longtime economic state champion. Cattle herded north from Texas in the mid-1800s thrived on the state’s vast grasslands and cornfields. And railroad expansion in the 1860s meant fresh beef could speed from packing plants in the heartland to surging markets in the East ... Continue reading about Nebraska

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