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If not for a devious trick played by the city of Omaha, Lincoln, Nebraska would be called Lancaster and Omaha would be the state capital.
One of the Midwest’s most affordable and accessible cities, Lincoln – then Lancaster – is one day’s drive from Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver and Des Moines. The city’s accessibility caused Nebraska citizens to prefer it over Omaha as the site of their state capital.
Pro-Omaha forces attempted to derail this action by having Lancaster renamed after the recently assassinated President Lincoln. They reckoned, incorrectly, that legislators sympathetic to the Confederacy would not agree to a move if their capital were named after Lincoln.
In 1867, Lincoln replaced Omaha as the state capital, causing quite a stir among constituents.
The Lincoln State Capitol was constructed from the same Indiana Limestone used to build the Chrysler Building in New York City. It took 10 years to build and was later declared the “Fourth Architectural Wonder of the World” by the American Institute of Architects. To this day, the Capitol is home to the Nebraska Unicameral, the only one-house, nonpartisan governing body in the US.
From the Lincoln Zoo to the historic Haymarket area, rent a Lincoln apartment and discover why this area continues to be one of the most popular cities in Nebraska.