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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Lincoln (Nebraska)

LINCOLN, a city, capital of the State of Nebraska, and county-seat of Lancaster co.; on the Burlington Route, the Union Pacific, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, the Chicago and Northwestern and the Missouri Pacific railroads; midway between Chicago and Denver, and 55 miles S. W. of Omaha. It is a wholesale and jobbing center for parts of six States, and manufactures mattresses, upholstery and worked lumber. It is the seat of the State University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Cotner University, and Union College; contains the State Penitentiary, Insane Hospital, Home for the Friendless, several hospitals and sanitariums; and has National and State banks; electric light and street railroad plants; daily, weekly, and monthly periodicals. Pop. (1910) 43,973; (1920) 54,948.