a picturesque, four-seasons state that is known for it's hospitality. Wisconsin's
natural beauty attracts visitors to the lakes, rivers, and the serenity
of the Northwoods. Our cities are modern and cosmopolitan, yet they retain
their historical charm. Our heritage, traditions, and sense of values are
important in the lives of the residents.
Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Neighboring states are Illinois, to the
south, Iowa and Minnesota on the western border, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula
to the northeast. Prominent waterways include the great Mississippi River,
as well as the Saint Croix, Montreal, and Menominee Rivers.
entered the Union on May 29th, 1848, as the
30th state. The state is named for the Wisconsin River, the name of which
is derived from the French version of an Indian term which may mean, "gathering
at the waters" or "place of the beaver." Wisconsin's nickname, the Badger
State, refers to the miners who burrowed into the hillsides like badgers
while searching for lead in the 1820's.
|Statehood: May 29,
Nickname: Badger State
State Song: On Wisconsin
State Tree: Sugar Maple
State Flower: Wood Violet
State Bird: Robin
Area: 56,153 sq. mi; 26th largest
Highest Point: Timms Hill 1952
Lowest Point: 581 ft, the shore
of Lake Michigan
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