Wisconsin a Great State
By: Bradley Herman
Some of the Wisconsin State facts
State Flag History
"Starting at the top of a shield on a dark blue field is the state motto "Forward". Below it is a badger the state animal. A sailor and miner show that the people work on water and land. The shield in the center shows Wisconsin's support for the United States. In four sections surrounding the shield are representations of the states main industries: Agriculture, mining, manufacturing and navigation. The cornucopia and pile of lead represent farm products and minerals. The flag law was amended in 1979 to include the name of the state and the date of statehood." http://www.50states.com/flag/wiflag.htm#.VmmhIkorLcs
Wisconsin state Flower
"State flowers were first nominated in 1908. When the official tally was taken on Arbor Day 1909, school children selected the wood violet (Viola papilionacea) over the wild rose, trailing arbutus, and the white water lily. It was a close vote. The wood violet is a small flower commonly seen in wet woodland and meadow areas, and along roadsides. This purple violet is very popular in the eastern United States and blooms between March and June. Not only is it the state flower for Wisconsin, but it also holds this title in Illinois, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. Believe it or not, the leaves are very tasty and can be used in salads, candies, and jellies."
Wisconsin state Bird
"Wisconsin designated the American robin (Turdus migratorius) as the official state bird in 1949 (voted on by the school children of Wisconsin in 1926-27). One of America's favorite songbirds, robins are watched for each year as the heralder of spring." http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/wisconsin/bird/american-robin
Wisconsin state Tree
"The sugar maple (Acer saccharum) was designated the state tree of Wisconsin in 1949. Sometimes called hard maple or rock maple, sugar maple is one of the largest and more important of the hardwoods."
Wisconsin's largest city
"Milwaukee is the largest city in the State of Wisconsin. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. According to 2010 census data, the City of Milwaukee has a population of 594,833."
Other Important facts
- Abbreviation for Wisconsin is WI, the capitol is Madison.
- Area of Wisconsin is 65,556 mi^2 (^2 stands for squared.)
- As of 2014 The population of Wisconsin was at 5.758 million. http://www.census.gov/popest/about/terms.html
- Residents name for Wisconsin is Wisconsinite. http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/national-us/state-resident-name/all-state-residents
- Nicknames for Wisconsin include Badger State and America's Dairy land
- Motto is Forward
- And there song is On Wisconsin! http://www.50states.com/songs/wisconsin.htm#.Vmr0FEorLcs
- Wisconsin borders, Minnesota, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and the great lakes.
- Immigrants flooded into Wisconsin beginning in the 1840s. The 1870 census shows that over a million people came to live in the state. They were virtually all white (less than one-tenth of one percent were African American), and men outnumbered women by a slight margin, 52 percent to 48 percent.By today's standards, the immigrants were young. About a third were children or teenagers, and about half were adults aged 18-45. Less than one in five were middle aged or elderly. Most had been born somewhere else. More than a third were born overseas: 16 percent from Germany, eight percent from the British Isles, five percent from Scandinavia, and the rest from elsewhere in Europe or Canada. About 11,000 Indians (one percent of the population in 1870) lived on or off reservations. http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:4294963828-4294963805&dsNavOnly=N:1100&dsRecordDetails=R:CS3668
Some Agriculture in Wisconsin
In Wisconsin there is lots of farming due to the long cold winters and beautiful summers. Many cows are raised there as of other various animals also. Lots of other vegetables are grown there too like wheat, hay, and corn. Also lots and lots of cheese is produced here.
Famous people from Wisconsin
For one Colin Kaepernick, another is Justin James Watt, and a other one would be Heather Graham.
Places to visit in Wisconsin
All of the places above are just some of the places found in Wisconsin that you can visit and enjoy. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g28972-Activities-Wisconsin.html