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Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Map - EVSP

History: Wisconsin became a state on May 29, 1848. It was the 30th state to join the United States.

Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States.

Famous People from Wisconsin: Bob Uecker, Ron Kovic, Marissa Mayer, Chris Noth, Danica Patrick (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-wisconsin for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Madison, Wisconsin
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Badger State”
    The badger has been closely associated with Wisconsin since territorial days.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine
  • Average Climate: 16-80°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Fish fry, cheese curds, booyah, butter burger, blue moon ice cream, brandy old fashioned, Wisconsin sausage, pasty, cranberries, cream puff, kringles (see http://whoonew.com/2015/01/wisconsin-food-traditions/)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitors Guide: http://www.travelwisconsin.com/

HISTORIC SITES

  • Basilica of St. Josaphat (Milwaukee, WI)
    Location of original steam locomotives, a museum and tours of the historic railroad
  • First Capitol Historical Site (Belmont, WI)
    Allows visitors to ride through an underground coal mine with former miners as their guides
  • Old World Wisconsin (Eagle, WI)
    Exhibits the lifestyles, ethnic traditions and challenges of those living in the 19th century
  • Wisconsin Maritime Museum (Manitowoc, WI)
    Features the nation’s most fully restored World War II submarine
  • Pendarvis (Mineral Point, WI)
    A collection of stone and stone-and-log cottages built by immigrant Cornish miners in the 1800s

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Wisconsin is available at http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/west-virginia/historic-places-in-wv/

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATRES, MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Wisconsin include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Major league sports teams in Wisconsin include:

Minor league sports teams in Wisconsin include: