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Wisconsinis 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.

Wisconsinborders 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.

Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin Facts
Statehood: May 29, 1848
Capital: Madison
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 state
Highest Point: Timms Hill 1952 ft.
Lowest Point: 581 ft, the shore of Lake Michigan

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