Wisconsin State Flags & Banners available in all sizes in nylon and polyester. Wisconsin was grated statehood on May 29, 1848, making it the 30th state. Famous Wisconsinites include: Harry Houdini, famous magician and escape artist. Douglas MacArthur, well known World War II and Korean War general. Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most famous architect. William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Don Ameche, actor and winner of an academy award for his performance in "Cocoon." Wisconsin visitors and residents enjoy the state's 7,446 streams and rivers. End-to-end they'd stretch 26,767 miles. That is more than enough to circle the globe at the equator. The state is nicknamed the Badger State. See more Wisconsin gift ideas and souvenirs.
The first European to visit what became Wisconsin was the French explorer Jean Nicolet.Great Britain won control of the region following the French and Indian War in 1763.
Wisconsin became a territorial possession of the United States in 1783 after the American Revolutionary War. However, the British remained in control until after the War of 1812, the outcome of which finally established an American presence in the area. Wisconsin became the 30th state in 1848.
Wisconsin is a leading state in milk and cheese production. Other important farm products are peas, beans, beets, corn, potatoes, oats, hay, and cranberries.
Some Wisconsin Symbols
1. State Bird
2. State Fruit
3. State Flower
4. State Fish
5. State Insect
6. State Tree
7. State Mineral
8. State Beverage
9. State Fossil
10. State Animal
American Robin - Wisconsin designated the American robin as the official state bird in 1949.
Cranberry -Wisconsin designated the cranberry as official state fruit in 2004. Cranberries are one of only three commercially cultivated fruits native to North America.
Wood Violet - Wisconsin designated the diminutive and delicate wood violet as the official state flower in 1909.
Muskellunge -Wisconsin designated the muskellunge, or "muskie," as the official state fish in 1955.
Honeybee - Wisconsin designated the honeybee as official state insect in 1977.
Sugar Maple -The sugar maple was designated the state tree of Wisconsin in 1949.
Galena - Wisconsin designated galena as the official state mineral in 1971 because of its abundance, economic value, and historical significance to Wisconsin.
Milk - Milk was designated the official state beverage of Wisconsin in 1987.
Trilobite - Wisconsin designated the trilobite as official state fossil in 1985.
Badger - The badger was designated the official state animal of Wisconsin in 1957.
Did you know?
The state is nicknamed the Badger State.
Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center on June 8, 1867
The original Barbie is from Willows. Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
In 1882 the first hydroelectric plant in the United States was built at Fox River.
Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States.
The first Ringling Brothers Circus was staged in Baraboo in 1884.
Green Bay is the Toilet Paper Capital of the World.