Postal Abbreviation: WI
Natives: Wisconsonite

Population 2020 : 5,893,718
Legal Driving Age: 18
(*16 w/ Driver's Ed.)
Age of Majority: 18
Median Age: 38.5

State Song: “On, Wisconsin”
By: William T. Purdy

Median Household Income:$59,209

Capital..... Madison
Entered Union..... May 29, 1848 (30th)

Present Constitution Adopted: 1848

Nickname: Badger State
Copper State


Origin of Name:
Taken from an Indian term, meaning “grassy region” (regarding the area surrounding the Wisconsin River.





USS Wisconsin

Railroad Stations


Wisconsin Economy

AGRICULTURE: corn, eggs, hay, milk,
potatoes, wood.

MINING: sand, stone.

MANUFACTURING: electronics, food
processing, lumber products,
machinery, metal products, paper
products, plastic products, printed
material, transportation equipment.









Wisconsin Geography

Total Area: 65,500 sq. miles
Land area: 54,314 sq. miles
Water Area: 11,186 sq. miles
Geographic Center: Wood
9 mi. SE of Marshfield
Highest Point: Timms Hill
(1,951 ft.)
Lowest Point: Lake Michigan
(581 ft.)
Highest Recorded Temp.: 114˚ F (7/13/1936)
Lowest Recorded Temp.: –54˚ F (1/24/1922)


Lake Michigan forms the eastern border of the state, while Lake Superior forms part of the states northern border. The Mississippi and the St Croix Rivers form the western boundary of the state. Most of the state is an elevated plain with an altitude of between 600 and 1800 feet above sea level.






Milwaukee, 594,833
Madison, 233,209
Green Bay, 104,057
Kenosha, 99,218
Racine, 78,860
Appleton, 72,623
Waukesha, 70,718
Oshkosh, 66,083
Eau Claire, 65,883
Janesville, 63,575


Wisconsin History

1672 A mission was built at DePere by French Jesuit priests.
1684 A French post was established at Green Bay.
1800 Wisconsin become part of the Indiana Territory.
1814 Fort Shelby the first US outpost in Wisconsin was built.
1836 Wisconsin became a territory.
1848 Wisconsin was admitted to the Union as the 30th state.
1850’s A vast wave of German immigrants who arrived in the state.
1981 Joseph Schlitz Brewery closed its beer brewery after 133 year of operation
in Milwaukee.


Famous People

Walter Annenberg
Harry Houdini
George F. Kennan
William D. Leahy
Jackie Mason
John Ringling North
Georgia O'Keeffe
William H. Rehnquis;
Spencer Tracy
Thorstein Veblen economist;
Orson Welles
Frank Lloyd Wright




Wisconsin National Sites

1)Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these Jewels of Lake Superior.


2)Ice Age National Scenic Trai
A mere 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age, much of North America lay under a huge glacier. Mammoths, saber tooth cats and cave lions roamed the earth! Some of the best evidence of this glacier is found in Wisconsin such as the state’s many lakes, river valleys, gently rolling hills, and ridges. The nearly 1,200 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, established in 1980, traces the glacier's edge.