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Moving to Wisconsin
The unspoiled beauty of Wisconsin will melt your heart. Glaciers carved and molded a great deal of this state, leaving behind over 15,000 lakes. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the 7,446 streams and rivers. If laid end-to-end, they’d stretch 26,767 miles - more than enough to circle the globe at the equator. The waters of Wisconsin have 171 species of fish and the state continually ranks among the top ten in the nation for overall fishing activity. Besides camping, boating, hiking, skiing, and all the myriad of outdoor family activities available, this state also boasts world class cities like Madison and Milwaukee that are hip and happening with culture, cuisine, and sophistication. And sausages.
State Capital is Madison.
Largest city is Milwaukee.
State Motto: "Forward."
State Song is "On, Wisconsin!"
Wisconsin farmers produce more cranberries than any other state.
Wisconsin’s 17,000 dairy farmers produce over 22 billion pounds of milk, more than 13% of the entire U.S. milk supply.
State Flower is the Wood Violet.
Wisconsin makes more cheese, as well as more varieties of cheese, than any other state.
Each year, Wisconsin growers produce more than 3 million Christmas trees.
The University of Wisconsin Badgers are the only Big Ten football team to win back-to-back Rose Bowls (1999 & 2000).
The first hydroelectric plant, which uses rushing water to produce environmentally-friendly electricity, was built in Wisconsin in 1882.
The city of Madison alone features more than 240 parks and 150 bike trails, as well as several beaches, golf courses, conservation parks and ice-skating rinks.
The typewriter was invented in 1867 in Milwaukee.
State Dance is the Polka.
State Animal is the Badger.
State Domestic Animal is the Dairy Cow.
In 1919, Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 1th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Milwaukee is home to Summerfest, the world's largest music festival according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Professional sports teams: Green Bay Packers, NFL; Milwaukee Brewers, MLB; and the Milwaukee Bucks, NBA.
Milwaukee is the hometown of Harley-Davidson, the legendary motorcycle company.
Milwaukee’s first larger brewery opened in 1841. By 1856, the city boasted 26 local breweries.
Enjoy your new home - Wisconsin!
Wisconsin became the 30th on May 29, 1848. With a land area of 65,503 square miles, it is the 23rd largest state in the US. Population as of the 2000 census ranks Wisconsin as the 18th most populace state with 5.4 million people. Major industries are dairy products (milk, butter, cheese), farming (corn), machinery, paper manufacturing, beer, and tourism.
Now that you are moving to the Badger State, wow your friends with your Wisconsin knowledge: