Wisconsin

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Date of Statehood: May 29, 1848

Capital: Madison

Population: 5,686,986 (2010)

Size: 65,496 square miles

Nickname(s): Badger State

Motto: Forward

Tree: Sugar Maple

Flower: Wood Violet

Bird: Robin

Wisconsin Timeline
  • 1634 - French explorer Jean Nicolet arrives in Wisconsin.
  • 1689 - Nicolas Perrot claims the region for France.
  • 1754 - The French and Indian War begins.
  • 1763 - The area is controlled by the British after they win the French and Indian War.
  • 1783 - Wisconsin becomes part of the United States after the American Revolution.
  • 1787 - The Northwest Territory is formed including Wisconsin.
  • 1812 - The British are finally forced out of the area during the War of 1812.
  • 1822 - Lead mining begins.
  • 1832 - The Black Hawk War occurs.
  • 1836 - The Wisconsin Territory is formed.
  • 1841 - The first small cheese making factory is established.
  • 1848 - Wisconsin is admitted into the Union as the 30th state.
  • 1854 - The Republican Party is founded as the anti-slavery party in the city of Ripon.
  • 1919 - The Green Bay Packers football team is established by Earl "Curly" Lambeau.

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