- it became a state on May 29,1848. - state capital is Madison. - nickname is Badger State. - state tree is the Sugar Maple. - state animal is the Badger.
Wisconsin's official state flag was adopted in 1913. - The flag has a deep blue background. White letters spell out "WISCONSIN" and "1848," the year Wisconsin became a state. - A sailor with rope and a miner with an axe surround a yellow shield in the center of the flag. - The shield depicts an arm and hammer, a plow, a pick and shovel, and an anchor - These represent Wisconsin's main industries: manufacturing, agriculture, mining, and shipping. - In the center of the shield is a blue ring with the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (which is the motto of the U.S.A. and means "Out of Many, One" , this refers to the states of the United States being united into one country). - Inside the ring is a smaller shield with a blue top and red and white stripes on the bottom.
Wisconsin is a midwestern U.S. state with coastlines on 2 Great Lakes (Michigan and Superior) and an interior of forests and farms. Milwaukee, the largest city, is known for the Milwaukee Public Museum, with its numerous re-created international villages, and the Harley-Davidson Museum, displaying classic motorcycles. Several beer companies are based in Milwaukee, and many offer brewery tours.