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Wisconsin - map and geography


Wisconsin (state), in the north central United States, bordered by Lake Superior on the north, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the northeast, Lake Michigan on the east, Illinois on the south, and Iowa and Minnesota on the west. Wisconsin received its name from the Wisconsin River, the name of which is derived from the French version of an Ojibwa term that may mean “gathering of the waters” or “place of the beaver.” It is customarily known as the Badger State because the miners who were among the first settlers in the region lived in mine shafts or dug their homes out of the hillside and lived underground, as badgers do. Madison is the capital of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is the largest city.ard the Pacific Ocean, that is Washington’s most important resource.

Geographical map of Wisconsin


Map of Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin

Wisconsin entered the Union on May 29, 1848, as the 30th state. Lead mining and lumbering were early economic activities, but it soon became a leading agricultural state. Especially noted for its cheese production, Wisconsin is sometimes called the Cheese Capital of the Nation or America’s Dairyland. The greater part of the state is composed of rolling plains that yield productive crops and fodder for the dairy industry. Wisconsin also has substantial heavy industry, centered around Milwaukee and nearby cities along the shore of Lake Michigan.

In Wisconsin at the beginning of the 20th century, Robert La Follette and the Progressives evolved their theories of good government in close collaboration with leading scholars at the University of Wisconsin. Roughly half a century later, Wisconsin senator Joseph R. McCarthy divided Americans with ill-founded accusations of Communist subversion in the United States government and military, and an abusive campaign against those accused of disloyalty. "Wisconsin" © Emmanuel BUCHOT, Encarta, Wikipedia

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