Date of Entry:
May 29, 1848
|Map of USA. Wisconsin outlined in dark ink &|
with name written on it.
|A close-up of Wisconsin & its neighbors.|
Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota
Lake Superior, Green Bay, Lake Michigan, Mississippi River, St. Croix River
65,498 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine
Famous Geographical Point:
The Badger State. According to this website, the nickname came about due to the miners who dug in the hills for lead ore, but it's also the official state animal.
Les Paul, musician, inventor, electric guitar pioneer
Book Set In/About:
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
Five men who group up in the (fictional) small town of Little Wing, WI come back together as adults to share their lives.
Movie Set In/About:
"Lars and the Real Girl" (2007), directed by Craig Gillespie
A socially awkward young man in a small Wisconsin town purchases a realistic sex doll that he presents as his girlfriend, much to the consternation of his brother.
Headline of the Day:
"Dairy Feedlot Appeal Will Proceed in Waukesha, Not Madison" in U.S. News & World Report