Governor: Jim Doyle (D, to January 2007)
Entered the Union: May 29, 1848
As the: 30th state
Song: On Wisconsin
Milwaukee Brewers (Baseball);
Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball);
Green Bay Packers (Football)
Origin of Name: From a Native American word for the
principal river of the region, which French explorers spelled Miscous, Miskonsing, Mesconsin, and then finally Ouisconsin. It means "gathering of the waters."
Major Industries:Dairy farming, paper production, and nonelectric machinery manufacturing (engines, turbines, farm machinery, etc.)
Historical Sites: The Circus World Museum at Baraboo;
Interest: The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore; Ice Age National
Scientific Reserve; the Wolf, St. Croix, and Lower St.
Croix national scenic riverways; and the Wisconsin Dells
States: Wisconsin borders Minnesots, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan