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  • Capital: Madison
  • Population: 5,363,675
  • Governor: Jim Doyle (D, to January 2007)
  • Entered the Union: May 29, 1848
  • As the: 30th state
  • Motto:Forward
  • Nickname:Badger State
  • Flower:Wood violet
  • Bird:Robin
  • Song: On Wisconsin
  • Sports Teams: 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;
  • Points of 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
  • Bordering States: Wisconsin borders Minnesots, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan

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