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    (May 29, 1848- )
    30th state to join
    Explored by the French (1634)
    First French post was built at Green Bay (1684)
    Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin (April 1836)
    Nickname: Badger State
    Capital: Madison
    Size: 56,154 square miles (ranks 26th)
    Motto: Forward
    Bird: Robin
    Flower: Butterfly Violet
    Tree: Sugar Maple/Wood Violet
    Song: On, Wisconsin
    Temperature ranges from -54ºF (-48ºC) (January 24, 1922) to 114ºF (46ºC) (July 13, 1936).
    A gas explosion destroyed Peshtigo, Wisconsin (October 8, 1871).
    They had a Major League Baseball team named the Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965), who won the World Series (1957). They originated in Boston and moved to Atlanta.
    They had an American League baseball team (1901) who became the St. Louis Browns and the Baltimore Orioles.
    They had an NBA basketball team named the Milwaukee Hawks (1951-55). Originally the Tri Cities African-American Hawks became the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks.
    King Gillette, Spencer Tracy, Frank Lloyd Wright, Georgia O'Keefe, Thor Johnson and Liberace were born in Wisconsin.
    They have a Major League Baseball team named the Milwaukee Brewers (1970- ), formerly the Seattle Pilots, that played in both the American and National Leagues.
    They have a NBA basketball team named the Milwaukee Bucks (1968- ).
    They have a NFL football team named the Green Bay Packers (1921- ), that won 11 NFL championships (1929-31, 36, 39, 44, 61-62, 65-67) and three Super Bowls (1966-67, 96)
    The University of Wisconsin began in a single room with 20 students (February 4, 1849).
    The first malted milk (July 6, 1886), US college-level dairy school (January 3, 1890), direct primary election law (May 23, 1903), US state unemployment insurance act (January 28, 1932) originated from Wisconsin.
    The World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) was manufactured in Wisconsin (January 22, 1964).
    The TV series, 'Happy Days,' 'Laverne and Shirley,' 'Step by Step' and 'Picket Fences' were set in Wisconsin
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