- an influx of northern European immigrants began in the 1880s
- the lumberjack world championship, the Wisconsin Dells, the smell of the air, cheese and wool
- Wisconsin does not touch Canada; its northern border is the western part of Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
- the name Wisconsin is an anglicized version of a French-Indian name meaning "the place where we live"
- the fist of Wisconsin delivering an uppercut to Lake Superior while its thumb pokes out, like a hitchhiker's, into Lake Michigan
- it is nicknamed the Badger States from the 1820s when miners dug holes in the hillsides to be their winter homes, just as badgers do
- This is a place where you can hear fall coming for miles. (Charles Kuralt)
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