Wisconsin State
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Wisconsin State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Wisconsin as the 30th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Wisconsin.

State Name:
Wisconsin

Abbreviation:
WI

Capital:
Madison

Date of Statehood:
May 29, 1848

Population:
5,536,201 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Wisconsin ranks as one of the nation's leading agricultural states with more than 5.5 billion dollars in farm product sales per year. Known the world over as

Primary Industry:
Today Wisconsin leads the nation in the production of low horsepower gasoline engines, power cranes, shovel hoists, mining machinery, industrial controls and x-ray equipment. A wide variety of wood products come out of the state's 15 million acres of forests, including pulp logs for Wisconsin's extensive paper-making industry. For one hundred years, Wisconsin's forest and water resources have made it the top vacation destination in the Midwest, generating $6.7 billion in economic impact.

Nickname:
The Badger State

Motto:
Forward

Flower:
Wood Violet (Legislation of 1949)
Picture of the Wood Violet, the official state flower of Wisconsin.

Tree:
Sugar Maple (Legislation of 1949)

Bird:
American Robin (Legislation of 1949)
Picture of the American+Robin, the official state bird of Wisconsin.
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Fish:
Muskellunge (Legislation of 1955)

Insect:
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1977)

Gemstone:
Galena (Legislation of 1971)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Wisconsin.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Wisconsin.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Wisconsin.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Wisconsin state.
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