4-49 The State of Wisconsin

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The great state of Wisconsin became the 30th state on May 29, 1848.  Wisconsin has an area of 65,503 square miles and it is the 23rd largest state.  It's eastern boundary borders Lake Michigan while its northern boundary borders Lake Superior.  Wisconsin's western boundary borders the Mississippi River.  The name Wisconsin is derived from a native American language.  Its capital is Madison.

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto "Forward" 1851
State Seal sealnodots.jpg (15126 bytes) 1881
Nickname Badger State  
State Bird Robin 1926-27
State Flower Wood Violet 1949
State Song "On Wisconsin" 1959
State Tree Sugar Maple 1949
State Flag 1863
State Insect Honey Bee 1977
State Fish Muskellunge 1955
State Animal Badger 1957
State Mineral Galena 1971
State Wildlife Animal White-tailed Deer  
State Soil Antigo Silt Loam 1983
State Dog American Water Spaniel 1985
State Beverage Milk 1987
State Dance Polka 1993
State Grain Corn 1989

Complete the questions below.

1.  Wisconsin became a state on May 29, .

2.  Wisconsin's eastern boundary borders .

3.  Its state dance is the .

4.  Antigo Silt Loam is the state .

5.  The Wisconsin state mineral is .

6.  The Wisconsin state motto is "."

7.  The nickname for Wisconsin is the .

8.  The state tree is the .

9.  "On Wisconsin" is the state .

10.  The state beverage is .



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