The Wisconsin region was first explored for France by Jean Nicolet, who
landed at Green Bay in 1634. In 1660 a French trading post and Roman
Catholic mission were established near present-day Ashland.
Great Britain obtained the region in settlement of the French and Indian
Wars in 1763; the U.S. acquired it in 1783 after the Revolutionary War.
However, Great Britain retained actual control until after the War of 1812. The
region was successively governed as part of the territories of Indiana, Illinois,
and Michigan between 1800 and 1836, when it became a separate territory.
SELECTED FAMOUS NATIVES AND
Robert La Follette:
MATT KOEHL(LIDER DEL
Born on January 22, 1935, in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, to Hungarian immigrants of
German descent, Koehl studied journalism at
the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and
served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined
James Madole's National Renaissance Party,
the United White Party, and the National
States' Rights Party before joining the
American Nazi Party in 1960.
Herbert Alexander Simon (June 15, 1916 February 9, 2001), economist, political scientist
and theoretical of the social sciences
American. In 1978 the Nobel Prize on Economy
was granted to him for being " one of the most
important investigators in the interdisciplinary
area " and " because his work has helped to
rationalize the process of capture of decisions
Madison is a city located in Dane's county and
the state capital of the American condition of
Wisconsin. In the Census of 2010 there had a
population of 233.209 inhabitants and a
population density of 957,57 persons as km ²,
2 being the second city most filled with
Wisconsin, after Milwaukee. Madison is in
Dane's County and is famous for sheltering
the University of Wisconsin. Together with the
nearby populations Madison's metropolitan
area was possessing in agreement the census
of the year 2000 366.950 persons
Historical Biographies of Congressional
Secy. of State: Douglas J. La Follette,
D (to Jan. 2015)
State Treasurer: Kurt W. Schuller, R (to
Atty. General: J. B. Van Hollen, R (to
wood violet (1949)
wild life animal
whitetailed deer (1957)
mineral galena (1971)
red granite (1971)
symbol of peace
antigo silt loam
beverage milk (1988)
Land of My Dreams” (2001)
Nickname: Badger State
This nickname originally referred to the lead miners, of the 1830s, who
worked at the Galena lead mines in Illinois.
These mines were in northwestern Illinois close to the borders of
Wisconsin and Iowa.
The Wisconsin miners lived, not in houses, but in temporary caves cut
into the hillsides.
These caves were described as badger dens and, the miners who lived
in them, as badgers.
This derisive nickname was brought back to Wisconsin by these
Eventually, the nickname was applied to all of the people of Wisconsin
and, finally, to the state itself.
The badger was adopted as Wisconsin's state animal in 1957.