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Awakenings: Wisconsin: Land of Dreams

on May 29, 2014

See on Scoop.itAwakenings: America & Beyond

This Day in History: May 29, 1848

Wisconsin, The Badger State, The Dairy State, The Cheese State

Miners earned Wisconsin the nickname Badger State because their act of digging homes out of hillsides near the mines was a little too similar to that of the badgers who also dug underground places of abode. Since Wisconsin is one of the top producers of milk, cheese and butter in the country, it is of no surprise that it has also been given the nickname ‘America’s Dairyland’, which is synonymous with the The Dairy State and The Cheese State. Wisconsin’s state quarter features the state motto, which is simply Forward. Other agricultural symbols of Wisconsin also appear on the quarter: a dairy cow (state domestic animal), a round of cheese (milk is the state beverage), and an ear of corn (state grain).

Wisconsin was admitted to the Union as the 30th state on May 29, 1848.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

When you hear someone mention Wisconsin, what is the first thought that comes to mind? Of course, it has to be CHEESE! Since Wisconsin is one of the top producers of milk, cheese and butter in the country, it is of no surprise that it has also been given the nickname ‘America’s Dairyland’, which is synonymous with the The Dairy State and The Cheese State.

See on www.awakenings2012.blogspot.com

Wisconsin-Cheese-Smile

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3 responses to “Awakenings: Wisconsin: Land of Dreams

  1. Never been there, but I hear it is also a beautiful state, if rather chilly. I’ve been to both coasts — but missed the whole middle of America. Maybe someday. Thanks for the peak 🙂

  2. […] Awakenings: Wisconsin: Land Of Dreams May 29th, 2014 — “See on Scoop.it – Awakenings: America & Beyond This Day in History: May 29, 1848 Wisconsin, The Badger State, The Dairy State, The Cheese State Miners earned Wisconsin the nickname Badger State because their act of digging homes out of hillsides near the mines was a little too similar to that of the badgers who […]” 1 Comment […]

  3. Raani York says:

    I just LOVE your state introductions, Sharla! And I only keep thinking – “Oh – one day I have to go here… and here… and here… and here…”

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