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
Capital of Wisconsin State: Madison
Date of Statehood: May 29, 1848
Wisconsin State 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.
Wisconsin State Nickname: The Badger State
Wisconsin State Motto: Forward
Wisconsin State Flower:
Wood Violet (Viola papilionacea)(Legislation of 1949)
Wisconsin State Tree: Sugar Maple (Legislation of 1949)
Wisconsin State Bird:
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)(Legislation of 1949)
Wisconsin State Fish: Muskellunge (Legislation of 1955)
Wisconsin State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1977)
Wisconsin State Gemstone: Galena (Legislation of 1971)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Wisconsin State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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