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As the 30th state to enter the United States on May 29, 1848, Wisconsin has become the dairyland of the States that remains largely untouched. Wisconsinites enjoy the state's 7,446 streams and rivers. End-to-end they'd stretch 26,767 miles; that is more than enough to circle the globe at the equator.


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In 2019, Wisconsin was home to 5.852 million people with an age average of 39.1 years. These people share about 65,497.82mi² of land while bordering with Lake Michigan on its west side.


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With a gross domestic product (GDP) of $349.416 billion, which makes Wisconsin the 21st largest  state economy in the nation in 2019. The three major economic enterprises are manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism.


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Wisconsin is highly influenced by some German traits due to the significant amount of German and Polish population. Wisconsinites are proud of their locally made products (especially breweries) and enjoy the outdoors whenever possible.


The first Europeans in Wisconsin were the French (in 1634). When the French first arrived in Wisconsin, approximately 20,000 Native Americans (e.g. Menominee or Winnebago) called the state their home.

As of 1855, Wisconsin was made up of Europeans from many different countries and was described as one of America’s first ‘melting pots.’

The nation's first kindergarten was established in Watertown in 1856 by Margarethe Meyer Schurz, wife of the famous German-American statesman Carl Schurz. Its first students were local German-speaking youngsters.

In 1836, the Wisconsin territory was organized, including what are now the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and parts of the Dakotas.

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