Wisconsin . . . State 30

Wisconsin was admitted to the Union as the 30th state on May 29, 1848. Wisconsin is located in the north central United States and is bordered to the north by Lake Superior, the northeast by the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on the east by Lake Michigan, to the south is Illinois on the south and Iowa and Minnesota on the west. The capital city is Madison and largest city is Milwaukee.

Wisconsin is one of the leading states in agriculture and has fertile farmlands throughout the state. Wisconsin is known for its cheese production and is sometimes called the Cheese Capital of the Nation or America’s Dairyland. The greater part of the state is composed of rolling plains that yield productive crops and fodder for the dairy industry. Wisconsin also has substantial heavy industry, centered around Milwaukee and nearby cities along the shore of Lake Michigan. The growing season ranges from less than 90 days in some areas of the north to more than 160 days along parts of the Lake Michigan shore.

Wisconsin Agriculture: cheese, dairy products, cattle, hogs, vegetables, corn, cranberries.

Wisconsin Industry: Machinery, food processing, paper products, electric equipment, fabricated metal products and tourism.

Wisconsin is also known for its natural beauty, many clear lakes, streams, rivers and green forests. Wisconsin is also known for many cultural attractions, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and the Green Bay Packer legends.

Wisconsin has a humid continental climate. Winters are long and cold throughout the state with a lot of snow. Summers are short, hot and humid. Spring and fall are very pleasant throughout the state with a lot of rainy days and spring thunderstorms. Statewide average high temperatures in June and July is 80+ degrees and occasionally in the 90's. Average statewide highs temperatures in January is 15 degrees. Extreme cold conditions are possible, and over-night low temperatures below zero are normal.

Wisconsin has 72 counties:
Adams Ashland Barron Bayfield Brown Buffalo Burnett Calumet Chippewa Clark Columbia Crawford Dane Dodge Door Douglas Dunn Eau Claire Florence Fond du Lac Forest Grant Green Green Lake Iowa Iron Jackson Jefferson Juneau Kenosha Kewaunee La Crosse Lafayette Langlade Lincoln Manitowoc Marathon Marinette Marquette Menominee Milwaukee Monroe Oconto Oneida Outagamie Ozaukee Pepin Pierce Polk Portage Price Racine Richland Rock Rusk St. Croix Sauk Sawyer Shawano Sheboygan Taylor Trempealeau Vernon Vilas Walworth Washburn Washington Waukesha Waupaca Waushara Winnebago Wood

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