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Wisconsin State Symbols

Wisconsin State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Wisconsin Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Bordering 2 of the 5 Great Lakes, Wisconsin is well known for its pristine forests and beautiful lakes, where students can enjoy a diversity of outdoor activities. Wisconsin cheeses and breweries are highly acclaimed. The state has the distinction of having been the hideout for famous Great Depression-era gangsters such as Al Capone and John Dillinger.

In 1634, Frenchman Jean Nicolet became Wisconsin's first European explorer. The French controlled the area until 1763, when it was ceded to the British. The state's name is an English version of a French adaptation of an Indian name said to mean "the place where we live." The Wisconsin Territory was formed in 1836 and was admitted into the Union as the 30th state in 1848. With the nickname "America's Dairyland," it's no surprise that Wisconsin is one of the top producers of milk, cheese, and butter in the country. In fact, the loyal fans of the Green Bay Packers football team call themselves "cheeseheads." Milwaukee, the state's largest city, helps make Wisconsin one of the largest manufacturing states in the nation. The state capital, Madison, is home to the University of Wisconsin. The state flower of the "Badger State" is the wood violet (Viola papilionacea)  and the state bird is the robin (Turdus migratorius) .

Wisconsin State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. Wisconsin has a variety of state symbols that have been adopted over the last 150 years. These symbols tell you information about its history, diversity, and people. This resource guide represents many of Wisconsin state facts such as Wisconsin state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Wisconsin, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.

 

Wisconsin State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Symbols

Symbol Name - (Species)

Adopted

Animal Badger (Taxidea taxus) Jun 20,
1957
Ballad "Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams" Aug 31,
2001
Beverage Milk 1987
Bird Robin (Turdus migratorius) Jun 4,
1949
Coat of Arms State Coat of Arms 1881
Dance Polka 1993
Dog American Water Spaniel 1985
Domestic Animal Dairy Cow (Bos taurus) 1971
Fish Muskellunge
(Esox masquinongy masquinongy Mitchell)
Mar 30,
1955
Flag State Flag 1863
Flower Wood Violet (Viola papilionacea) Jun 4,
1949
Fossil Trilobite (Calymene celebra) Apr 2,
1986
Fruit Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) Apr 5,
2004
Grain Corn (Zea mays) 1989
Insect Honeybee (Apis mellifera) 1977
Mineral Galena (Lead Sulphide) Mar 9,
1971
Motto Forward NA
Nicknames NA NA
Pastry Kringle 2013
Quarter Wisconsin State Quarter Oct 25, 2004
Rock Red Granite Mar 9,
1971
Seal Great Seal 1851
Soil Antigo Silt Loam (Typic glossoboralf) Sep 14,
1983
Song "On, Wisconsin" 1959
Symbol of Peace Mourning Dove
(Zenaidura macroura corolinensis linnaus)
Nov 16,
1971
Tartan See More April 7,
2008
Tree Sugar Maple (Acer saccarum) Jun 4,
1949
Waltz "The Wisconsin Waltz" Aug 31,
2001
Wildlife Animal White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 1957
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