Why is Wisconsin called Wisconsin?
Wisconsin is an English spelling of "Ouisconsin", itself a French version of "Mesconsing", a Miami Indian name for what is now called the Wisconsin River. Roughly translated the original meaning describes it as a river meandering through something red, most likely referring to the red sandstone bluffs in the Wisconsin Dells area. So, it would seem that the state of Wisconsin was named after the river by the same name and not the other way around as one might surmise. This is not surprising, however, given that during that time period rivers were major travel routes and routes of trade with the natives of the region. particularly for beaver which were nearly extinct in Europe at the time. James Duane Doty is credited with giving the territory, which later became a state with its name. He rallied Congress to create a new territory called "Chippewau" and when that failed, he tried again proposing the territory be called "Wiskonsin" in recognition of its principal river.
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Wisconsin is in the United States - in the Midwest. It borders Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan. It is also part of the Great Lakes region, bordering Lake Superior and …Lake Michigan. See link below for Wisconsin's location relative to the US. Wisconsin is located in the mid-western region.
Wisconsinites and sometimes the people of this state are called badgers , which in 1957 also became the state nickname (the Badger State).
back in the 1800s, miners dug tunnels into hillsides as they searched for lead and then lived in them during the winter months to keep warm. This reminded people of badgers an…d Wisconsin became known as the badger state.
\n. \nOne of the most famous school fight songs ever written.\n. \nIt's the fight song for the University of Wisconsin's football team. Its lyrics are:\n. \n On, Wisconsin!… On, Wisconsin! \nPlunge right through that line! \nRun the ball clear down the field, boys \ntouchdown sure this time. (U rah rah) \nOn, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! \nFight on for her fame \nFight! Badgers! - fight, fight, fight! \nWe'll win this game.. \nOn, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! \nStand up, Badgers, sing! \n"Forward" is our driving spirit, \nLoyal voices ring.. \nOn, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! \nRaise her glowing flame \nStand, Fellows, let us now \nSalute her name! . \nLater on, they kept the tune, rewrote the lyrics and designated it the Wisconsin state song. Those lyrics are:\n. \n On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! \nGrand old badger state! \nWe, thy loyal sons and daughters, \nHail thee good and great. \nOn, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! \nChampion of the right, \n"Forward!", our motto - \nGod will give thee might! . \nIt's also the fight song of half the high schools in America.
Wisconsin is called America's dairy land because of the largenumber of dairy farms in the state. Besides producing milk fordrinking, Wisconsin is the largest producer in the U…nited States ofbutter.
A north-central US State that border Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and also shares borders with Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.
i think they are called wisconsinites
they call Wisconsin "the dairly land" OR The Badger Land
Wisconsin is not an object; it is one of the states in the USA, North America.
They are called Wisconsinites or Badgers, but I think it's mostly Wisconsinites because they're from Wisconsin. : D
Wisconsonians? Nope. It's Wisconsinites.
No US president has ever called Wisconsin home.
The people who live in Wisconsin are called badgers because Wisconsin is the badger state.
Anyone born in Wisconsin is a Wisconsinite ... everyone else "outta-staters" :)
Citizens of Wisconsin are called Wisconsinites. Chicago Bears fanscall them cheeseheads.