Wisconsin became the 30th state on May 29th 1848. Wisconsin is also known as the "Badger State" due to the fact that the state was noted in times gone by as having many badgers and wildlife.
Origin of state name: Wisconsin got its name from the Indian for "green or grassy place"
Capital – The capital of Wisconsin is Madison and the state is surrounded by several other states including Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.
Population: The population of Wisconsin is in excess of 5.2 million people based on the last census in 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, Driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.
Economy: Wisconsin is probably best known for its cheese production. In fact there are numerous small cheese "cottage industries" in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is also well known for its strong and big farming communities and dairy, sheep and pig farming are common in the state. Food processing, farm equipment manufacture and electronic production are also big employers Wisconsin.
State Bird:The state bird is the Turdus Migratorius or American robin that is also the state bird of Connecticut and Michigan
State Flower – The state flower is the Purple Violet or Viola which has characteristic blue violet coloring and grows in the shade and in the sun. The purple Violet is also the state flower in New Jersey and Illinois and can be eaten and is often used as a garnish in cooking.
State Song: The state song is "On, Wisconsin" by j. Hubbard and C.D. Rose which is a beautiful song with lyrics that sing the praises of this great state.
State Motto- The sate motto is "forward"