February 15th is National Wisconsin Day, recognizing the Badger State and the great things that come with it.
According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin means “river running through a red place” (the red place alludes to the red sandstone bluffs of the Wisconsin Dells). There is also mention that the name “is the English spelling of a French version of a Miami Indian name” for the Wisconsin river (which runs 430 miles through the center of Wisconsin).
Other small facts about Wisconsin we’d like to share with you:
Admitted to Union: May 29, 1848 as the 30th State
Capital: Madison — the same town that we call home!
Population (2000): 5,363,675
No big surprise, nearly 21 million gallons of ice cream are consumed by Wisconsinites each year. However, what is a big surprise is the fact that Wisconsin is a leading producer of Ginseng in the United States. Who knew?
We love Wisconsin and we are proud to call it home. We hope you feel the same. Take today to reflect on your state’s history and your family’s roots in the Badger State.