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Introduction - Wisconsin

Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland", because it is one of the leading dairy producing states in the United States. This Midwest state is the main producer of cheese in America and behind only California in milk production. Wisconsin is home to 1.6 million dairy cows. That is enough for a year's worth of milk for 42 million people! It is considered a Midwestern state, but exactly where is Wisconsin? It borders the U.S states of Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois; and Lake Superior to the north and Lake Michigan to the east. Did you know that many of Wisconsin's county names come from the Native American tribes who lived there? Find out more interesting facts and information about Wisconsin in the list below, including when Wisconsin became a state, what famous people were born there, and other interesting historical facts. The kid friendly format ensures an easy read for all ages.

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