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It’s National Wisconsin Day!

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(WXOW) - February 15th is National Wisconsin Day!

Wisconsin became the 30th state on May 29, 1848. A mining boom, not fur trading, led to the nickname 'The Badger State.'

The Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Chippewa, and other indigenous people were here at the time of European settlement. By the 1900s, the state became known for its dairy farms and synonymous with cheese.

Check out Travel Wisconsin for some ideas to explore favorite Wisconsin activities.

Mike Beiermeister

WXOW Weekend Anchor and Reporter

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