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Many symbols of Wisconsin can be found in our Wisconsin coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

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Wisconsin OutlineState Name: Wisconsin
State Nickname: The Badger State
State Capital: Madison
State Governor: Scott Walker
State Abbreviation: Wis.
2 letter Postal Code: WI
Area: 56,154 square miles
Date Entered the Union: May 29, 1848
State #: 30
Borders: Michigan, Lake Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi River, St. Croix River, Minnesota, Lake Superior
Wisconsin flagFlag Meaning: The symbols of the state seal are centered on a dark blue rectangle. Thirteen stars on the lower edge of the seal represent the original thirteen colonies. The Wisconsin coat of arms is in the center. The sailor represents labor on water. The miner represents labor on land. Both hold a shield with four sections. On the shield there is a plow (for agriculture), an arm and hammer (for manufacturing), a shovel and pick (for mining), and an anchor (for navigation). The word "Wisconsin" appears above the seal, and "1848" appears below. That date represents the year Wisconsin joined the Union. Yellow fringe borders 3 sides of the flag. The latest version of the flag was adopted in 1913.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 8
State Motto: Forward
State Flower: Wood Violet
State Bird: Robin
State Song: "On Wisconsin"
State Tree: Sugar Maple
State Mammal: Badger
State Fish: Musky
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton, Waukesha, Oshkosh, Eau Claire, Janesville
Famous Residents:
- Tyne Daly, actress
- Jeanne Dixon, psychic
- Harry Houdini, magician
- Hamlin Garland, writer
- Liberace, pianist
- Allen Ludden, TV host
- Alfred Lunt, actor
- General Billy Mitchell, military flying pioneer
- Georgia O'Keeffe, painter
- Gena Rowlands, actress
- Spencer Tracy, actor
- Frederick jackson Turner, historian
- Orson Welles, actor and producer
- Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
Attractions: The Dells (Scenic Gorges), Milwaukee Harbor, Cave of the Mounds, Circus World Museum, Ephraim, Reservations, Kohler Village, Little Norway, Museum of Woodcarving, New Glarus, Taliesin - 200 acre estate of Frank Lloyd Wright
Agriculture: cherries, cranberries, dairy cattle, dairy products, hay, honey
Natural Resources: clays, iron ore, sand, gravel, stone

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