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Wisconsin visitors and residents enjoy the state's 7,446 streams and rivers. End-to-end they'd stretch 26,767 miles. That is more than enough to circle the globe at the equator.
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Wisconsin's Door County has five state parks and 250 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. These figures represent more than any other county in the country.
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In 1878-1879 the Wisconsin legislature approved the creation of a state park in Vilas County. The proposal was not successful and the state ended up selling two-thirds of area land to lumber interest for $8 an acre in 1897.
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In 1900 land acquisition for Wisconsin's first state park began. The park became Interstate State Park located in St. Croix Falls.
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Devil's Lake was established in 1911. The facility has become one of Wisconsin's oldest and most famous state parks. It leads the state parks in attendance.
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The House on the Rock was designed and built in the early 1940s. It is considered an architectural marvel and is perched on a 60-foot chimney of rock. The 14-room house is now a complex of rooms, streets, buildings, and gardens covering over 200 acres. The Infinity Room contains 3,264 windows.
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The state is nicknamed the Badger State.
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In 1882 the first hydroelectric plant in the United States was built at Fox River.
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The first practical typewriter was designed in Milwaukee in 1867.
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Wausau is the Ginseng Capital of the World.
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The American Birkebeiner, a 52K cross-country ski race between Cable and Hayward, is the largest on the North American continent.
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Wisconsin snowmobile trails total 15,210 miles of signed and groomed snow highways.
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Mount Horeb is the Troll Capital of the World and home to the Mustard Museum (see below.)
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In the 1930s the Flambeau River State Forest was established and became a legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Project Administration.
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Noah's Ark in Wisconsin Dells is the nation's largest water-themed park.
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Belleville is the Unidentified Flying Object Capital of Wisconsin.
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Potosi is the Catfish Capital of the state.
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The nation's first kindergarten was established in Watertown in 1856. Its first students were local German-speaking youngsters.
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Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States.
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Wisconsin produces more milk than any other state.
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Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center on June 8, 1867
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The National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward is shaped like a Muskie.
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The original Barbie is from Willows. Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
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Bloomer is the Jump Rope Capital of the World.
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Milwaukee is home of Harley Davidson Motorcycles.
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The first Ringling Brothers Circus was staged in Baraboo in 1884.
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Somerset is the Inner Tubing Capital of the World.
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Top 10 cities of Wisconsin with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Milwaukee: 594,833
2. Madison: 233,209
3. Green Bay: 104,057
4. Kenosha: 99,218
5. Racine: 78,860
6. Appleton: 72,623
7. Waukesha: 70,718
8. Oshkosh: 66,083
9. Eau Claire: 65,883
10. Janesville: 63,575
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Green Bay is Wisconsin's oldest city.
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Two Rivers is the home of the ice cream sundae.
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Wisconsin's second oldest city is Prairie du Chien.


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