xvi, 400 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-370) and index.
Population and People
EARLY HISTORY: 1700 TO 1800
THE STATE OF WISCONSIN: 1800 TO 1900
The U.S. Civil War -- Postwar Wisconsin
WISCONSIN HISTORY: 1900 TO NOW
Wisconsin during World War II
CITY LIFE: MILWAUKEE, MADISON, AND BEYOND
Madison -- Milwaukee
POLITICS AND LAW
Balance of Power -- The State Capitol -- Political Parties
BUSINESS AND AGRICULTURE
Manufacturing -- Retail -- Shipping
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Historic Tourism -- Attractions
Baseball -- Basketball -- Football -- Racing -- College Sports -- Olympic Athletes
FUN FACTS, TRIVIA, AND THE UNUSUAL
Spooky Wisconsin -- True Crime
NOTABLE SONS AND DAUGHTERS
GOVERNORS OF WISCONSIN
Whether attracted by the bucolic countryside's lakes, streams, and vacation retreats; the vibrant arts community in Milwaukee; the raucous political partying of Madison; or its world-famous beer and cheese, Wisconsin has much to offer. With a diverse geography, beautiful natural wonders, and lively cities, tourism naturally plays a major role in Wisconsin's economy, and its nickname, "America's Dairyland," speaks to the importance of agriculture. Of course, cheeseheads abound in Green Bay and throughout the state, as do the Effigy Mounds - burial mounds - in the form of animals or birds of the Woodland Indians.
"The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book takes an in-depth look at the state's variety, along with its fascinating history, people, myths, culture, and trivia. Covering its industries, politicians, arts, media, culture, and, of course, sports dynasties and legends, it brings the state's past and present to life."-- Provided by publisher.
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Meier, Mark, 1964- author.