Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wisconsin - Come Enjoy Our Dairy Air

There is so much to tell you about Wisconsin!  The word comes from Ojibwe Miskasinsin, which the French recorded as Ouisconsin before it morphed to the current spelling. 
It either means "red stone place" or "meeting of the waters" depending who is telling the story.
The noon concerts in front of the capitol building include a polka contest, doncha know.

Also invented here - the snowmobile.

Hamilton Beach or Kitchenaid - which do you prefer?

  There are a few more words of legalese, but this law is still on the books.  

The Governor's Mansion - where Scott Walker will remain.

Here is a very short list, in no particular order, of people from Wisconsin: Carrie Jacobs Bond, Jane Hamilton, Georgia O'Keefe, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ole Evinrude, Oscar Mayer, Dean Witter, Frederick Pabst, Joseph Schlitz, Willem Dafoe, Chris Farley and his brothers, Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt, Harry Houdini, Jackie Willgoss, Hattie McDaniel, Pat O'Brien, Pat Petri, Gena Rowlands, Spencer Tracy, Orson Wells, Gene Wilder, Gary Burghoff, Jane Kaczmarek, Chris Noth, Allen Ludden, Tony Shalhoub, Greta Van Susteren, Woody Herman, Al Jarreau, Liberace, Les Paul, Stephen Ambrose, Douglas MacArthur, Golda Meir, William Rehnquist, Jim Lovell, Deke Slayton, Eric Heiden, Bud Grant, Burleigh Grimes, Curly Lambeau, Danica Patrick, Laverne, Shirley, Fonzie, and Barbie.  
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