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The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book (eBook)

de Terri Schlichenmeyer e Mark Meier 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: VISIBLE INK PRESS
Edição ou reimpressão: maio de 2019
16,45€
Pré-lançamento - envio a partir de 01-05-2019
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Beer, cheese, lakes, rivers, cabins, and cities. With a diverse geography, beautiful natural wonders, and vibrant cities, tourism naturally plays a major role in Wisconsins 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 Moundsburial moundsin the form of animals or birds of the Woodland Indians.The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book takes an in-depth look at the states 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 states past and present to life. Learn about the earliest people in the Great Lakes area, the Paleo-Indian People, French explorers, traders, the Paul Bunyan myth, todays numerous ethnic festivals, including Brat(wurst) Days, Polka Days, Cheese Days, and the Wisconsin Highland Games. Uncover surprising fun facts like Brett Farve's first forward pass for the Packers was caught by Brett Favre!From log-rolling, the state capital in Madison and its politics, famous breweries, major manufacturers Kohler Company, Johnson Controls, John Deere, Caterpillar Inc. and Harley-Davidson motorcycles to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Willem Dafoe, Georgia OKeeffe, the infamous Jeffrey Dahmer, Al Jarreau, and other notable people and places,The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book answers to nearly 1,400 questions the Badger States unique and interesting history, people, and places, including:

  • Why is Wisconsin called Wisconsin?
  • How much snow falls in Wisconsin?
  • What is the Wisconsin state dance?
  • Which Native American tribes called Wisconsin home?
  • Was there a Civil War POW camp in Wisconsin?
  • How did log rolling become a sport?
  • Why was the Oleomargarine Act supported by nearly every farmer in the Dairy State?
  • What was the Day the Music Died?
  • How many acres of State Forests does Wisconsin have?
  • Was Paul Bunyan a real person?
  • Where is the Pabst Mansion located?
  • What is the most popular attraction in the state?
  • How many beer festivals are there in Wisconsin?
  • Where is Roundys headquartered?
  • Which waterway is most important to Wisconsin?
  • Which political party held sway in Wisconsin when the state was formed?
  • What caused so much controversy in the redistricting of 2010?
  • What is unique about Wisconsins capitol building?
  • Where did the Green Bay Packers get their name?
  • How much did each winning player make for playing in Superbowl I?
  • How much milk does it take to make one pound of butter?
  • How many towns in Wisconsin claim to be the UFO Capital of the World?

    Illustrating the unique character of the state through a combination of facts, stats, and history, as well as the unusual and quirky,The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book answers intriguing questions about people, places, events, government, and places of interest. This informative book also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness.

  • The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book
    de Terri Schlichenmeyer e Mark Meier 
    ISBN: 9781578596980 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: VISIBLE INK PRESS Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  História  >  História da América

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