The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book (eBook)
de Terri Schlichenmeyer e Mark Meier
Sobre o livro
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:
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.