Monday, June 8, 2015

More Big Letters

Wisconsin - Large Letter Multiview

Sent by: candy54449
From: Wisconsin, USA
For: America to America Round Robin - Group 5
Notes: I frequently mention the captions on the backs of cards, but I rarely post them in their entirety.  I am going to today because I am writing this post late in the evening and I just want to get to bed, so copying and pasting the caption from Flickr is the easiest route. Plus, it's one of the longest captions I've ever seen.

In 1634, Frenchmen Jean Nicolet became Wisconsin's first European explorer.  The French controlled the area until 1763, when it was ceded to the British.  The state's name is an English version of a French adaptation of an Indian name said to mean 'the place where we live'.  The Wisconsin Territory was formed in 1836 and was admitted to the Union as the 30th state in 1848.  With the nickname 'America's Dairyland,' it's no surprise that Wisconsin is one of the top producers of milk, cheese and butter in the country.  Milwaukee, the state's largest city, helps make Wisconsin one of the largest manufacturing states in the nation.  The state capital is Madison.  The flower of the 'Badger State' is the wood violet and the state bird is the robin."

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