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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wisconsin, the Indian Head State

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I grew up knowing Wisconsin was called the Indiana Head state, so I can see it plain as day. I was surprised, therefore, to find out recently that some people don't "get" it.

I googled for the above graphic, which I think makes it perfectly clear. The actual state boundary is inside the Indian Head (white.) Those counties that are in white are referred to as the Indian Head counties.

Just a little Wisconsin trivia for those who didn't know.

Oh, and PUH-LEESE pronounce it Wis - con - sin (both I's are short I's and sound the same) There is NO "E" in Wisconsin!!!!


We Badgers thank you.

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5 comments:

Susie's country cottage said...

You do come up with some interesting little bits of info! I didnt know Wisconsin was called the Indiana Head State but even I can see why, from all the way across the Atlantic!!

CRY said...

I WISH I COULD HEAR YOU SAY IT ON THE BLOG SO I KNOW IF IM SAYING IT RIGHT I DONT THINK I USE THE E SOUND.
I CAN TOTALLY SEE THE INDIAN HEAD.
I THOUGHT WISCINSIN WAS "CHEESE HEADS!" I KNOW THATS ONLY FOR THE FOOTBALL TEAM. HAVE A GREAT 4TH!

Cindy said...

Very good, thank you for the lesson! Being married to a cheesehead, I like to learn all that I can. BTW, we're not taking that roadtrip up north to W-ihs-con-sihn!

Kirby3131 said...

I didn't know about the Indian Head either. When you mentioned it the other day, I could totally see it though. BUT I'm glad for the visual - you confirmed what I thought :)

I'm not sure though where the E would go in Wisconsin. Would it be Wes-consin or Wiscon-sen. Well, either way it's wrong LOL

~~Carol~~ said...

I don't mind the mispronounciation, I hate when people say "oh, you're going to the cheesehead state!". Or when guys call the women up there "snowcows". Where and how did Wisconsin get such a bad rap?!