Flag of Wisconsin

State: Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Flag Description:
The flag of Wisconsin consists of a blue base, with the state seal in the center of the flag. Wisconsin is written above the state seal in white and 1848 is written below it.

Wisconsin Flag Meaning:
Above the state shield there is a badger, which is the state animal, and the state motto 'Forward'. The year on the flag, 1848, is the year Wisconsin was admitted to the Union. The state shield is divided into quarters and the quarters represent the main industries of Wisconsin.

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The plough represents agriculture, the pick and shovel represent mining, the arm and hammer stand for manufacturing and the anchor symbolizes navigation. In the middle of the shield there is a belt circling the United States shield. The national motto: E Pluribus Unum, which means 'From Many, One', is on the belt. This refers to the formation of the Union from many states. The national motto and shield represent Wisconsin's loyalty to the United States. Supporting the shield is a sailor and a miner, who represent labor on land and at sea. At their feet is a cornucopia overflowing with fruit and vegetables. This represents abundance and prosperity. There is also a lead pyramid consisting of 13 ingots. The lead represents mineral wealth and 13 represents the 13 original states of the Union.

Wisconsin Flag History:
The flag was adopted in 1863. The current flag dates from May 1, 1981, when Wisconsin and 1848 were added to it. Wisconsin is the 30th state of the union, gaining statehood on May 29, 1848.

Interesting Wisconsin Facts:
Wisconsin's state nickname is the Badger State.

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