Wisconsin History Day By Day


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"The History of Wisconsin: From Exploration to Statehood" by Alice E. Smith


Vocabulary:

reconfirmed
joint resolution
counteract


Interesting Fact:

James Doty and many newspaper editors during the territorial days felt strongly that Wisconsin should be spelled with the letter k.


Study Questions:

  • What were some other early spellings of Wisconsin?
  • What were some of the other names offered in 1836 for the name of the new territory?
  • What does the name Wisconsin mean?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the history of Wisconsin:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on January 30:

    1933: The first episode of the "Lone Ranger" radio program is broadcast.



  • January 30

    January 30, 1845: The spelling of Wisconsin was officially reconfirmed in a joint resolution of both houses of the Legislative Assembly in order to counteract the tendency of some people to spell it "Wiskonsan."


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