Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
Wisconsin's Name: Where it Came From and What it Means

Northwest Territory

Read More About It

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


joint resolution

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?

    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."

    Wisconsin History Day By Day homepage
    January - December calendar page