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The Flag of Wisconsin consists of the Wisconsin state coat of arms on a dark blue background. huiiuknki nujcxn uj File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... State nickname: Badger State State motto: Forward Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Official languages None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006 km² (17%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,453,896 (18th)  - Density 38. ...


The flag was first designed in 1863 at the request of Civil War regiments who wanted an official flag to fly during the war on the battlefield. The flag was later revised several times to add more distinctive features. The current flag was adopted in 1913, and the name "Wisconsin" and the date of statehood, "1848," were added in 1981, as many believed the old design was too similar to that of the flag of the State of New York. 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The flag of the State of New York depicts two supporters: Left: Liberty, with the Revolutionary imagery of a Phrygian cap raised on a pole. ...


The flag includes the Coat of Arms which represents many of Wisconsin's valued natural resources and the contributions of early pioneers to the state's development. The supporters are depicted as a sailor and a miner, which symbolize the type of work that people did in 1863 at the time the flag was made. The tools of the important trades of the times lie within the shield: the symbols for agriculture (plow), mining (pick and shovel), manufacturing (arm and hammer), and navigation (anchor). The badger, which is the state animal, sits above the shield. It represents the name given to the lead miners. The banner reads "Forward," the state's motto. Reflecting Wisconsin's continuous drive to be a national leader, the state adopted "Forward" as the official state motto in 1851. At the base of the shield, is a cornucopia, or horn of plenty, standing for prosperity and abundance, while a pyramid of 13 lead ingots represents mineral wealth and the 13 original U.S. states. In the center lies the U.S. coat of arms symbolizing Wisconsin’s loyalty to the Union. Suborders  Mydeus  Arctonyx  Melogale  Meles  Mellivora  Taxidea Badger is the common name for any animal of three subfamilies, which belong to the family Mustelidae: the same mammal family as the ferrets, the weasels, the otters, and several other types of carnivore. ...


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