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ID: 7007922
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Wisconsin (state)  Wisconsin (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 090 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by Ojibwa (Chippewa), Sauk, Fox, Kickapoo, Winnebago and others when French arrived from Canada in 17th cen.; went to British in 1763, to USA after Revolution; large influx of Europeans occurred in 1820s; supported Union in Civil War.

Names:
Wisconsin (preferred,C,V)  ............ name is derived from the French version of Ojibway word for Wisconsin River, "Wees-kon-san" meaning "a gathering of waters"
WI (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Wisconsin (state)  ............  Wisconsin (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since May 29, 1848
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Madison .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Wisconsin, Dane county) [7013966]

Sources and Contributors:
WI..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
Wisconsin..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1023-1024
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 398 ff.
....................  Rand McNally Road Atlas, USA (1986)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000349
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1023-1024
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 398 ff.
..................  Rand McNally Road Atlas, USA (1986)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000349
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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