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Happy 172nd Birthday, Wisconsin!

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(WKOW) -- Happy birthday, Wisconsin!

The Badger State turns 172 Friday.

The state entered the union on May 29, 1848.

Wisconsin started out as part of the Northwest Territory, before becoming a separate entity in 1836. That’s when Madison was marked its territorial capital.

In 1840, Wisconsin’s population started holding votes for statehood. Its people voted against it 4 times, before finally becoming a state in 1848.

Did you know the Badger State turns 172 years young this Friday? Help Wisconsin Historical Society celebrate by...

Posted by Wisconsin Historical Society on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

To celebrate the Wisconsin Historical Society is encourage Wisconsinites to use the hashtag #BIGHistoryIsHappening and share its birthday cards.

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