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Wisconsin

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin, river, c.430 mi (690 km) long, rising in the lake district, NE Wis., and flowing generally SW across central Wis. to the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien. At Portage it is con...

Wisconsin Overview

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin wĭskŏn´sən, –sĭn [key], upper midwestern state of the United States. It is bounded by Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, from which it is divided in part by th...

Wisconsin Rapids

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin Rapids, city (1990 pop. 18,245), seat of Wood co., central Wis., on the Wisconsin River; inc. 1869. Paper, heating equipment, and steel castings are produced. Dairy farms, agriculture...

Dells of the Wisconsin

(Encyclopedia) Dells of the Wisconsin,   The Dells, or The Wisconsin Dells, scenic part of the Wisconsin River, central Wis., NW of Portage. The river has cut a deep gorge through 8 mi (12.9 km) ...

Longford

(Encyclopedia) Longford, county (1991 pop. 30,296), 403 sq mi (1,044 sq km), N central Republic of Ireland. The county seat is Longford . A part of the central plain of Ireland, it has level land with n...

Wisconsin, University of

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin, University of, main campus at Madison; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1848, opened 1849. Its history was disturbed by storms over the policies of Glenn ...

Wisconsin v. Yoder

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin v. Yoder, case decided in 1972 by the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that Amish children could be exempted from compulsory school-attendance beyond the 8th grade; the Amish (see under...

Laoighis

(Encyclopedia) Laoighis,   Laois, or Leix all: lāsh, lēsh [key], county (1991 pop. 52,325), 664 sq mi (1,720 sq km), central Republic of Ireland. The county seat is Port Laoise (Maryborough). ...

Monaghan

(Encyclopedia) Monaghan mŏn´əhən, –hăn˝ [key], county (1991 pop. 51,293), 498 sq mi (1,290 sq km), N Republic of Ireland, bordered on the N by Northern Ireland. The county seat is Monaghan . Th...

Corn Belt

(Encyclopedia) Corn Belt, major agricultural region of the U.S. Midwest where corn acreage once exceeded that of any other crop. It is now commonly called the Feed Grains and Livestock Belt. Located in the no...