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Fox

(Encyclopedia) Fox, river, 176 mi (283 km) long, rising in S central Wis. and flowing SW to within 1.5 mi (2.4 km) of Portage, Wis., on the Wisconsin River, then NE through Lake Winnebago into Green Bay, an a...

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) ...

Wausau

(Encyclopedia) Wausau wô´sô [key], city (1990 pop. 37,060), seat of Marathon co., central Wis., on the Wisconsin River; settled 1839, inc. 1872. It is an industrial, commercial, insurance, and agricultura...

Jolliet, Louis

(Encyclopedia) Jolliet or Joliet, Louis both: jō´lēĕt˝, jō˝lēĕt´, Fr. lwē zhôlyā´ [key], 1645–1700, French explorer, joint discoverer with Jacques Marquette of the upper Miss...

Mississippi

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi, river, principal river of the United States, c.2,350 mi (3,780 km) long, exceeded in length only by the Missouri , the chief of its numerous tributaries. The combined Missour...

Mark W. NEUMANN, Congress, WI (1954)

NEUMANN, Mark W., a Representative from Wisconsin; born in East Troy, Walworth County, Wis., February 27, 1954; graduated East Troy High School; B.S., University of Wisconsin, W…

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...

Origin of State Names

Alabama From the Alabama or Alibamu people, though the river was named first. Alabama comes from the Choctaw for "vegetation pickers," in reference to local farming practices. Al…