Wisconsin March 03, 2016
Here Are 10 Things They Don’t Teach You About Wisconsin In School
Don’t get me wrong – Wisconsin teachers are great. But you may have missed some key info about our state when you were in school. Here are 10 things about Wisconsin a lot of people don’t learn in school.
1. America's first kindergarten was founded in Watertown, Wisconsin in 1856.
2. Wisconsin was the first state that implemented a state income tax.
3. Wisconsin repealed its Prohibition laws four years before the rest of the nation.
4. The phrase "On Wisconsin" was first uttered at the battle of Missionary Ridge during the Civil War.
5. Wisconsin has more effigy mounds than any other region in North America.
6. Wisconsin was the first to have unemployment compensation benefits (1932).
7. "Badgers" became a thing not so much because of the animal, but because miners who settled Wisconsin would burrow into hills, resembling the creatures.
8. The typewriter was invented in Milwaukee in 1869.
9. The first Flag Day was celebrated in Ozaukee County in 1785.
10. In 1919, Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the women's suffrage amendment.
Those are some crazy facts about our state!