Alphabet Soup: Why Wisconsin’s County Highways Are Lettered, Not Numbered

If you’ve taken a drive on one of Wisconsin’s iconic scenic roads, chances are you’ve noticed a bit of alphabet soup. Signs with names like BB, CV, and N flank Wisconsin’s county roads, and Shelly from Marshall wanted to know why. She asked: "Why are Wisconsin's county roads labeled with letters instead of numbers?"

This story is part of Wisconsin Life and WPR's WHYsconsin project. What have you always wondered about Wisconsin, its people or its culture that you want WHYsconsin to look into? You ask the questions, and we find the answers!


Kitchen Dance: A Parent’s Legacy

Have you ever been at a wedding and caught a glimpse of your parents slow dancing? Maybe you marveled…or maybe you cringed, but I’m willing to bet you felt…something. Jan Larson shares a story about how watching her parents dance in the kitchen brought her comfort as a child, and now as a mother as she watches her children forge their own affections.

Wisconsin Life # 709: Rise and Climb

Wisconsin Life host Angela Fitzgerald heads to the pristine vistas of Mirror Lake State Park where she hits the trails with Girls Who Hike Wisconsin. The local chapter of the national organization helps provide women a chance to get together and get outdoors.

Wisconsin Life # 708: Driving Passions

In Kenosha, the library comes to you! Wisconsin Life host Angela Fitzgerald renews her love of reading by checking out the Kenosha Public Library Bookmobile. To learn about how this program got its start, Angela talks with the library’s outreach coordinator, Jill Miatech.

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