What Do All The Symbols On The Wisconsin State Flag Mean?

Here’s a classic joke: A miner, a sailor and a badger walk into a busy bar. Actually, it’s not a bar…it’s the Wisconsin state flag. Dive in to find out what all the symbols mean on this state symbol.

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!


Sandblasting Mugs With GinGee Girls

People attending comic cons can expect to meet their favorite comic book creators, hear talks from famous actors in popular sci-fi movies and TV shows, and dress up in cosplay. And no convention is complete without a wide range of vendors filling booths and booths of stuff.

Greek Fest Plus Celebrates Food, Community & Heritage

On Madison’s near east side, the final weekend in July is rung in with bouzouki music and baklava-fueled joy. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church has hosted the city’s longest-running ethnic festival, Greek Fest Plus, for the past 55 years thanks to the enthusiasm of the wider community and the dedication of their multi-ethnic parishioners.

Wisconsin 101: Babcock Ice Cream Carton

When you see a carton of ice cream from Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, it’s not particularly flashy. It’s red, white, and black. Bucky Badger appears next to a sticker that tells you the flavor — maybe its Blue Moon, Orange Custard Chocolate Chip, or Vanilla.

The Power Of The Healing Circle Run

The Anishinaabe Solidarity Relay began in 1989. It was a response to racism and hatred directed towards Ojibwe people at boat landings and elsewhere after hunting and fishing treaty rights were affirmed by United States Supreme Court.

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