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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?"

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