Time Magazine refers to 1848 as the year “When America Came to Age.” Gold was discovered in California, which initiated the California Gold Rush; technology for trains had greatly advanced and the railroad was expanding; and a treaty was signed ending the Spanish American War. But Time Magazine fails to mention another important thing that happened this year.
On this day May 29th, in 1848, Wisconsin is admitted into the United States becoming the 30th state. Wisconsin is one of the Northern states, bordering Illinois and Minnesota. It is also on the border of the Great Lakes – which the Los Angeles Lakers take their name from, as the team is from Minneapolis originally.
Wisconsin can get to very cold temperatures. Native Wisconsinites are said to literally wear tank tops when it’s 50 degrees, and even its hot seasons the state doesn’t get temperatures much above 80 degrees. Wisconsin’s largest city is Milwaukee, home to many brewing companies including Miller. Harley Davidson’s primary manufacturing plant is also in Milwaukee. The greater Milwaukee area is estimated at having roughly 2 million residents, compared with the rest of the state of Wisconsin has about 5.7 million people living there.