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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
One of the Central States of North America, nearly as large as England and Wales, and situated between Lake Superior and Michigan; the surface is chiefly of rolling prairie, and the soil fertile; yields cereals, sugar, hops, hemp, and large quantities of lumber from the forests; lead, iron, copper, and silver are among its mineral resources; it abounds in beautiful lakes; the Wisconsin and the Chippewa are the chief rivers, tributaries of the Mississippi; and Madison (the capital), Milwaukee, and La Crosse are the chief towns.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Wisconsin'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/wisconsin.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.