On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin became a state and added the 30th star to the United States flag. Happy 162nd birthday Wisconsin!
This poster was unveiled in Madison by me and Governor Thompson on Statehood Day in 1998 for the Sesquincentennial. There were 400,000 copies given away free at Wisconsin libraries. I'm still really proud of it. And yes, even with the rough winters,I really do love this place! : )