50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: WISCONSIN (4/50)

2011 MADISON MARATHON: 3:44:51 (2011-05-29)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=730928917062446

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/madison-marathon-wisconsin-2011-05-29/


Madison Marathon Website:
http://www.madisonmarathon.org/


WISCONSIN, USA

State capital: Madison (243,000)

State population: 5,6 million

State nickname: The Badger State

State bird: Robin

State mammal: Badger, White-tailed deer, American Water Spaniel, Dairy cow

State motto:

Forward

Famous people from Wisconsin:

Laura Ingalls Wilder (author), Harry Houdini (magician), William Defoe (actor), Eric Heiden (speed skater), Liberace (pianist), Charles and John Ringling (circus entrepreneurs), Gena Rowlands (actress), Spencer Tracy (actor), Orson Welles (actor and producer), Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)

Fun facts about Wisconsin:

The first practical typewriter was designed in Milwaukee in 1867.

Wisconsin produces more milk than any other state.

The original Barbie is from Willows. Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.

Milwaukee is home of Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

The Hamburger hall of fame is located in Seymour. Mercer is the Loon Capital of the World.

Green Bay is the Toilet Paper Capital of the World!

Devil’s Lake was established in 1911. The facility has become one of Wisconsin’s oldest and most famous state parks. It leads the state parks in attendance.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/wisconsin.htm#.U8UkWFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60859-Madison_Wisconsin-Vacations.html