Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Wisconsin may be the home of the "Butterburger" and "Cheeseheads," but this leading dairy producer with a long history of fur-trading, heavy industry, beer and big-time football also has a storied political tradition as the home of the modern "progressive" movement in politics.
Milwaukee, situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan, is the largest city, with about 600,000 residents. Situated on a large lake inland, Madison is the state capital, home of the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin and counts about 250,000 residents. Green Bay, at the base of a deep bay opening to Lake Michigan and home of the Green Bay Packers football team, has about 105,000 residents. All other cities are smaller than 100,000.