Wisconsin — area 55,256 sq. miles, is an ideal vacationland, having within its boundaries over 10,000 lakes. Was admitted into the Union in 1848. State flower - Violet, Capital - Madison. rugged geological rock formations abound at Devils Lake, Wisconsin Dells, and the St. Croix River. Industrially Wisconsin is first in dairying and brewing and also is famous for cheese, steel and many other products.