Welcome to the Wisconsin information page! Take a look around and learn more about Wisconsin's history, and view some interesting facts and pieces of trivia. You can also find tips for scenic road trips and information about WI auto insurance. If you are moving to the great state of Wisconsin, you will be interested in tips to help you get started including: information about changing your driver's license, help with getting an auto insurance quote and even a handy Allstate Moving Checklist to get you organized.
The state of Wisconsin encompasses 65,498 square miles and is ranked 23rd in the nation's total area. It was the 30th state to enter the union on May 29, 1848. Wisconsin was originally spelled Mescousing by the French, and later corrupted to Ouisconsin. Likely it derives from a Miami word for
it lies red (c.f. Ojibwe miskosin, it lies red). It may also come from the Ojibwe term miskwasiniing meaning red-stone place.
- Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States.
- The original Barbie is from Willows. Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
- In 1882 the first hydroelectric plant in the United States was built at Fox River.
- Milwaukee is home of Harley Davidson Motorcycles.
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Visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for important information on obtaining your Wisconsin driver's license, requirements for ID Cards, and vehicle registration.
Things to Consider Before Moving
The First Step When Moving
Contact your Allstate agent or call 1-800-ALLSTATE (1-800-255-7828).
Will I need to change my insurance coverage? Should I buy or rent my new place? What can I afford? Relax! We'll help you sort through your options
Moving Tools and Tips
There's a lot to keep track of when you move. Our checklists
will help you so moving will be a breeze.
Always check out the moving company's
registration number, references and complaint history at Relocation.com
. This is important, even if your move is within Wisconsin.
Need an Insurance Policy in Wisconsin?
Find out if switching to Allstate might save you money by getting an auto insurance quote
today (it's easy!). You can also talk to an Allstate agent
right in your neighborhood or call 1-866-621-6900
to get a quote over the phone.
Some suggested scenic road trips.
Preview upcoming events, historic sites and museums. Find transportation information along with state maps at the Wisconsin State Tourism site.
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