Portal:Wisconsin/Nominate/DYK

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Acuity Insurance[edit]

...that the tallest flagpole in the United States was raised at Acuity Insurance in 2005 after a 2003 flagpole fell?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

America's Black Holocaust Museum[edit]

...that America's Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee is the only memorial dedicated specifically to the victims of the enslavement of Africans in the United States.

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Back to School[edit]

...that the movie Back to School starring Rodney Dangerfield was filmed on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Madison?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Brothertown Indians[edit]

...that the Brothertown Indians were the first tribe of Native Americans in the United States to become United States citizens, which caused the tribe to relinquish their tribal sovereignty?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Carl Kiekhaefer[edit]

...that two-time defending NASCAR championship car owner Carl Kiekhaefer quit his racing activities because he was worried about a backlash to his company?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Crandon International Off-Road Raceway[edit]

...that the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway hosts the "World Championship Off-Road Races"?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Discovery World[edit]

DiscoveryWorldMilwaukeeMarch2007.jpg

...that Discovery World features a fully-functional sailing vessel modeled after a 19th century Great Lakes schooner?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

EAA AirVenture Museum[edit]

...that the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin provides visitors with rides in an 80-year-old biplane?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Eleva, Wisconsin[edit]

...that Eleva, Wisconsin was originally named "New Chicago", but the village's grain elevator had the letters "ELEVA" painted on it before winter struck, and newcomers assumed the letters was the name of the village?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Hearthstone Historic House Museum[edit]

HearthstoneAppletonWisconsin.jpg

...that the Hearthstone House became the first residence in the world to be lit by a centrally located hydroelectric station using the Edison system?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians[edit]

...that on a clear day visitors to Holy Hill can view the Milwaukee skyline, located 30 miles (48 km) away?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Little House Wayside[edit]

...that Little House Wayside site, on the lot where Laura Ingalls Wilder was born, features a replica of the house that was featured in her book Little House in the Big Woods?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

"On, Wisconsin!"[edit]

...that "On, Wisconsin!" is the official state song as well as the fight song of the University of Wisconsin-Madison athletic teams?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Peshtigo Fire[edit]

...that the Peshtigo Fire has the distinction of being the deadliest fire in the United States, but it was largely forgotten because it happened on the same day as the 1871 Great Chicago Fire?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Peshtigo Fire Museum[edit]

...that the Peshtigo Fire Museum features an intact tabernacle, one of the few items to survive the deadliest natural fire in United States history?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Rhinelander, Wisconsin[edit]

...that Rhinelander named its high school sports teams "The Hodags" after a fictional animal?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

"Snowmobile Capital of the World"[edit]

...that the Eagle River, Wisconsin is known as the "Snowmobile Capital of the World" because it hosts the World Championship Snowmobile Derby?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Song "I Love You Truly"[edit]

...that Carrie Jacobs-Bond's song "I Love You Truly" was the first million selling song to be written by a woman?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

U.S. Bank Center[edit]

...that the U.S. Bank Center stands 601 feet high and is the tallest building in the state?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

U.S. Route 10 in Wisconsin[edit]

...that U.S. Route 10 crosses Lake Michigan into Michigan via the S.S. Badger, and that for a while it was the only car ferry crossing the Great Lakes?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

QWERTY[edit]

...that the modern typewriter with its QWERTY key layout was invented at a machine shop in Milwaukee?

Originally on talk page. - AndrewTJ31 (talk) 17:40, 3 December 2008 (UTC)