History

Wisconsin is home to 11 Native American tribes, more than any other state east of the Mississippi River. And the Ho-Chunk Tribe and their ancestors have lived here for more than 500 years.

Jean Nicolet became the first European to land in Wisconsin while looking for a Northwest Passage to China in 1634.

In 1673, Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet first discovered the upper Mississippi River where Wyalusing State Park in Bagley is now located.

In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state in the Union.

For more Wisconsin history, please visit www.wisconsinhistory.org