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Celebrate Wisconsin!

The 159th Wisconsin State Fair is on now through August 15. It is the perfect opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Wisconsin.

To learn more about the fair, check out the book 150 Years of the Wisconsin State Fair: an illustrated history, 1851-2001.

Or you can read up on our great state by perusing:

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Senior Resources for Wisconsin Residents

As the Baby Boomer generation marches toward retirement age, the need for information on senior resources continues to increase. The purpose of Senior Resources is to provide the most accurate and comprehensive online information on services available to older adults in the state of Wisconsin.
For additional databases and links on this subject, check out the Seniors Category from the Recommended Links section of the Milwaukee Public Library home page.

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June is National Dairy Month!

We live in America's Dairyland and we are often referred to as Cheeseheads, so why not celebrate National Dairy Month with a tribute to our State's great dairy product--CHEESE!

Cheeses of WI

Our cheese-making history goes back to 1841 and Mrs. Anne Pickett who started the very first Wisconsin cottage industry cheese factory using milk from neighbors' cows. Today, Wisconsin produces over 600 varieties of cheese and the cheese made here wins more awards than any other state or country.

MPL has many great resources to expand your cheese knowledge! For starters, you can check out the book pictured above or watch the DVD, Living on the Wedge: Wisconsin's Artisan Cheesemakers.

For more information about Wisconsin cheese, take a look at, the Web site of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

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Are you looking for Farmer's Markets? Planning a road trip or vacation in Wisconsin? Hoping to find the freshest cheese curds in the State? Take a look at The vendors and manufacturers featured on this site produce, manufacture and grow their products in Wisconsin. The site is searchable by region/county, restaurant, business type or keyword. So don't leave home without knowing where the freshest and most local items can be found statewide.

Your Weekly Reference Question


Did you know that Wisconsin is the birthplace of six NASA Astronauts?

Chaio, Leroy - born August 28, 1960 in Milwaukee.
Williams, Jeffrey N. - born January 18, 1958 in Superior.
Lee, Mark C. - born August 14, 1952 in Viroqua.
Brandenstein, Daniel C. - born January 17, 1943 in Watertown.
Michel, F. Curtis - born June 5, 1934 in LaCrosse.
Slayton, Donald K. ("Deke") - born March 1, 1924 in Sparta.

Source: NASA - Astronaut Fact Book - January 2005
Date of Verification: September 28, 2007



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