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About the Wisconsin State Flag
The Wisconsin state flag was created in 1863 for Civil War regiments who desired an official flag to carry into battle. Features were added over the years, the most recent being the addition of the word Wisconsin in white capital letters above the state coat of arms with the year of statehood, 1848, below. The preceding are centered on a field of blue.
The central feature of the coat of arms itself is a gold shield divided into four quadrants with the United States Coat of Arms in the center. Encircling the US arms is the US motto, E Pluribus Unum, inscribed in white on a blue band. The inclusion of the American symbols represents Wisconsin's loyalty to the Union.
Each of the shield's quadrants contains a different tool of the important trades in mid-19th century Wisconsin: a plow - agriculture; crossed pick and shovel - mining; anchor - the maritime industries; and an arm and hammer - manufacturing. A badger, the state animal, sits on a blue and gold wreath above the shield. The term "badger" was an nickname given to lead miners.
Above the badger is a white streamer inscribed with the state motto, "Forward." At the base of the shield, a cornucopia illustrates prosperity and abundance, while a pyramid of thirteen lead ingots symbolizes both mineral wealth and the thirteen original states. Two figures support the shield. On the left, a sailor with his coil of rope symbolizes those who labor on the water. On the right, a yeoman, or miner, represents those who labor on the land.
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