1.10 1.10 State song, state ballad, state waltz, state dance, and state symbols.
1.10(1)(1)The Wisconsin state song is “On, Wisconsin", music written by W. T. Purdy, the words to which are as follows: “On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Grand old badger state! We, thy loyal sons and daughters, Hail thee, good and great. On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Champion of the right, `Forward', our motto — God will give thee might!".
1.10(1m) (1m)The Wisconsin state ballad is “Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams," music written by Shari A. Sarazin and lyrics written by Erma Barrett, the words to which are as follows: “Oh Wisconsin, land of beauty, with your hillsides and your plains, with your jackpine and your birch tree, and your oak of mighty frame. Land of rivers, lakes and valleys, land of warmth and winter snows, land of birds and beasts and humanity, oh Wisconsin, I love you so. Oh Wisconsin, land of my dreams. Oh Wisconsin, you're all I'll ever need. A little heaven here on earth could you be? Oh Wisconsin, land of my dreams. In the summer, golden grain fields; in the winter, drift of white snow; in the springtime, robins singing; in the autumn, flaming colors show. Oh I wonder who could wander, or who could want to drift for long, away from all your beauty, all your sunshine, all your sweet song? Oh Wisconsin, land of my dreams. Oh Wisconsin, you're all I'll ever need. A little heaven here on earth could you be? Oh Wisconsin, land of my dreams. And when it's time, let my spirit run free in Wisconsin, land of my dreams."
1.10(1r) (1r)The Wisconsin state waltz is “The Wisconsin Waltz," music and lyrics written by Eddie Hansen, the words to which are as follows: “Music from heaven throughout the years; the beautiful Wisconsin Waltz. Favorite song of the pioneers; the beautiful Wisconsin Waltz. Song of my heart on that last final day, when it is time to lay me away. One thing I ask is to let them play the beautiful Wisconsin Waltz. My sweetheart, my complete heart, it's for you when we dance together; the beautiful Wisconsin Waltz. I remember that September, before love turned into an ember, we danced to the Wisconsin Waltz. Summer ended, we intended that our lives then would both be blended, but somehow our planning got lost. Memory now sings a dream song, a faded love theme song; the beautiful Wisconsin Waltz."
1.10(2) (2)The Wisconsin state dance is the polka.
1.10(3) (3)The Wisconsin state symbols are as follows:
1.10(3)(a) (a) The mourning dove (zenaidura macroura corolinensis linnaus) is the symbol of peace.
1.10(3)(b) (b) Milk is the state beverage.
1.10(3)(c) (c) The sugar maple (acer saccharum) is the state tree.
1.10(3)(d) (d) Corn (Zea mays) is the state grain.
1.10(3)(e) (e) The wood violet (viola papilionacea) is the state flower.
1.10(3)(f) (f) The robin (turdus migratorius) is the state bird.
1.10(3)(g) (g) The muskellunge (Esox masquinongy masquinongy Mitchell) is the state fish.
1.10(3)(h) (h) The badger (taxidea taxus) is the state animal.
1.10(3)(i) (i) The dairy cow (bos taurus) is the state domestic animal.
1.10(3)(j) (j) The white-tailed deer (odocoileus virginianus) is the state wildlife animal.
1.10(3)(k) (k) The American water spaniel is the state dog.
1.10(3)(L) (L) The honey bee (apis mellifera) is the state insect.
1.10(3)(m) (m) The trilobite (calymene celebra) is the state fossil.
1.10(3)(n) (n) Galena (lead sulfide) is the state mineral.
1.10(3)(o) (o) Red granite is the state rock.
1.10(3)(p) (p) Antigo silt loam (typic glossoboralf) is the state soil.
1.10(3)(r) (r) The cranberry (vaccinium macrocarpon) is the state fruit.
1.10(3)(s) (s) The tartan whose thread count is described in this paragraph is the state tartan. The thread count for the state tartan shall begin with 44 threads of muted blue, followed by 6 threads of scarlet, 4 threads of muted blue, 6 threads of gray, 28 threads of black, 40 threads of dark green, 4 threads of dark yellow, 40 threads of dark green, 28 threads of black, 22 threads of muted blue, and 12 threads of dark brown, at which point the weave reverses, going through 22 threads of muted blue, and continuing the sequence in reverse order until the weave reaches the beginning point of 44 threads of muted blue, at which point the weave reverses again.
1.10(3)(t) (t) The kringle is the state pastry.
1.10(3)(u) (u) Cheese is the state dairy product.
1.10(3)(v) (v) Ginseng is the state herb.
1.10(4) (4)The Wisconsin Blue Book shall include the information contained in this section concerning the state song, ballad, waltz, dance, beverage, tree, grain, flower, bird, fish, animal, domestic animal, wildlife animal, dog, insect, fossil, mineral, rock, soil, fruit, tartan, pastry, dairy product, and herb.
2021-22 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2023 Wis. Act 240 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on May 30, 2024. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after May 30, 2024, are designated by NOTES. (Published 5-30-24)