This passage discusses the state of Wisconsin.

Lexile Level: 590L

Categories: People & Places

The first Europeans that visited Wisconsin were looking for a way to get to China. Wisconsin is in the middle of the United States. Those Europeans never did find their way to China. Wisconsin is a special place. Wisconsin is a dairy state. A dairy state is a state that has many farms where people raise cows for their milk. California is also a dairy state. Wisconsin is much smaller than California. But Wisconsin produces nearly as much milk as California. Cheese is made from milk. A lot of cheese is made in Wisconsin. Some people call people from Wisconsin "cheeseheads." At football games, some people from Wisconsin wear big blocks of fake cheese on their heads. Those people are proud to live in such an interesting state.


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