Difference between revisions of "Talk:Wisconsin"
Revision as of 21:04, 23 September 2007
I removed the content of the "Understand" section because it was factually incorrect and biased. First, it claimed that "Wisconsin has the nation's most liberal drinking-and-driving laws." The legal limit in Wisconsin, 0.08%, is the same as the majority of states in the U.S., although many others have an even higher limit of 0.1%, and many states have less harsh penalties for first offenses than does Wisconsin. It is incorrect, therefore, to state that Wisconsin's laws are the "most liberal".
Further, the "Understand" section went on to claim that "Wisconsinites do not have a strong independent culture," offering as evidence: "Many root for the Chicago Cubs or Minnesota Twins, for example." This is an unsupported opinion of the author and one with which most Wisconsinites would strongly disagree. Even using sports teams as proxy for culture, the state of Wisconsin proudly supports the Green Bay Packers football team, the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks baseball and basketball teams, and the various sports teams of the University of Wisconsin. Support for each of these teams far exceeds any pockets of support for Chicago or Minnesota sports teams.
The paragraph went on to say, "They do not speak like Canadians as in the movie Fargo." Fargo was a motion picture set in Northern Minnesota, not in Canada. Regardless, this negative contrast is not a useful one to make, and this blank discussion of regional accents adds nothing for potential visitors.
I am working on some replacement content. [Added in December 2005]
So, as with most of the United States we'll need to break Wisconsin up into some smaller regions. The official tourism Web site divides the state into three regions -- north, central, and south -- and thence into counties. I think that should probably be fine. Is there any problem with this? --Evan 21:57, 19 Jan 2006 (EST)
Here are the existing, ad hoc regions, which should probably all be merged into the appropriate regions in the new scheme:
I changed the previous entry that indicated that Pabst moved their brewery in Milwaukee to St. Louis. That is not true. Pabst closed their Milwaukee brewery (and all of their breweries) and began to contact out the production of their brands, mostly to Miller breweries. Also, the Schlitz brewery no longer exists and hasn't for quite some time. The Schlitz brand is owned by Pabst and is most likely manufactured in Miller breweries on a contract basis. FYI famous national brands brewed in Milwaukee by Miller or by Miller under contract from Pabst include Schlitz, Miller, Pabst, Old Style, Blatz, Old Milwaukee, Stroh, and Hamm's.
I think it'd be great to have all 20+ inns represented by the Wisconsin Inn Association listed in their respective cities in Wikitravel, but per external links we don't want the link here at the state level. --Evan 22:33, 13 December 2006 (EST)