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Odd Wisconsin Archive

Gnawed Wisconsin


The first cheesehead (the hat, not the primal human) was crafted from a sofa cushion by Packer fan Ralph Bruno in 1987. You can see Bruno and the original cheesehead, as well as other powerful symbols of Wisconsin culture, in our online exhibit, Icon Wisconsin. And you can read about the origin of the dairy industry -- yes Virginia, there was a time when most Wisconsin farmers didn't milk cows -- at Turning Points in Wisconsin History.
:: Posted in Curiosities on May 3, 2005
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