Wisconsin is a state of firsts. The home of the first practical typewriter invented, the first plant built to provide electricity from water power, the home of malted milk, and the list could go on and on. It’s also the birthplace of Joseph McCarthy, Laura Ingalls Wilder, William Rehnquist, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eric Heiden, Deke Slayton, and Nathan Farragut Twining. Explore the history of Wisconsin and see what interesting facts you can discover about this state with a free 7-page state history printable. Create a map of the state, organize events chronologically, and explore more of the state’s exciting past with writing prompts.