How did Wisconsin get its name?

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Wisconsin got it's name from the river Meskousing, which runs through the state. Father Jacques Marquette wrote the name in his journal in 1673, and then the state got the name Wisconsin when the explorer Rene Robert Cavalier misread the journal as Ouisconsing. Then in the 1820s the US government began using the word Wisconsin. You can find more information here: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/topics/wisconsin-name/
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The state name of Wisconsin was named after the Algonquin name for the Wisconsin River. French explorer Jacques Marquette recorded the name as Meskousing in his journal, but this was later corrupted to Ouisconsin.
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