...since we just had "Black history month"...we should have a White history month", and if not a month, mebbe just a day eh?
Since there is no place in the USA that could be whiter than these two states, here's some 'history'...no doubt written by their favorite 'sons'.
Feel free to offer some of your own 'history'...but keep it short. We only get a day or so, let's not go overboard.
Minnesota became the 32nd state on May 11, 1858 and was originally settled by a lost tribe of Norwegians seeking refuge from the searing heat of Wisconsin's winters. Minnesota gets its name from the Sioux Indian word "mah-nee-soo-tah", meaning, "No, really...they eat fish soaked in lye". The state song of Minnesota is "Someday the Vikings will... Aw, never mind". The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota covers 9.5 million square feet and has enough space to hold 185,000 idiot teenagers yapping away on cell phones. Madison, Minnesota is known as "the lutefisk capital of the world". Avoid this city at all costs. "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was set in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was Mary's first real acting job since leaving the "Dick van Dyke Show.
Downtown Minneapolis has an enclosed skyway system covering 52 blocks, allowing people to live, work, eat, and sleep without ever going outside. Cartoonist Charles M. Shultz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in St. Paul. He was the only artist to accurately depict the perfectly circular heads of Minnesota natives. The Hormel Company of Austin, Minnesota produces 6 million cans of Spam a year, even though no one actually eats it. Spam is a prized food in Japan and Hawaii--Spam sushi!! Minnesota license plates are blue and white—containing the phrase "Blizzards on the 4th of July - you get used to it."
Frank C. Mars, founder of the Mars Candy Co. was born in Newport, Minnesota. His Three Musketeers candy bar originally contained three bars in one wrapper; each filled with a different flavor of nougat - chocolate, Spam and lutefisk. Tonka trucks continue to be manufactured in Minnetonka, Minnesota, despite the thousands of GI Joe dolls killed by them annually in rollover accidents. No airbags, no seat belts.
Author Laura Ingalls Wilder was raised at Walnut Grove, Minnesota, and was famous for writing the "Little House" series of books, as well as inventing the "Spam diet" which consists of looking at a plate of Spam until you lose your appetite--much like the "lutefisk diet". The snowmobile was invented in Roseau, Minnesota so as to allow families a means of attending 4th of July picnics. Minnesotans are almost indistinguishable from Wisconsinites. The only way to tell them apart is to ask if they voted for Mondale in '84.
Proud to be from Wisconsin! The United States is the land of my birth, and is the strongest and wealthiest country on earth. But the states aren't all equal, I'm sorry to say, is Wisconsin's the pick of the 50 today. I like Virginia, Montana and Maine, but in my mind, it's in Wisconsin I proudly remain, with walleyes and fish fries and hot apple pie and the Badger-land motto: "Eat Cheese or Die!" We've got forests and prairies, breweries and dairies, skiing on water and skiing on snow from Big Bend to Bayfield, Potosi to Plainfield--the lucky ones live in Wisconsin.
Arizona's too dry, Colorado's too high, in Alaska you'll freeze and in Georgia you'll fry. Hawaii's so distant, it's barely existent, California is crumbling; let's all wave good-bye. Nevada's too empty, the deserts don't tempt me; in Kansas a forest is just one lonesome tree. New York is an anthill, a flesh-and-blood landfill, and too many lawyers run loose in DC. We've got silos and steeples, and down-to-earth people; Holstein’s a plenty and Guernsey’s galore. From Lone Rock to Lena, New Glarus to Neenah, The lucky ones live in Wisconsin.