1999 Mystery
Watershed #5

Clue #1

The Swiss immigrants also came to our area. They made good cheese. They made our area famous for cheese. We are famous for being cheeseheads. Our city is known as the city in the center.

Clue #2

The marshes in our area make a good growing spot for cranberries. We are one of the top areas for growing cranberries in the nation.

Clue #3

Our state is bordered by 2 of the largest fresh water lakes in the world. These lakes give us the ability to ship heavy materials.

Clue #4

We live in the second most polluted watershed county in the U.S.A. It is polluted by paper mills and fertilizer. We have a lot of farms in our area. We are sometimes called the Dairy State, our city is called the Hub City. Pesticides for cranberries pollute the water. People are becoming active to stop mining, because mining pollutes the water.

Clue #5

Our Clinic is the largest rural medical center and one of the 10 largest private multispecialty clinics in the U.S. with more then 350 medical specialist serving patients in our area.

Clue #6

We are the
city in the center
of America's Dairyland.

Clue #7

Left: We have a river named after our state that eventually flows into the Mississippi River. We are about 25 to 30 miles away from the river named after our state. Paper mills exist on this river because it was an easy way to transport logs.


The German people mostly came to our area because it looked like their homeland. Another reason they came was because the land was cheap.

Clue #9 - The state's symbols

Clue #10

The Trumpeter Swans were almost extinct in our state. More and more Trumpeter Swans are coming back today. The Trumpeter Swan are related to the geese and ducks.

Clue #11

This animal is the Timber Wolf and is endangered in our area. About 10 years ago there were 30 Timber Wolf in our area. Today, we have well over 100. Our state is near the Canadian Boarder.

Clue #12

William H. Upham fought the battle of bull run. He lived to be known as a good citizen of our area. They named a street after his last name. He built the first sawmill in our area.

And finally, Clue #13

Rib Mountain State Park gets it's name from a combination of the mountain's history and the area's Indian heritage. Rock formations, estimated to he over a billion years old, were at one time submerged below a great inland sea. A great upheaval, caused by tremendous pressures within the earth, formed Rib as well as other hills in the area. The Indians called all of them "ribs", which became Rib Mountain.

For many years, Rib Mountain's summit was believed to be the state's highest point. It is however, the third highest point in Wisconsin. Accurate measurements indicate it is 1,040.8 feet above sea level and covers 860 acres.

Rib Mountain State Park is a great place to visit. It has nature trails for hiking, campsites, picnic areas, scenic overlooks and a 60-foot observation tower to view the surrounding area.

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