The Treaty of Paris, Feb. 10, 1763:
Wisconsin History Effecting
In the Name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. So be it...Wisconsin belongs to England.
VII. In order to re-establish peace on solid and durable foundations, and to remove for ever all subject of dispute with regard to the limits of the British and French territories on the continent of America; it is agreed, that, for the future, the confines between the dominions of his Britannick Majesty and those of his Most Christian Majesty, in that part of the world, shall be fixed irrevocably by a line drawn along the middle of the River Mississippi, from its source to the river Iberville, and from thence, by a line drawn along the middle of this river,...
1776: Hancock-"Besides all that Declaration stuff, we especially want Wisconsin! I'm signin' real big!"
1802: Napolean-"Ppfffftt! Sacré bleu! We don't have Wisconsin anymore, so let's unload the Louisiana territory on Jefferson."
1898: Alfred Burri immigrates to Wisconsin, propels the United States into world prominence.
1903: Hans Mellenberger invents snow shovel, becomes rich-"I'm wintering in Florida."
And there you have the rest of the story.