First Superbowl, January 15, 1967 Green Bay Packers v. Kansas City Chiefs Photo: Vernon J. Biever
Project documents, with photos and
slides, "firsts" associated with the state from 1844 (first
harvesting machine invented near Janesville) to 1990 (first state
statute using a broad-based income tax to fund recycling efforts).
Other notable firsts include: first kindergarten in the United
States (1856); first auto race (1878); first open primary election
law (1904); first workmen's compensation law (1911); first (along
with Illinois) to ratify the 19th Amendment for women's suffrage
(1919); first to ban employment discrimination based on handicaps
(1965); and first successful bone marrow transplant (1969).
Originally submitted by: Russell D. Feingold, Senator.
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.