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It ‘Looks Like A Square Root Symbol’: How Pepin County Got Its Shape

Dunn County in western Wisconsin once had access to the Mississippi River. Its early boundary held for four years until its southernmost portion got swept up in politics and emerged as Pepin County. WPR's Liz Dohms-Harter brings us the answer to a WHYsconsin question about how Pepin County got its unique shape.

This story is part of Wisconsin Life and WPR's WHYsconsin project. What have you always wondered about Wisconsin, its people or its culture that you want WHYsconsin to look into? You ask the questions, and we find the answers!

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