AS A product of a leafy, Janesville-type town in Wisconsin, the dairy state famous for cheese, I can recognise the setting of the miracle white buffalo calf ('America's great white hope', Sunday Review, 9 October). 'Non-descript' the town and state may appear, but the word can also be a cover-up for 'unpretentious', 'unsophisticated' and 'good-hearted'.
Wisconsin produced the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the painter Georgia O'Keeffe, Orson Welles, Spencer Tracy and Radar of MASH, and educated Oprah Winfrey and Golda Meir.
Perhaps it is appropriate that in these days of scientifically engineered genetics a natural miracle should occur in Wisconsin.
Marian E Reid