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Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
(1958)

Neenah's parks and playgrounds,   pp. 376-385 PDF (2.6 MB)


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A HISTORY OF NEENAH
Kimberly Point in I902.
during the summer or early fall, small groups may be seen at the out-
door ovens preparing their picnic supper.
  Mrs. Stuart was instrumental in providing the colorful cherry and
other blooming trees on Kimberly Point. Among these choice trees
was a shoot from the famous Washington Elm. This is now a sturdy
tree, properly marked, and a constant reminder of our American her-
itage.
  It will be remembered that the "Old Council Tree," rendezvous
of
the Indians, stood close to Kimberly Point. This site is indicated by a
monument in commemoration of the Old Council Tree and the Amer-
ican Indians who met under its branches.
Water Street 4rea
IN 1931, when the City Council voted to construct a concrete retain-
ing wall between the foot of Lincoln Street and the C&NW tracks,
they did what they voted to do-and more. The wall made it possible
to reclaim from the Fox River, two and three-tenths acres of land
which, in due time, passed into the keeping of the city.
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