Sterling's Neenah, Wis. Directory, 1920-21
Neenah, pp. 37-38 PDF (406.3 KB)
Neenah Situated at the north shore of Lake Winnebago, and divided north and south by the Fox river Neenah is one of the most beauti- ful, healthful and desirable cities in the United States. Outlying is a most prosperous farm, stock and dairy region. Men of unusual character and business capability have carried to splendid success great industries within the city and given to the commercial life an impulse that is snappy and prompt In all commercial relationships. There is room for more industries and opportunity for men of courage and faith in the gospel of sweat to crown their life efforts with equal success. The city is attractive for the homeseeker,,as for him who is looking for business opportunity. Lake Winnebago, the eastern boundary, is the storage basin for a magnificent water power and provides pleasure and health privileges of inestimable value. Many guests come from the southland to sojourn here for the summer. Neenah schools are unsurpassed. The grades are continually on the advance in equipment and curricula. The high school building is declared by educators to be a model in adapta- bility. Its curriculum presents literary, scientific, commercial, man- ual training and domestic science courses, under a most capable faculty. Society is clean and high minded. Churches are well organized and alive to the moral and spiritual needs of the com- munity. Hotel facilities are not surpassed in the valley. Transpor- tation facilities are abundant. Main and branch lines of three great railways open the markets of the world to industrial and agricul- tural produce. The Soo line connects with the water transportation of the Great Lakes forty miles east; the C. & N. W. line and the C., M. & St. P. line with the same water transportation forty miles north; while the Wisconsin & Northern Railroad, just building into Neenah, which will be the southern terminal of the line, taps the greatest area of virgin timber in Wisconsin, 100 miles to the north. The United States government canal and waters of the Fox river connect Lake Winnebago and Green Bay, and afford water trans- portation during the open navigation months of the year. Electric railway cars leave the city every half hour, and traverse a most delightful region of farms, villages and cities thirty miles north and twenty miles south. Fine drives for carriage or auto stretch away in every direction through a glorious country, skirting lakes and rivers, over hills and down valleys that charm the senses, lift the mind to expressions of adoration, and give freely the joy of rest and health to all who partake of it. 37
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