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Sterling's Neenah, Wis. Directory, 1920-21
(1920)

Neenah,   pp. 37-38 PDF (406.3 KB)


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                         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.
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