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First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin, 1848-1998; 150 years of mission and ministry
(1999)

[History of the First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin],   pp. 8-73


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Time line continued on p. 25. 
1902: U.S. gains control over Panama 
      Canal. 
 1903: Dr. Chapin retires; the Rev. J. 
      Logan Marquis, D.D. is called; 
      serves until 1916. 
      Beatrix Potter writes "Peter 
      Rabbit" and other children's 
      stories. 
      Orville and Wilbur Wright fly 
      first self-propelled airplane. 
      Henry Ford founds Ford Motor 
      Company. 
1905: Albert Einstein formulates 
      Special Theory of Relativity. 
      First neon signs appear. 
1907: Mother's Day is first celebrated 
      in Philadephia. 
1908: L. H. Baekeland invents 
      Bakelite, the product that 
      introduced plastic to the world; 
      commercial production begins 
      in 1909. 
1909: Robert Perry, U.S. explorer, 
      reaches North Pole. 
      Automobile speedometer is 
      invented in Beloit, Wisconsin. 
1910: National Association for 
     Advancement of Colored 
     People (NAACP) is founded. 
     Father's Day is first celebrated 
     in Spokane, Washington. 
In 1915, the entire Sunday School, along with at least some of the teachers,
posed on the front steps of the church. D. W 
Bergstrom, who served as the Sunday School superintendent for 28 years, can
be seen to the left of the door. Everyone in 
the photo looks very solemn - no smiles. This is probably because it was
difficult to hold a smile for as long as it took to 
take a photo in those days. 
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