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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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      General Assembly votes to 
      ordain women as elders. 
      Artist Grant Wood paints 
      "American Gothic." 
Church highlights of the decade: First 
      issue of "Church Bell" is 
      mailed; a Mother's Circle, Social 
      Union of Young Married People, 
      and the Friends Class is formed; 
      manse on northeast corner of 
      Church and Columbian Streets 
      is purchased for use by senior 
      pastor and family. 
Local highlights of the decade: 
      Shattuck High School (now 
      Shattuck Middle School) is 
      built; Neenah Rotary Club is 
      formed. 
193 1: Pearl S. Buck writes The Cood 
      Earth. 
      Jehovah's Witnesses is 
      established. 
      Arkansas voters elect first 
      woman (Hattie Caraway, a 
      Democrat) to U.S. Senate. 
      "Star Spangled Banner" is 
      designated as national anthem. 
1932: The Rev. Walter Courtenay, 
     D.D. is called; serves as pastor 
     until 1944. 
     Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected 
     President; first uses phrase 
     "New Deal" in speech accept- 
     ing nomination as Democratic 
     candidate. 
     Wisconsin adopts country's 
     first unemployment compensa- 
     tion insurance law. 
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