Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
The 1870's, pp. 29- PDF (3.1 MB)
A HISTORY OF NEENAH I ý S ('azette persisted under H. L. Webster rand !_ F. Cole, until J. N. Stone and his :,ecnah Daily Times absorbed the N(,azette in 1898. The year 1870 stands out in that the general headquarters of the Wis- consin Central Railroad was estab- lished in the National Hotel, on the site of the present Menasha Hotel. A metal plaque on the north face of the hotel tells that story. (See Parr II.) This road opened a freight and passenger service westward to Wau- paca and northwestward to Lake Superior. Coming into the year 1871, rail- road service to the east and south opens through extension of a branch of the Milwaukee & Northern Rail- road from Hilbert to Menasha, with a sub-station on the Neenah side of the Island. And, while we are on the subject of railroads, the spur tracks along the power canal serving the industries that were, and were to be, came into being in 1875. Church &ife 1870 was a year punctuated by forward-looking activity on the part of several religious bodies. Trinity Lutheran School was organized, first located in a structure on Walnut Street, between Olive Street and Washington Avenue. From there the school was moved in 1893 to a building adjoining the church on Oak Street. Again, in 195i, the structure built in 1893 was razed and a modern school building was erected on the site. In 1870 the Baptist Church, later known as the Whiting Memorial, was instituted. -)o
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