University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The State of Wisconsin Collection

Page View

Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
(1958)

The 1870's,   pp. 29-[40] PDF (3.1 MB)


Page 30


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


Go up to Top of Page