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

Transportation,   pp. 424-429 PDF (1.6 MB)


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TRANSPORTATION
Menominee Indian Reservation, and when Marvin Hughitt, Presi-
dent of the Chicago and Northwestern, refused to provide trackage
into the area, they decided to build their own line. So they employed
C. H. Hartley, of Oshkosh, a former division superintendent of the
Northwestern, to act as general manager, and construction was
started north from Shawano in 19o6.
   In stages, the Wisconsin and Northern was extended north through
 Neopit, White Lake and Crandon to Argonne on the east and west
 line of the Soo and south from Shawano to Black Creek and Appleton
 before the final extension which brought the trains to Neenah.
   This line was sold soon after to the Soo Line, which actually gave
Neenah its fourth railroad, since the Wisconsin Central, though oper-
ated by the Soo Line, is in reality an independent road.
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 (For history of Interurban Service, see section "Electric Light, Elec-
 tric Power and Interurban Service.")
Q,4ir Travel
THE North Central Airlines (formerly named Wiscensin Central Air-
lines) has served Neenah since 1948, when the Oshkosh airport be-
came usable for the company's planes.
  Presently its aircraft fleet numbers twenty 25-passenger DC-3's.
  Starting in 1948 with non-scheduled intrastate flight service, the
North Central now offers regular service, not only to Chicago, Mil-
waukee and St. Paul-Minneapolis, but to 43 cities in North Dakota,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.
  Early scheduled service was directed from Madison. In 1952 the
company moved its general offices to Wold-Chamberlain Field, Min-
neapolis-St. Paul.
  The year 1958 marks their tenth anniversary of operations as a
scheduled interstate carrier.
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