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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. 27. 
1911: Wisconsin becomes first state 
      to: establish a workmen's 
      compensation law; enact a 
      state income tax; and support 
      vocational, technical, and adult 
      education. 
 Local highlights of the decade: Theda 
      Clark Hospital is built; Visiting 
      Nurses Association is founded; 
      Emergency Society is founded; 
      Neenah'sJ. A. Kimberly High 
      School opens; City receives 
      Carnegie grant to build Neenah 
      Public Library. 
 1910: Ole Evinrude (Milwaukee) 
      designs first commercially 
      successful gasoline outboard 
      engine for boats. 
1912: U.S. adds two new states: 
      Arizona and New Mexico. 
      S. S. Titanic sinks on maiden 
      voyage; 1,513 people drown. 
      Woodrow Wilson is elected 
      president. 
      War breaks out in Balkans. 
      16th amendment passes; U.S. 
      establishes Federal Income Tax. 
1914: Archduke Francis Ferdinand, 
     heir to Austrian throne, is 
     assassinated along with his wife 
     in Sarajevo, igniting Fi'rst World 
     War. 
     Wisconsin becomes first state 
     to establish statewide building 
     code for public buildings and 
     places of employment. 
T'he Junior Department gathered outside the church in 
1927. The sign board is announcing that the Neenah 
Public Schools will start on Sept. 12 and that Rally Day 
of the Sunday School will be held one day earlier, on 
Sept. I I. "Every Body Out!" 
A note from the 1918 Sunday School records: 
"No sessions of the school held Oct. 13, 20, 27, 
Nov. 3, on account of influenza epidemic." 
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