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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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192 I: Wisconsin becomes first state 
      to pass law eliminating all legal 
      discrimination against women. 
 1922: Benito Mussolini establishes 
      Fascist government in Italy. 
      Poet T. S. Eliot writes "The 
      Waste Land." 
      Songwriter Irving Berlin 
      composes "April Showers." 
      Emily Post writes her book, 
      "Etiquette." 
      Insulin first administered to 
      diabetics. 
      Ghandi sentenced to six years 
      in jail for civil disobedience. 
1923: George Gershwin writes 
     "Rhapsody in Blue." 
     Pres. Warren G. Harding dies; 
     Vice-President Calvin Coolidge 
     becomes president. 
     First birth control clinic opens 
     in New York. 
     Time magazine is founded. 
1925: Hitler publishes Mein Kampf; 
     reorganizes Nazi party. 
     Appleton native Edna Ferber 
     writes So Big, a novel that wins 
     Pulitzer Prize. 
     School teacher John Scopes is 
     tried for violating Tennessee law 
     prohibiting teaching of 
     evolution. He is defended by 
     Clarence Darrow. After being 
     convicted, Scopes os then 
     acquitted on a technicality. 
     The Charleston becomes 
     popular. 
enay to Mrs. 
fore worthy of deep 
tiful, fitting, and 
ness of your heart 
Jeep and beyond 
reciation of your 
If. 
   .... W I [lIe organ souncs me cieep music or me 
soul it means more than that to me. I lose myself in its 
beauty because of the giver and the spirit of her gift.... 
ItI 
The news about the church's new 
organ and its dedication was cov- 
ered in the local newspapers. 
According to one newspaper article, 
the organ cost $25,000. Shortly after 
the dedication service on Sunday, 
February 18, 1934, a fire broke out 
and threatened the new organ (as 
well as the church building itself). 
Fortunately, the fire was spotted 
soon after it started and was put out 
quickly and "the organ was not 
damaged excepting perhaps by 
water." 


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