Laughing Waters | You're Outta Here
In Wisconsin, United States
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By now you've spent a great deal of time getting around this small town of Menasha and soaking in its uniques historical points of interest and little treasures. This town has a rich history as you've no doubt come to appreciate, and like all towns in Wisconsin, it's had its ups and its downs but is fortunate to be feeling pretty good about itself of late, thanks to hard working citizens and insightful town officials and representatives - all with a strong and vibrant vision for the future.
This is a final recap of everything you've come to know (and some stuff you haven't) about Menasha by doing the Laughing Waters series and one last chance to get a cache before you reach the city limits.
A: Menominee make the first of two treaties ceding their lands on the lower Fox River to the federal government.
B(+1): Federal land offices transferred from Green Bay to Menasha, making it the center of all real estate transactions in the state.
C: First industrial union organized at Marathon Corp. following the National Labor Relations Act.
D: New Tayco Street bridge opened with bascule lift mandated by War Department and the new width of the highway.
E(+1): Racine Street bridge constructed at a cost of $500,000. Dave Koslo welcomed home with parade after pitching for the New York Giants in the World Series.
F(+1): Village board underwrites the cost of relocating the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad across the river and canal.
G: Koslo Park is dedicated in memory of Dave Koslo.
H: Declining membership forces Germania Society to fold, but Germania Hall remains open.
I: Federal government takes over ownership of the Fox-Wisconsin waterway.
J: Whiting Paper Mill explodes during fire, killing 16 spectators and firemen.
MENASHA: Named after the Indian word Menashay meaning “settlement on the island,” along with its sister city Neenah meaning “clear water” they are collectively also taken to mean "Laughing Waters" for the sounds that emanated from the twin falls on either side of the island.
This series will not only introduce you to the city of Menasha, but also give you some significant historical knowledge about this town which many drive through just to get from the north side of the Valley to the south. So, the next time you pass through town, you might want to take a little time to look around and appreciate its many unique offerings and establishments.
A huge thanks to Alderman Taylor for providing even deeper historical insight and information than I was able to obtain. It is our hope that after doing the series you will be inclined to stop for a bit the next time you drive through town and appreciate what a unique little community it has been and continues to be by re-inventing itself.
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Last Updated: on 9/27/2012 1:56:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:56 PM GMT)
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