Laughing Waters | On a Runabout Town
In Wisconsin, United States
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CACHE LOCATED AT N44°1A.BCD W88°2E.FGH
This cache is another is the series that attempt to provide more insight into the past and how we used to get around back then.
It is interesting to follow the progression of transportation in the valley at the turn of the century before rail and automobile took over as the major modes of transportation. It's hard for us to imagine a time when more people got from point A to point B by ferry on the Fox or electric car, but that is just how it was back then.
Here are a few pictures of some of the interesting methods of getting around town, some with historical significance.
All you have to do is match a name from the list to there various methods of getting around town in the picture.
B: Clark -(A+H)
C: Menasha -(A+G)
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 12/2/2012 2:08:58 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (10:08 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum