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Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Island Paper Mill and dam in Menasha

Date:  date unknown

Description: People on recreational boats wait for the Menasha Locks to open into the Fox River.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A drawing from Harney's "History of Winnebago County" of E.L. Mathewson's home on Doty Island.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A stereograph of the town square and Main Street. The three-story building visible in the center of the photograph was operated as the National Hotel. It w...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Main Street looking east toward the Fox River and the boat landing. Lake Winnebago is visible in the distance.

Date: 1886-12 

Description: This map is ink and pen on tracing cloth and shows land ownership by name, canals, local streets, section lines, and original low water lines in blue. The...

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Date: 1900 

Description: Sanborn-Perris fire insurance maps for city of Menasha.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The corner of Main Street and Tayco Street looking south towards Doty Island. The slanting timbers controlled the primitive draw bridge across the canal.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A stereograph of the Menasha Wooden Ware factory.

Date: 1963-29 

Description: A diagonal view down the canal of the Menasha Woodenware Company. Along the opposite side of the canal are boxcars on an elevated railroad track over the w...

Date: 1963-06-16 

Description: View across parking lot towards the Kimberly-Clark Paper Company plant.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A stereograph of the town square and Main Street. The three-story building visible in the center of the photograph was operated as the National Hotel. It w...

Date: 1963-09-14 

Description: The Marathon Paper Corporation plant along the historic Fox River canal.

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Description: Exterior view from road of the Elisha D. Smith Library. The library opened in 1898 funded with a gift of $20,000 from E.D. Smith. Over the main entrance, a...

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Description: Interior view of the Elisha D. Smith Library. The library opened in 1898 funded with a gift of $20,000 from E.D. Smith. Lower left of photograph reads: "Va...

Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Photograph

National Hotel

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The National Hotel on town square off of Main Street.

Date: 1963-09-29 

Description: The Menasha Woodenware plant and water tower on Doty Island from across the Fox River canal, with a small railroad dolly in the foreground.

Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

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