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Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Neenah-Menasha: Wood and Wheat

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Neenah-Menasha: Wood and Wheat

Pioneer industries, powered by the Fox River, expand in both cities.

Neenah-Menasha: Wood and Wheat

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Neenah-Menasha: Rivalry

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Neenah-Menasha: Rivalry

Competition between land speculators led to the founding of two separate settlements.

Neenah-Menasha: Rivalry

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Neenah-Menasha: Retooling

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Neenah-Menasha: Retooling

As industries faced tough competition, both cities found ways to reinvent themselves.

Neenah-Menasha: Retooling

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Neenah-Menasha: Paper

Papermaking becomes profitable in Neenah, and expands throughout the Fox River Valley.

Neenah-Menasha: Paper

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Neenah-Menasha: Makers

Locally-owned industries make a wide variety of products, and provided thousands of jobs.

Neenah-Menasha: Makers

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Neenah-Menasha: Building Communities

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Neenah-Menasha: Building Communities

Industrial wealth is channeled into solving the pressing problems of the day.

Neenah-Menasha: Building Communities

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Neenah-Menasha: Better Than Cotton

Wartime research fuels Kimberly-Clark Corp.'s invention of two ground-breaking products.

Neenah-Menasha: Better Than Cotton

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Oshkosh: Women's Suffrage

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Oshkosh: Women's Suffrage

The suffragette movement reached Oshkosh as women gained career opportunities.

Oshkosh: Women's Suffrage

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Oshkosh: Strike

The Spanish American War put a strain on families, and Oshkosh woodworkers went on strike.

Oshkosh: Strike

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Oshkosh: Sawdust City

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Oshkosh: Sawdust City

Situated between the Fox and Wolf rivers, Oshkosh was an ideal city for lumber mills.

Oshkosh: Sawdust City

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Oshkosh: Oshkosh by Gosh

Using its memorable name, Oshkosh built a reputation as a center for innovation.

Oshkosh: Oshkosh by Gosh

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Oshkosh: Naming the City

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Oshkosh: Naming the City

Oshkosh was named & founded around the wetlands, rivers and lakes of the Fox River Valley.

Oshkosh: Naming the City

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Oshkosh: Modern Whirl

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Oshkosh: Modern Whirl

Oshkosh became an artistic hub and home to the EAA airshow, revitalizing the city.

Oshkosh: Modern Whirl

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Oshkosh: Fire and Waters

Despite five great fires, architect William Waters helped expand and improve Oshkosh.

Oshkosh: Fire and Waters

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Juneau County: Two Governors

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Juneau County: Two Governors

The county produced two governors: Mauston’s Orland Loomis, and Elroy’s Tommy Thompson.

Juneau County: Two Governors

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Juneau County: The Drainage Dream

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Juneau County: The Drainage Dream

The failure of wetland farming led to the establishment of the Necedah Wildlife Refuge.

Juneau County: The Drainage Dream

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Juneau County: Major Attraction

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Juneau County: Major Attraction

Glacial waters left vast areas of poor land that became a major attraction for the county.

Juneau County: Major Attraction

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Juneau County - I Hope To Do Something Brave

Early Civil War volunteers fought with distinction as part of the Iron Brigade.

Juneau County - I Hope To Do Something Brave

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Juneau County: Early History

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Juneau County: Early History

Native Americans, railroads, and glacial waters affected Juneau County's early history.

Juneau County: Early History

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Juneau County: Cranberries

Advances in growing the native cranberry created an iconic Wisconsin industry.

Juneau County: Cranberries

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Juneau County: Camp Douglas History

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Juneau County: Camp Douglas History

Starting as a railroad lumber camp, Camp Douglas was built and rebuilt with pride.

Juneau County: Camp Douglas History

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Wausau

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Wausau tells the story of a city's community pride.

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Wausau

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Wausau: Wisconsin's First Homebuilt Airplane

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Wausau: Wisconsin's First Homebuilt Airplane

Aviation historians Michael Goc & Robert Wylie tell the story of John Schwister's flight.

Wausau: Wisconsin's First Homebuilt Airplane

Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Wausau: White Pine and Water Power

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Wausau: White Pine and Water Power

Lumber milling at Big Bull Falls created the earliest Wausau settlement.

Wausau: White Pine and Water Power