Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Neenah-Menasha: Wood and Wheat

Clip: Special | 14m 40s

Dams captured the constant flow of the Fox River, which powered the growth of early industries. Mills processed wood into woodenware products, and the wheat from pioneer farms into flour. Ironically, the canal system that was the focus of settlement quickly became obsolete with the coming of the railroads. With direct access to Chicago via rail, both communities grew rapidly.

Aired: 07/31/17

Rating: NR

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Funded in part by major support from Richard and Amy Jo Aylward and the Aylward Family of Neenah, Mary and John Sensenbrenner, Bergstrom Automotive, Community First Credit Union, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., Daniel and Mame Heaney, Thomas J. Prosser, and Theda and Tamblin Clark Smith Family Foundation, with additional support from Alta Resources, John and Katherine Davis, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Legacy Private Trust Company, Bettie Hill, Miron Construction Company, Friends of Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin History Fund, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.