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    Wisconsin Hometown Stories

    Eau Claire: The First Eau Claire

    The Ojibwe and Sioux found the Eau Claire-area rich in resources.

    Eau Claire: The First Eau Claire

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Eau Claire: Old Abe

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    Eau Claire: Old Abe

    Old Abe, a bald eagle, became the mascot during the Civil War before retiring.

    Eau Claire: Old Abe

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Eau Claire: The Second Eau Claire

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    Eau Claire: The Second Eau Claire

    New industries took hold in Eau Claire, including the Gillette Tire Company.

    Eau Claire: The Second Eau Claire

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Eau Claire: Flying Eagles

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    Eau Claire: Flying Eagles

    Norwegian immigrants brought ski jumping to Eau Claire in the 1880s.

    Eau Claire: Flying Eagles

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Eau Claire: Improvisation

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    Eau Claire: Improvisation

    The revival of the local arts led to Eau Claire drawing attention as an arts destination.

    Eau Claire: Improvisation

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Eau Clarie: Breaking Barriers

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    Eau Clarie: Breaking Barriers

    Henry Aaron played for the minor league team the Eau Claire Bears.

    Eau Clarie: Breaking Barriers

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha Preview

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    Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha Preview

    Film, archival images, and interviews illustrate the rich history of two Wisconsin cities.

    Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha Preview

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Neenah-Menasha: Better Than Cotton

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    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 Neenah-Menasha: Rivalry

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    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: Wood and Wheat

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    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: Paper

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    Neenah-Menasha: Paper

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

    Neenah-Menasha: Paper

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Neenah-Menasha: Retooling

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    Neenah-Menasha: Retooling

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

    Neenah-Menasha: Retooling

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

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    Neenah-Menasha: Building Communities

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

    Neenah-Menasha: Building Communities

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Neenah-Menasha: Makers

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    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 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: Sawdust City

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    Oshkosh: Sawdust City

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

    Oshkosh: Sawdust City

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Oshkosh: Oshkosh by Gosh

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    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: Fire and Waters

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    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 Oshkosh: Women's Suffrage

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    Oshkosh: Women's Suffrage

    The suffragette movement reached Oshkosh as women gained career opportunities.

    Oshkosh: Women's Suffrage

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Oshkosh: Strike

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    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: Modern Whirl

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    Oshkosh: Modern Whirl

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

    Oshkosh: Modern Whirl

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

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    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

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    Juneau County: Major Attraction

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

    Juneau County: Major Attraction

    Video thumbnail: Wisconsin Hometown Stories Juneau County: Early History

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    Juneau County: Early History

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

    Juneau County: Early History