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Wisconsin Hometown Stories
Wisconsin Hometown Stories
Eau Claire: The First Eau Claire
The Ojibwe and Sioux found the Eau Claire-area rich in resources.
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Eau Claire: Old Abe
Old Abe, a bald eagle, became the mascot during the Civil War before retiring.
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Eau Claire: The Second Eau Claire
New industries took hold in Eau Claire, including the Gillette Tire Company.
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Eau Claire: Flying Eagles
Norwegian immigrants brought ski jumping to Eau Claire in the 1880s.
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Eau Claire: Improvisation
The revival of the local arts led to Eau Claire drawing attention as an arts destination.
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Eau Clarie: Breaking Barriers
Henry Aaron played for the minor league team the Eau Claire Bears.
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Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha Preview
Film, archival images, and interviews illustrate the rich history of two Wisconsin cities.
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Neenah-Menasha: Better Than Cotton
Wartime research fuels Kimberly-Clark Corp.'s invention of two ground-breaking products.
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Competition between land speculators led to the founding of two separate settlements.
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Neenah-Menasha: Wood and Wheat
Pioneer industries, powered by the Fox River, expand in both cities.
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Papermaking becomes profitable in Neenah, and expands throughout the Fox River Valley.
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As industries faced tough competition, both cities found ways to reinvent themselves.
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Neenah-Menasha: Building Communities
Industrial wealth is channeled into solving the pressing problems of the day.
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Locally-owned industries make a wide variety of products, and provided thousands of jobs.
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Oshkosh: Naming the City
Oshkosh was named & founded around the wetlands, rivers and lakes of the Fox River Valley.
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Oshkosh: Sawdust City
Situated between the Fox and Wolf rivers, Oshkosh was an ideal city for lumber mills.
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Oshkosh: Oshkosh by Gosh
Using its memorable name, Oshkosh built a reputation as a center for innovation.
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Oshkosh: Fire and Waters
Despite five great fires, architect William Waters helped expand and improve Oshkosh.
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Oshkosh: Women's Suffrage
The suffragette movement reached Oshkosh as women gained career opportunities.
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The Spanish American War put a strain on families, and Oshkosh woodworkers went on strike.
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Oshkosh: Modern Whirl
Oshkosh became an artistic hub and home to the EAA airshow, revitalizing the city.
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Juneau County: The Drainage Dream
The failure of wetland farming led to the establishment of the Necedah Wildlife Refuge.
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Juneau County: Major Attraction
Glacial waters left vast areas of poor land that became a major attraction for the county.
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Juneau County: Early History
Native Americans, railroads, and glacial waters affected Juneau County's early history.
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