Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Neenah-Menasha: Paper

Clip: Special | 7m 58s

The Wisconsin Central Railroad provided an abundant supply of wood to the growing Menasha Woodenware Company. But the flour industry faced declining wheat yields, and steep competition from Minneapolis. Entrepreneurs found that the Fox River could provide the power and clean water needed for papermaking. The industry expanded outward, and impacted the entire region.

Aired: 07/31/17

Rating: NR

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