Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Neenah-Menasha: Rivalry

Clip: Special | 9m 34s

On an early canoe expedition, future Territorial Governor James Doty visited an island, with the Fox River flowing around it in two channels. When the U.S. government opened the land for settlement, Doty returned as a land speculator. A clash of ambitions between other town-builders led to the establishment of the rival settlements of Neenah and Menasha—one along each river channel.

Aired: 07/31/17

Rating: NR

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