Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Henry C. Tate

In 1908, P.V. Lawson's book, History, Winnebago County, Wisconsin: Its Cities, Towns, Resources, People, he detailed how a Mr. Henry Tate (Tait) established the first hotel in Menasha, when it was a mere blip on the map.  The ad below from an Oshkosh newspaper from 1849, details the wonders of this new village and beckons all "seekers of fortune or pleasure" to come north and make his fortune. 
July 18, 1849, Oshkosh Free Democrat

1 comment:

  1. It is great to know the origin of Tate's Island. Thanks David for keeping us filled with information about our wonderful city. Hope you write another book on Menasha as the one you wrote is super and there is more to tell!.