A blog which supplements my two books, Menasha, and Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
More on the Doty Island Driving Park
A reader of this blog, Don Nussbaum, was so kind as to share with me (and us) some newspaper articles he'd collected regarding the driving park. As he stated yesterday in the comments section, the original name for the association was the Menasha Driving Park Association and these articles prove bear that out. It was only ten years later, in 1879 that the designation was altered to the new name after some changes in the membership of the association.
Island City Times, July 11, 1868
Island City Times, July 25, 1868
Island City Times, August 22, 1868
Neenah City Times, June 13, 1879
Tomorrow, we look at the news reports of the first day of operation at the park.