Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Monday, July 13, 2015

Posing Proudly

Otto Beaton (extreme right, front row) posed proudly in June of 1926 when he became the foreman of the pail factory at the Menasha Wooden Ware.  He had joined the firm 16 years earlier as a lathe operator.  The smaller photo is that of a barrel factory crew, date undetermined.
In October 1964, when the Menasha Corporation broke ground in the Town of Neenah for its new plant and headquarters after the devastating fire of that summer, the then-88 year old Otto Beaton, the oldest pensioner of the firm at the time, helped turn the first shovel of dirt that day.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful way to highlight a decidated and loyal employee; and citizen of Menasha. Thanks for making this blog so interesting. Agree with several others that are calling for a sequel to the Menasha book. A great opportunity to put Menasha in such a historical perspective for all to enjoy.