Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Yes Virginia, There IS a James Island

September 5, 1970, Appleton Post-Crescent
We've visited James Island in the past and but it took this article for me to discover it'd been left off official maps for a long, long time. (Sometimes I am so blind to the obvious.)

Nevertheless, it might have given Menashans a complex enough to secede, as Winneconne tried to do in 1967 after being left off the official state road map.  But obviously, cooler heads prevailed in our case.  In time, Menasha has taken ownership of the island, enough so that it is listed as one of its "Special Use Parks and Facilities" in the city's Open Space and Recreation Facilities Plan of 2007.

1 comment:

  1. My mom remembers that an old hermit had a hut there around 1948 and she and her friends used to poke around when he was gone.