Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Thursday, July 13, 2017

History Lesson

June 10, 1962, Appleton Post-Crescent
Perhaps I'm retreading old ground here and you may already know these stories, but it's always nice to check in once in a while and see how Menasha's history is handled by various writers.  Of course, this being my blog, I tend to go backwards than forward, so here today is a little synopsis of Menasha history from Post-Crescent writer Charlie House in 1962.  That year, he travelled around the area and did these mini-histories about local communities every week or so. At some future time, I'll feature the Neenah story, if only for the comparison and because Menasha has been joined to Neenah's hip since the 1850's.  (And for the Menasha purists who may think such a story has no place in a Menasha blog the way some Facebook people think their city's groups are sacred cows, consider it a one day lesson in tolerance and besides, you may learn something.)

1 comment:

  1. King of Cymry had an impeccable bloodline and was bought as a yearling for $2500, or 500 guineas. I hardly doubt the second half of that story. Captain MacKinnon brought King of Cymry to Menasha at the same time he brought the blooded ox, Menasha Mac.