Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Thursday, September 7, 2017


September 15, 1938, Appleton Post-Crescent
With all the hurricane activity lately, today I provide a weather story of note, if only because of its referral to "Libertyville: as a part of Menasha.  Regular readers of this blog may recall the city's efforts to rename (today we'd say "rebrand") the Dogtown neighborhood as "Libertyville," due to World War I patriotic fervor and the location of a memorial flag pole to honor all those who served in the Great War.  Well, as evidenced here, at least some 20 years later, it appeared in print, just the way that Mayor Remmel had wanted in 1918.  Perhaps the term had been used in print in the interim years as well, but that is a research project for another day.

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