Fox River Paper Company 1883

Photographed November 18, 2014
Erected 2010 by John Bergstrom
Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
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The Fox River Flour and Paper Company was founded in 1883 by W.G. and J.H. Whorton, S.K. Wambold and G.W. Spaulding. The 75-worker company had both the flour grinding mill and paper machines housed in one building because both used water power from the mighty Fox River. Eventually renamed the Fox River Paper Company, it encompassed three separate mills: Ravine Mill (1882), Lincoln Mill (1887) and Fox River Mill (1893). In 1887, the Company showcased the first continuous system for air-drying and cockle finishing in the United States. For more than 100 years, the Fox River Paper Company was a leader in the manufacture of quality writing and printing papers.
Bergstrom | Legacy Park is located at the entrance to the Plexus Corporation plaza, at the west end of West Church Street, at its T-intersection with North Church Street, near 135 North Church Street, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956.

NOTE: The address for Plexus Corporation is 1 Plexus Way, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956

Legacy Park, located in downtown Neenah, Wisconsin, honors and illustrates a wealth of information on the origin, growth and importance of papermaking in the Fox Valley. The privately funded park was built around the existing base of the former Glatfelter / Bergstrom Paper Co. smokestack.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 7, 2007: Neenah [Paper, Inc.] buying Fox River [Paper Co.]

The marker is mounted at the base of the
former Glatfelter / Bergstrom Paper Co. smokestack.

The Chapel Street entrance to Bergstrom | Legacy Park.

 The Fox River Paper Company building in Appleton.
Photographed December 19, 2014

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