Neenah History Fountain

Photographed April 17, 2015
Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
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The fountain is located along the Neenah Riverwalk at Shattuck Park on westbound East Wisconsin Avenue, west of its intersection with Oak Street, at the entrance to the Neenah Riverwalk, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956.

NOTE: The fountain's water was turned off at the time of my visit.

Click here to view all markers / memorials at Neenah Riverwalk | Shattuck Park.

Donated by
John J. & Ethel D. Keller
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

1849 - Irish immigrants begin
building a series of locks and
canals designed to connect
the Great Lakes with the
Mississippi River. The lock
and canal project was
completed in 1852, spurring
commercial development.

1843 - Harrison Reed, a
Milwaukee newspaperman
buys 562 acres of Indian land
from the U.S. government
for $4,700. He names the
area Neenah, the Winnebago
word for "water".

1820 - Doty's expedition
reaches the site now known
as Kimberly Point Park.
Thrilled by the beautiful
point and excellent shoreline,
Doty determines to make
this area his home.

1820 - Nineteen year old [sic]
James Doty leads an
expedition to the unknown
area west of Lake Michigan,
south of Lake Superior,
north of the Illinois Territory
and east of the Mississippi.

1885 - Neenah-Menasha
Gas & Electric Co. brings
electric lights to Neenah's
streets three years
prior to the lighting of the
White House.

 1872 - Local industrialists
Kimberly, Clark, Shattuck,
and Babcock pooled
their savings and formed a
partnership known as
Kimberly Clark 7 Co. From
this modest beginning grew a
company that has carried
Neenah's name throughout
the world.

1859 - The first recordable
yacht race occurs on Lake
Winnebago with Governor
James Doty's son steering the
winning boat. The Neenah
Yacht Club was organized
in 1864.

1854 - The Neenah dam is
the first built on the
Fox River. The lock and
dam system opened the river
to navigation and commerce.

With the Neenah Channel, fed by Lake Winnebago, and the
W. G. Bryan Bridge visible in the background.

The fountain is located at Neenah's Shattuck Park.

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