Curtis Reed

Curtis Reed (HM1KGI)

Location: Menasha, WI 54952 Winnebago County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 12.052', W 88° 26.976'

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1815 - 1895

Curtis Reed, often referred to as the Father of Menasha, arrived from Vermont in June 1848, with dreams of harnessing the water power. He created the first building, built the first dam, and was instrumental in having the village chosen as the site of the government canal which opened Menasha for commerce and industry. Platting the village, Reed included a town square similar to those in his native New England. It became the center of public activities and events.

Reed was active in local affairs. He served as the first village president, as alderman, and as postmaster. He was one of the organizers of the Wisconsin Central Railroad. At the age of 75 he was elected Menasha's Mayor, filling the office with dignity for two terms. Much of the early development of our city can be attributed to the efforts of Curtis Reed.
Year Placed1991
Placed ByMenasha Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 384172 N 4895204
Decimal Degrees44.20086667, -88.44960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 12.052', W 88° 26.976'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 12' 3.12" N, 88° 26' 58.56" W
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Area Code(s)920
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 142-150 Main St, Menasha WI 54952, US
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