1815 - 1895Curtis 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.
|Placed By||Menasha Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 384172 N 4895204|
|Decimal Degrees||44.20086667, -88.44960000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 12.052', W 88° 26.976'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 12' 3.12" N, 88° 26' 58.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 142-150 Main St, Menasha WI 54952, US|
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