1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr was fatally wounded December 24, 1942 on the island of New Guinea. Burr covered an enemy grenade with his body to save his commanding officer and others. He died December 25 Christmas Day 1942. — — Map (db m39258) HM
In 1730 the French Government decided to destroy the Fox village on the shore of this lake because of the depredations of the Foxes on the fur traders. Capt. Morand came up the river with a large force of French soldiers and Menominee warriors. The . . . — — Map (db m57704) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m82657) HM WM
Prehistoric Indian Mound Replica
The last Indian mound of its kind in this area was located near this spot and known locally as the Hill of the Dead (Little Butte des Morts). This large mound, about sixty feet long, thirty feet wide, and . . . — — Map (db m71214) HM
Smith Park marks the northern limit of a large group of Native American burial mounds that once extended across the southeast shore of Doty Island. Three Effigy mounds are preserved here. The mounds were built between AD 700 and . . . — — Map (db m34399) HM
Size: 144’ x 35’
Construction: Concrete walls and steel gates
Built 1852. Rehabilitated 1937. Rebuilt 1978-1979.
Filling Time: About 4 min. Emptying Time: About 4 min.
Since its completion in 1856, the Fox River navigation . . . — — Map (db m77281) HM
First Sergeant Elmer J. Burr
The Isle of Valor is dedicated to the Menasha residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and “gave the last full measure of devotion.” Only two communities have had multiple residents . . . — — Map (db m96458) HM WM
God gave us sons
we gave them to our country
and our country gave them back to God
This building is erected by the
citizens of Menasha in sacred memory
of those from our city who gave their
lives in the service of our country.
. . . — — Map (db m39680) HM
Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Stumpf on April 25, 1967 in Vietnam's Quang Ngai Province made three trips under enemy machinegun fire to carry, on his back, three wounded members of his squad to safety. He also was instrumental in destroying enemy . . . — — Map (db m41771) HM
Wisconsin Central Railroad was formally organized in the National Hotel on this site by Judge George Reed and his associates, Feb. 4, 1871. Here the contracts were let for its construction and the first general office was located. The road secured . . . — — Map (db m22444) HM