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By Keith L, August 21, 2010
1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr Marker
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — 1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr
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
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — 40 — Butte des Morts(Hill of the Dead)
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
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Curtis Reed1815 - 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 . . . — Map (db m82657) HM WM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Fritse Park - Indian Mound ReconstructionA Sense of Place — Rebuilding the past
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
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Indian Effigy Mounds
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
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — 6 — Jean Nicolet Monument
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Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Menasha LockBuilders and Owners of the Fox River Locks — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails
Size: 144’ x 35’ Lift: 9.7’ 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
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — 564 — Menasha’s Isle of Valor
Side 1 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
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building
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
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Stumpf
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 (Winnebago County), Menasha — 30 — Wisconsin Central Railroad
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 a . . . — Map (db m22444) HM

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