Nostalgia – March 2021

Life on the Locks by Christine Williams The 275-mile river system that includes the Fox and Lower Wisconsin Rivers extends from Green Bay to Prairie du Chien. Beginning in the 1820s, government and private interests began to view the route as a direct water highway to...

Nostalgia – Jan/Feb 2021

Manufacturing Fun: Toys in Appleton by Gwen Hinz Sargeant Appleton is known for the paper industry but did you know Appleton had a thriving toy manufacturing business starting in 1882?  Daniel Walters and Michael Bauer formed the first toy company in Appleton in 1882...

Nostalgia – November 2020

Myth and Mystery of Kate Blood Miller by Gwen Hinz Sargeant The chill is in the air this fall and the winds are blowing.  Blowing on that wind is a myth about Kate Blood, a tale of epic proportions. Kate Blood’s grave is in section W at Riverside Cemetery, close to...
Nostalgia – September 2020

Nostalgia – September 2020

What’s In an Appleton Street Name? by Gwen Hinz Sargeant Have you ever driven, bicycled, or walked around Appleton and wondered, “Where did that street name come from?” Appleton is made up of an extensive network of streets and avenues.  To understand how...