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Images of America
Appleton, Wisconsin
Author Bio:  The Appleton Historical 
Society was formed in 2010 to preserve the 
history of Appletons industry, business, and 
people. The society regularly hosts events to 
bring the citys history to the public for 
their enjoyment. Gwen Sargeant led the 
committee to create a community-inspired 
book. Images of America: Appleton contains 
photographs from the Appleton Historical 
Society, Lawrence University, the History 
Museum at the Castle, and the private 
collections of many Appleton natives. 


Appletons rich beginnings found their source 
at Lawrence Institute, the university in the 
woods, on the Fox River. Rev. Henry Colman 
and Rev. William Sampson chose the bluff on 
the river for the site of the institute. Amos 
A. Lawrence donated $10,000, and the building 
began in July 1848. It was with axe and hook 
that the first settlers cleared the land for 
Lawrence and Appleton. The city was made up 
of three villages: Martin (Grand Chute), 
Appleton, and Lawesburg. In 1857, the 
villages joined together to form the city of 
Appleton. Amos Story was the citys first 
mayor. Appletons industry grew on the banks 
of the Fox River, including hydroelectricity 
and paper.

Written by The Appleton Historical 
Published by Arcadia Publishing
February 2015 Release
6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches, 128 pages, 
Paperback Book - 217 Black & White Images  
ISBN 978-1-4671-1330-4
Now in Stock!
Price    $21.99