Menasha

/meuh nash"euh/, n.
a city in E Wisconsin. 14,728.

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      city, Winnebago and Calumet counties, east-central Wisconsin, U.S. It lies along Lake Winnebago and the north channel of the Fox River, just south of Appleton and 30 miles (50 km) south of Green Bay. Menasha, with the adjoining city of Neenah on the south channel of the Fox River, forms a single economic and social unit. Menominee, Fox, and Ho-Chunk Nation (Winnebago (Ho-Chunk)) Indians were early inhabitants of the area, which was visited by the French explorer Jean Nicolet (Nicolet, Jean) in 1634. In 1673 the French explorers Jacques Marquette (Marquette, Jacques) and Louis Jolliet (Jolliet, Louis) traveled southward down the Fox and through Lake Winnebago on their journey to the Mississippi River. Menasha was settled in 1848 and took its name from a Native American word meaning “settlement on the island.” The city developed flour and later paper mills using the river's waterpower and is a leading producer of paper products. Printing, publishing, and packaging are also important. The city is the seat of the two-year University of Wisconsin (Wisconsin, University of)–Fox Valley (1960); its campus houses a planetarium and an earth sciences museum. High Cliff State Park is across the lake. Inc. 1874. Pop. (1990) 14,711; (2000) 16,331.

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  • Menasha — Menasha, WI U.S. city in Wisconsin Population (2000): 16331 Housing Units (2000): 7271 Land area (2000): 5.256436 sq. miles (13.614107 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.418228 sq. miles (3.673193 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.674664 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Menasha, WI — U.S. city in Wisconsin Population (2000): 16331 Housing Units (2000): 7271 Land area (2000): 5.256436 sq. miles (13.614107 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.418228 sq. miles (3.673193 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.674664 sq. miles (17.287300 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Menasha — Menasha, Postort in der Grafschaft Winnebago des Staates Wisconsin (Nordamerika) am Neenah River u. Ausfluß des Winnebagosees; Eisenschmelzerei, mehre Fabriken, Vereinigten Staaten Landamt; 1800 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Menasha — Menasha, Stadt in der Grafschaft Winnebago des nordamerikan. Staates Wisconsin, am Ausfluß des Fox River aus dem Winnebagosee, Bahnknotenpunkt und Dampferstation (nach Fond du Lac), hat ausgiebige Wasserkraft, Holzstoff und Papierfabriken und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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