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A little about Appleton

On the northwest shore of Lake Winnebago, Appleton is the largest city in an urban area known as the Fox Cities. The Fox Cities area includes nineteen communities along the Fox River and Lake Winnebago that boomed in the early 20th century producing paper products. Today the Fox Cities are known as Wisconsin’s Shopping Place. A large regional mall and many galleries, antique and specialty shops offer plenty of shopping options. Appleton is the cultural heart of the Fox Cities and is home to a spectacular performing arts center. Discover museums focusing on favorite son Harry Houdini, the paper industry, and one of the largest children’s museums in the Midwest. The elegant Hearthstone Historic House offers a tour of the past. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, and Kaukauna’s Wisconsin International Raceway provide plenty of sports entertainment.

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The history of Appleton

Fur traders seeking to do business with Fox River Valley Native Americans were the first European settlers in Appleton. Hippolyte Grignon built the White Heron in 1835 to house his family and serve as an inn and trading post. The community was incorporated as a city on March 2, 1857,[11] with Amos Storey as its first mayor. Early in the 20th century, it adopted the commission form of government. In 1890, 11,869 people lived in Appleton. The paper industry, beginning with the building of the first paper mill in the city in 1853, has been at the forefront of the development of Appleton. In order to provide electricity to the paper industry, the nation's first hydro-electric central station, the Vulcan Street Plant on the Fox River, began operation on September 30, 1882. The power plant also powered the Hearthstone House, the first residence in the world powered by a centrally located hydroelectric station using the Edison system.

Contact Information

Address:
3433 W. College Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin
54914

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Businesses in Appleton, Wisconsin

Here is a collection of local Appleton, Wisconsin businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Coventry Glassworks & Gallery

Art

See creation of light and color

 

Lake Winnebago Walleyes

Boating

Professional fishing guide service

 

Avenue Jewelers

Jewelry

Jewelry designs handcrafted

 

CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel

Lodging

73 room boutique hotel

 

Chaska Golf Course

Museums / Attractions

For those that live golf

 

Cozzy Corner

Restaurants

Authentic Soulfood

 

Home Burger Bar

Restaurants

Burgers unlike all others

 

IL Angolo Resto-Bar

Restaurants

Mediterranean fine dining

 

RYE

Restaurants

Rye offers a refined comfort food

 

The Cake Guru

Restaurants

Cupcakes, tortes, bars, cookies and signature cakes

 

Spa BenMarNico's

Services

A luxury, full service spa and salon

 

Anderson Pens

Shopping

Vintage & modern writing instruments and stationary

 

Appleton Bicycle Shop

Shopping

Established in 1939

 

Appleton Import Records

Shopping

A small, quirky shop with piles of records

 

Appleton Souvenir & Cigar Co.

Shopping

Appleton's premier smoke shop and cigar lounge

 

Blue Moon Emporium

Shopping

Local independent artists and designers.

 

Eco Candle

Shopping

Soy and beeswax candles, handmade soap

 

hey, daisy!

Shopping

Where fabulous applies to everything from cards to clothes.

 

The Reel Shot

Shopping

Fishing & Archery Pro Shop

 

Appleton Beer Factory

Winery / Brewery

We have an obvious and delicious priority - beer!.