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Menasha paper mill with long history goes up in flames

Fire at Whiting Mill in Menasha. Courtesy: Neenah Menasha Fire Rescue
Posted at 3:31 PM, May 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-03 16:31:41-04

MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — A shuttered paper mill with a history dating back to 1882 has been decimated by fire in Menasha.

Firefighters remained on the scene of the fire at the Whiting Mill Monday morning. Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue posted on Facebook that the massive fire that started Sunday was under control.

Menasha Mayor Don Merkes posted on Facebook that it was a great loss to the city's history. The paper mill near the base of the Fox Cities Trestle Trail closed in 2016 after a 134-year history. The mill was known as the George A. Whiting Paper Co.

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