Located in the east-central part of the state of Wisconsin and a city in Outagamie, Winnebago, sn the Calumet counties. The city sits along the Fox River, which is just north of Lake Winnebago and about30 miles southwest of Green Bay. The Menominee, Fox, and Ho-Chunk Nation Indians inhabited the area originally which was then visited by the French explorer. Fur trading soo followed, and after which, settlement in the area was then encouraged when Lawrence University was established, and the rise of the river’s abundant waterpower. The first settlement that was established was called Grand Chute but was then changed to Appleton, in honor of the early university donor.
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