The town is named after Samuel Appleton, the father-in-law of the founder of Lawrence University—the most famous landmark in Appleton. The town has an estimated population of over 70,000, most of whom are descendents of German, Polish or Dutch immigrants.
The climate is warm in summer with an average temperature of 25°C, while in winter it tends to get extremely cold with an average temperature of –9°C. ... More Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.
Appleton is the largest of the ‘Fox Cities’—a number of communities on the Fox River. It is the centre of the papermaking industry and the place where the famous magician, Harry Houdini grew up.
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