Enjoy these personal stories and reminiscences of life in Oshkosh by "ordinary people," current or former Oshkosh residents who may be your neighbors, friends or even family members! Written in their own words, our writers share their childhood memories, recollections of ordinary life, and memories of famous or little-known Oshkosh events. Arranged by time period (oldest to newest):
- Movies at School by Steve
- Dime Stores by Steve
- World War II by Ron
- The Movies by Ron
- The Corner Grocery Store by Ron
- Crabbing by Larry
- Pickles by Steve
- Those Great Saturday Movies by Susan
- Tuberculosis Treatment at Sunnyview Hospital by Audrey
- Kids Parade by Steve
- Summer at the Park by Mike
- Tornado by Steve
- Air Conditioning by Steve
- The Dead Quarry by Larry
- Collecting Dynamite Wire by Larry
- Jeschke's Grocery and Tavern by Jean
- Our Dad had been in Sunnyview Also by Sondra
Visit the Stories often because we will continue to add new stories (and label them "new.") You can browse the stories by clicking 'Next story' after you finish one story or 'Stories and Snapshots Home' to return to this page to select a specific story.
Although our first set of stories describes what it was like "in the old days," we also want recollections of more recent times so future generations will know what life was like in Oshkosh in the 21st Century. We encourage you to share your own recollections, anecdotes and stories of life in the old days or recent times. We have a few simple guidelines for submission that we ask you to follow.
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