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
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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