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Named after Chief Oshkosh in 1839, Oshkosh became an established city in 1853. In its early days, Oshkosh was Wisconsin’s second-largest city and the lumber capital of the world. Along with familiar Main Street views, the postcard images in this book reveal Oshkosh’s forgotten sites of the past such as Electric Park, Alexian Brothers Hospital, and Northern Hospital Zoo. Many of the city’s iconic sites that still stand today are also featured, including the Oshkosh Public Library, the Grand Opera House, and the Oshkosh Public Museum. This postcard collection presents a unique historical record of Oshkosh.
ISBN: 9781467105224
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 218
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Michelle Lokken is a local history enthusiast whose ancestry in Oshkosh goes back five generations. Michelle’s maternal grandfather, Harold E. Helm, was an avid collector of historical Oshkosh memorabilia and postcards. Using skills developed as a history student at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Michelle curated this volume from her family’s private collection along with the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society’s Harold E. Helm Postcard Collection.
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