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When the train was making it's return trip from Salem he had me swing him down and we boarded the engine GP9. The engineer Walter Skinkle let me at the control stand to blow for the crossings all the way into Genoa City. At the time the roadbed was in such disrepair from deferred maintenance track speed was reduced to restricted speed. This was about and my railroad career started 12 years later. I'm looking for any of the maps and photos that was published in the book.
I've tried looking on the cnwhs. D I might have missed the link. She had ordered it through the mail back in the late 80's.
I remember her saying it was a self published book writen by a guy who worked the KD Line. I lended it out and never got it back. I am extremly interested in the KD Line. I read the KD Line book soo much there my mother graciously obtained an autographed copy of the book from the author himself. Ironically as an adult I now live in the area.
I would love to get copies of Pictures in the Bristol area to hang up in my train room. I know that you can still see the old ROW along 83rd St. I also know that the limestone bridge abutment over the Des Plaines River still exists.
Also to anyone who know the history of the area I was curious as to where the Ice House was on Lake Goerge. Please see my comments in another post regarding my interest in purchasing this line for the resumption of rail service in Anyone have information specific to Salem?
Now, Willow Creek cuts across the grade in several places and paved bike path that runs parallel to it have left the rail grade abandoned by hikers. There are several old photos of a locomotive crash on the line hanging on the wall of the Lone Rock Cafe, the concession stand on the south side of Pierce Lake near the boat launch.
There were several others, but, someone broke into the concession stand and stole them Other pieces of the r-o-w can be found, but you gotta look real carefully! The guy who wrote the book on the KD still lives in Hebron, and enjoys talking about railroads.
His house is across the street from the Grade School. Also, "Hebron Tower" was moved a mile or two north, converted to a house, and is still occupied today as a guest house at a nursery. I believe Hebron Tower was built and operated by the Milwaukee Road, as it was the junior railroad at the crossing point, being built about The Alden Depot is sort of falling down, but still there at the bottom of the hill in Alden.
In the 's you could easily make out the name Alden at the east gable end of the depot, and looking in the window you could still see the price of haircuts was 25 cents. The grocery stores in Hebron received fresh bakery items by train from the bakery in Harvard every morning. I believe that regular passenger service ended about , but as late as there was freight service between Harvard and Hebron.
About , there was an old Indian 84 years old who had been a Conductor on the Kenosha Division, and he spent his days deadheading on the CNW commuter trains.
There are too many erroneous memories and "facts" given in this comment section, hard to know where to even start to set the record straight. Well-written, illustrated,and researched, he corresponded with many people who knew the subject they were talking about. My father was among those , very familar with the Harvard to Rockford segment first-hand ,walked and photographed much of that ROW before and as it was being removed.
Many of Dad's pictures are featured in the book. Do not put too much faith in internet authorities, verify the information for yourself, which is just one of the fun things about history anyway ,getting the story right. Behrens book about the Lake Geneva line is an equally awesome read, by the way. Poplar Grove was What is the title of Mr. Behrens book about the Lake Geneva line? I have the KD Line and was unaware he wrote another book. A fake diamond stack and pointy, wooden cowcatcher, black garlands, and portrait of "Honest Abe" on pilot couldn't disguise the ALCo sufficiently for the purist, serious railbuff; is nearly twice the size and weight of the typical Civil War era locomotive.
The steel cars that followed wouldn't be in use for another 40 years. Accuracy obviously was not a priority. However, since the filming was mostly done at sunset and after dark, perhaps none of that mattered, and I never did see the finished product, so I can't really say My brother and I hung around to watch the production late into the cold night, and the kind engine crew invited us up into the cab to warm up.
They even let us remain aboard at one point as they repositioned their train, so we got a short cab ride on the KD. They finally called it a wrap about 10 PM, and we retreated to Chemung to wait and watch their return. The steaming specter slowly appeared out of the darkness, then disappeared back into the inky, freezing night, the soft chuff of her exhaust and mournful whistle fading in the distance toward Harvard our last memory of the old KD I have hunted the remains that you can see on the KD Line many times over the years and would be happy to show anyone in detail of what you can see today.
By Silver Lake theres an old wood tender thats derailed off the right of way. Its near hy B. The hardest part for me was finding were the line went through the town of Silver Lake. It took some time by looking at maps and aerial photos. Also the Woodworth depot remains if anyone didnt know. Thats 3 KD depots that still remain! When the snow melts, that would be a good time to checkout the KD.
Let me know if anyone would be interested?! Bryan from Bristol, I read your post from last fall and also wanted to add here if your that interested in the KD,Theres still alot to see today that remains. I have some photos of the bridge that crossed the Des Plaines River as how it looked when it had a steel bridge.
Ive done alot of field study and walked in heavy overgrowth of KD mainline over the years and its been fun! Dont forget the Woodworth Depot is in the town of Woodworth! If you can find it!! I will tell you or anyone if they want to know were it is.
Its not far from where the line crossed MB. I would love to see and photograph the abandoned rail I've heard about this for years now. Please email me at clare.
Is the Woodworth depot still standing. I would love to see the ROW and walk it. I know roughly where it ran from woodworth to Bristol. We built our house in Silver Lake, in We have a large lot that was full of trees.
When we started working on our back yard after the house was finished we found a strip going across our yard covered in stuff that reminds me of lava rock. Then we started to find railroad spikes, extremely large nuts and lots of other misc.
We realized that it was a part of the railroad track. Originally we figured it was a spur off the lake when they used to harvest the ice. I've been searching for years trying to get information, today I found this site! I also found some links on the www. Can't believe my back yard had so much more history! Sorry its been awhile since I checked this site.
Didnt think I would get any responses! So the house is on the Northeast side! Hes a friendly gentlman and he let me go inside is garage and take pics! I even took a old square nail from the original boards on the outside! It would be best to walk in some areas in the fall when the leaves drop off! I can still give a good tour now even if theres leaves on the trees! My contact info is pcc yahoo. I would enjoy to share with others what I found over the years!
Sandy, Im amazed you found some spikes!! I would love to see what you found and Im sure its the Ice house spur. I know where the mainline went in SilverLake. You cant tell where it went west of Hy B! Thanks for sharing that info with us! You can walk along a section of the abandoned railway if you go to the Roland Olson Lake area of Rock Cut State Park and go to the trails around the dog training area, there is clearly a long trail with grade on either side.
When you emerge, if you look across a narrow area of the lake you can see where the railroad went on the other side on to Argyle. That part is hard to walk through, lots of big trees. But the part just south of Olson lake is delightful, almost tunnel like, a great place to hike out of the wind! Thanks Crystal for that info! I hunted the KD line in most areas over the years except south of Argyle. I always wanted to see what the area looked like around were Harlem was near the rock cut state park!
I appreciate that info and I would love to walk what you can of the old RR grade at the state park. Im a model railroader and I just found out about the KD Line and was wondering if anyone has any old photos of the old Ice House on Hooker Lake that was torn down a few years ago? It was just east of the Salem Vol. Sandy, do you still have the artifacts that you found in your backyard, if possible I would like to see what you found! I have a few artifacts i found over the years exploring the KD line in the wisconsin portion.
Theres some artifacts in your area you can see today but the summer overgrowth makes it tough! Theres a nice limestone bridge reminent over the desplaines river near the country club in Bristol too! Any questions let me know! Our subdivision bordered the KD Line. In the seventies and early eighties we would ride our bicycles and snow mobiles on the old railroad bed for many miles. We could ride well east of Bristol and well west of Silver Lake without much deviating from the rail bed. In those days, the Bristol Progress Days had a tent hosted by the local historical society that had a great many pictures of the railroad, trains and the wreck in Bristol.
I also remember as a kid going to Lake Geneva seeing the trains that were still traveling that line in the 70's. To bad it has never happened. His name was Don Brady. In the book KD Line he had a mention as a crew member. I know what happened to the depot in Twin Lakes and where it stands today. Back in the 60's it was turned into a barber shop right where it stood next to the main line.
When the village re-routed the west end of Main Street, they moved it closer to the resturant Village Inn by 50 yards. I haven't been there in 10 years, but the shop is east of the resturant on Lance Drive. It might still be still standing at it's new location looking like a barber shop. Thanks so much for your info as thats new to me and some others too im sure! I didnt know the Twin lakes depot was saved!? Theres 3 other depots still standing from the KD Line days!
I will investagate your story and check on that by driving to Twin Lakes! You got my interst for sure! My Uncle was good friends with the engineer. In the early 60's the job still serviced Basset Grain and the lumber yard in Twin Lakes.
When they were done I was on the engine for the ride. It took awhile because it was all restricted speed until Genoa City. My next experience with railroading when I hired on to the Milwaukee Road in I'm retired now and miss the hell out of railroading. I forgot to tell you there is a brown brick house just to the west of the Village Inn.
It now has a an asphalt parking lot in front of it. When I lived there in the 60's it was all grass,lol. But, the road bed ran paralel right accross the street before they widened Lance Drive. Before Lance Park was built and before I was born there was siding that ran to the lake. It ran through where the house sits along the fence line to the boat ramp.
The reason I know this, is before the boat ramp went in and the first freeze letting me walk on the ice. I could see wheels and axles on the bottom. So, there was an ice house that stood there and a crew had an oops and put a car in the lake. I remember walking on the tracks pulling date nails from the ties when we lived in the house. If the Pink House is still there, was another ice house and siding.
Sadly enough, through the years I missed placed it as I did with my book of the KD Line, borrowing it out and never got it back. I hope I was helpful in your interest for old relics in Twin Lakes, Wi. Thanks for your info once again! I really am amazed about your memories on the KD line and glad you shared them with me and others!
Yes, and I know an Australian who says Bubbler too!! Good times Joanie, thanks for the stories and for checking us out. I was looking for a site to tell my family where water fountains are called bubblers and I actually got a color coded map! Thank you for the informative entertainment. Moved to PA and really confused my middle school students with the directions to the Bubbler. They confused me even more by telling me we had a Water Fountain down the hallway.
I really did look for this fountain of water in our atrium lobby. The kids thought I was nuts. We all sorted it out after a day or two- had quite a laugh! I think some people in Massachusetts do use the term bubbler — at least interchangeably with drinking fountain.
I never heard of the term bubbler until I started college in Western WI and had girls in my dorm from other parts of WI. I think it was actually part of our first floor meeting with the RA.
How fun to stumble on this discussion! How I have enjoyed reading this whole discussion!!!! I still use bubblers and blinkers and soda and koosies and schnitzles and jimmies and I had forgotten about paddle-pops! Once I was asked if I were from Switzerland, which greatly amused me!!!! I was working at a Museum when someone asked if we had a bubbler. Thanks for reading, Liz. I guess those Wisconsinisms really stick with you wherever you go!
You can find bubbler t-shirts at http: Being the Wisconsin pothead I am, I call it a water fountain because I laugh when I ask where the bubbler is and I think of a water pipe. I moved from Wisconsin to South Dakota. I loved reading the Sheboyganese post. It was like my Grandma was talking to the 9 year old version of me again…. I loved reading the article as well as every post in here. I relocated to N. Never knew I had an accent before but it seems I do! Makes me miss them a bit less.
I am familiar with the bubbler thing, the soda vs. Even after all these years, people will ask smile and ask me where I am from, with ideas that I am from Canada, MN, or some other exotic place than WI. While I refer to my living room furniture was being a sofa, my mom, still in Manty, calls her a Davenport. Love reading stories from those who got away, and from those who have made their homes in WI a. We live in the house a relative grew up in. I showed him something we found under the eves when putting a new roof on.
I told my granddaughter age 3 to go sit on the davenport and I would bring her a book. Very interesting always wondered why we called it a bubbler and others called it a water fountain. So now tell me why do we say soda and others call it fountain drinks? I went to high school in Detroit with. Guy named Harlan Huckleby.
He went on to play football for a while with the Green Bay Packers. I wonder if he knows the connection of his name to the bubbler. And we had to go back home to Wisconsin and leave our poor son there! Thought I had returned to my own small Iowan home town. It must have grown. I like the link with all the maps. I use the term water fountain, which strangely enough is also used for an outdoor decorative garden fountain.
My husband is from Ohio and when I asked him what he called it he said drinking fountain. He said a water fountain is the statue of the little boy peeing. And he had not even read this article! On a side note, I grew up calling everything coke. Then the waitress would ask what kind? And you would narrow it down by saying Sprite or whatever you want. You know, to sound more international. I am originally from Wisconsin and I moved to Springfield Massachusetts for one year.
They did look at me funny when I said Tyme machine. I also said sucker and got made fun of for that, they call it a lollipop. Anybody still play Sheepshead?? I grew up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Everyone I know while growing up used the term bubbler. My mom and I were so surprised we had to tell him that we also called it a bubbler. He was very happy we shared where we were from! I grew up in the Milwaukee area. Everyone in my family called it a bubbler. I refuse to use the B word. So to be acceptible in Wisconsin, I switched to Drinking Fountain.. Anyway, I have switched the text in my book to drinking fountain to cater for the majority of the US fans.
Thanks so much for clarifying! Hook up a garden hose with no attachments. Turn on the water low to moderately and point hose end straight up. Years ago, while waitressing, I had a young woman ask me if we had a water fountain. I thought a moment, thinking this a strange question, but I answered her and told her she could find one about a mile away in front of, the now Quad Graphics building on Hyw.
Born, bread and raised a Wisconsinite! I once worked in that Quad Graphics office. The real purpose of that pond is to have a large water source for the fire sprinklers. The fountain keeps the water moving all year round so it will not freeze. If she saw it, she would figure out quickly not to drink from it with the canada geese and ducks who love finding liquid water there all year.
The original design was a tube that you would l literally put your lips on and drink the water, which would bubble water over it. For obvious reasons of sanitation this was modified into the arch of water minus the tube. I live in a town called Boiling Springs in Pennsylvania. That is why this article drew my attention. So I grew up in Georgia and I guess I pretty much assumed the rest of the world called it a water fountain. Then I moved to Florida and there are all kinds of people here and I met a girl from Massachusetts.
One day after class I told her something around the lines of that I was thirsty and I was going to go to the water fountain. You drink water from it. It comes from a faucet. I am from Rhode Island, so it was always a bubblah to me. Went to boot camp and the DI assigned me to keep the drinking fountain clean, I was astute enough to know what he meant so went on with the task. Later he was quizzing us as to our responsibilities, and I said I had to clean the bubblah.
Thinking quickly I told him the drinking fountain? Well he got a good laugh out of that one, guess there was nobody from Wisconsin to assign it to. Our whole family all 13 of us traveled from WI to CA in He said no, he wanted orange soda; she looked at me and asked again what he wanted.
And yes, even though I now have lived in Oklahoma for over 40 years, I still call it soda. Do you have a Time Card. Well, yeah, at work, I do. You leave your Time Card at work? Yeah, where else would I keep it?
That way you can get money whenever you need it. They just do it every pay day. Shortly after this conversation, we pulled over to an ATM, and my sister pointed to one of the icons for the cards it accepted, and she said, Is this what you are talking about? I told her I thought she meant the time card I hand in to show how many hours I worked.
I had the same type of experience once when I was at the Oneida Casino. I moved away from Milwaukee when I was 19, to Colorado where I had kids and am raising my family. I still call them bubblers and so do all of my children. Cindy Carlson, on behalf of all Wisconsinites, I apologize for your experience. It truly shocks me to hear of what you are saying.
That would be lower MI to be exact. Just a thought…also along with Chey in saying and believing that there are bad seeds everywhere, unfortunately. Timing and circumstances can also affect a situation.
I grew up on the north shore of Massachusetts and we called it the bubbler. I moved to connecticut as an adult and at my kids school they look puzzled when I call it a bubbler. But now my kids call it the bubbler: I grew up in Milwaukee and moved to Kansas 30 years ago. Found a American Standard bubbler dose anyone have information on this antique I have photos please email. Amusing find in my random google reads. Fellow classmates snickered at me, laughed at how I came up with such a foreign word.
Finally when they realized what I wanted they wanted to make sure I called it a bubbler. I lived in WI for most of my life but could never use that word without a chuckle. Before sending them off to the drinking fountain. Kind of funny thinking about it all, tables turned. When I moved from Milwaukee to Las Vegas I asked my new group of 4th grade schoolmates where the bubbler was. They had no idea what I was talking about. They started ridiculing me and I thought they were going to beat me up.
I am from Green Co. It may have been a pocket, consisting of Schweitzers. So, I was able to understand the example of Sheboygan dialect pretty well. I moved to Fort Atkinson in , and it was almost like having to learn a new language. I got a lot of weird looks for that one. Just google water fountain and look at the results…its mostly water displays, now google drinking fountain, you will get drinking fountains and drinking fountains only in the results. I went to NC. I doubt anyone will reply to this 4 years after being written but here is a story.
Knowing a little bit of Portlands history I can say with relative certainty that Simon Benson Benson Bubblers was born in Norway but got the term bubbler when he immigrated to Wisconsin in the late s. He spent time in Wisconsin from around 16 until around 27 years old.
I always knew I loved Aussies! I Grew up in Milwaukee and bubblers were on most street corners downtown. An original Bubbler in Madison. Don't Miss a Story! Get new articles delivered to your inbox. Email Print Share on Tumblr Pocket. Uniquely Wisconsin Tagged With: Comments Katie Kkkatie says: March 14, at 6: March 14, at 7: February 20, at September 8, at 1: April 20, at 7: June 6, at 5: July 10, at October 30, at 6: October 30, at 7: March 15, at March 15, at 1: March 16, at 1: Terrific story — well written, witty and informative!
March 16, at 9: March 17, at November 20, at November 22, at Brenda Iburg Morales says: July 21, at 9: March 17, at 7: May 16, at 3: May 1, at 8: March 23, at 3: Out door faucet too. March 18, at 1: June 21, at 2: March 18, at 9: March 19, at November 24, at 8: Lar ish leer says: March 21, at 7: March 24, at 6: April 2, at 8: April 3, at 9: April 5, at 1: April 17, at May 5, at July 18, at 1: November 23, at 8: March 19, at 8: March 20, at 7: March 20, at 8: So you are multi-lingual when it comes to public drinking fixtures.
March 20, at March 21, at 9: Julie A Wojciechowski says: March 28, at 8: April 7, at 7: November 25, at 9: March 23, at 4: March 21, at March 22, at 7: March 22, at 3: Gotta love those Sconnie Grandparents!
Thanks for stopping by Tina. March 22, at 9: March 24, at 4: May 25, at March 28, at 9: December 23, at 6: March 23, at 9: November 22, at 6: March 23, at 5: March 23, at 6: March 24, at 1: March 24, at 8: March 25, at 7: November 23, at March 24, at 3: March 24, at 5: How come we call flavored, carbonated water, soda?
That seems to be a Wisconsin thing also. Actually a good portion of the state says pop — Wisconsin is kind of split on that one. Neville Duncan MD says: March 24, at 7: March 24, at 9: March 27, at November 21, at March 25, at 9: March 25, at Well denn, I gots a fun story fer ya! March 25, at 1: March 27, at 7: March 27, at 8: August 4, at October 8, at 6: Liz Otto Koester says: October 9, at 5: March 26, at 8: March 29, at March 26, at 7: By the time I got there, they were already gone and something else must have taken their space.
Most if not all Book World stores and their franchised operations under different names sell pipes and tobacco. I hated and still do parking on the very top teir of a parking deck. Slight fear of un-enclosed heights…. Sometimes, admist all the talk of economics and the retail trade that goes on in a shopping center, one often overlooks the local manpower it took to get the place up and running in the first place.
If people knew every last detail of local industries and businesses that helped to make a mall thrive in its heydays, it would be rather disheartening.
The mall also was, at least up until I moved out of Oshkosh in , a smoking OK facility. When it first opened it was very small and right on center — court, the sloping side directly across from the Grey Fox. Around that time the arcade was right across the mall from them as you headed toward the grocery store.
Both stores relocated to the wing of the mall that Sears anchored when spaces opened during the hard times of the 80s. I worked in Sears starting around 86 and the economy had really hit the mall hard.
They had just laid off most of the full time folks and broken down their jobs into part time jobs without benefits. The people who remained were pretty salty and despirited. I remember the first year I worked there at Christmas, I think we had more managers than hourly employees. I remember one stretch where there were maybe 4 hourly employees working the entire first floor and the customers were not happy about not being able to find a clerk while doing their Christmas shopping.
They did a great Christmas there. Cory April 10th, at Man, reading all of these posts and seeing the pictures takes me way back. I grew up on the southside of Oshkosh and would walk to that mall evereyday or so it seems now. I always went to Alladins Castle, and spent hour splaying the games. They tumbled over like dominoes…one by one.
Man it was loud. Seems like there was a J. I also remember the smell of tobacco and the chlorine. Never thought about it till a post mentioned it. Christmas in Center Court was the best, and Miss Wisconsin there was cool to.
There was some kind of carpeting I remember that moved under your feet as you walked on it. I also remember being tucked in the back of Food Court 1 with some buddies drinking Orange Julius and driving other people nuts. Also, I remember people my parents smoked in the mall as well…ashtrays all over the place.
Great trip down memory lane…thanks. Anybody that has pictures please send them to me. I also remember doing Easter egg hunts there and riding the train they would set up in the atrium during Christmas. I remember always thinking how magical the atrium looked during Christmas time! I also remember playing for the school band in the atrium after the Miss Wisconsin parade and at Christmas time.
Jess May 11th, at 6: This definitely brings back from memories! I used to think the staircase in JCPenney leading down from the parking ramp was amazing. And the decorations at Christmas were always so gorgeous. In later years, my best friend and I would go to the abandoned mall to study.
We would sit in the empty food court — it was even quieter than the library. In high school, I worked at Eastbay so I got to see minor changes to the interior throughout time. Jason August 25th, at It brings back fond memories.
I just assumed the mall still exists today as I remember it. Wow was I ever wrong. Thanks for all the info. Andy October 6th, at 3: Had a little downtime at work and decided to see what became of the mall my mother and I frequented. Part of the old mall, now turned office complex, has been remodeled into a riverfront restaurant. Ken November 10th, at 3: This brought back so many memories.
Very sad that it died the way it did. Around Christmas, all of the parking ramps were full and the center court was absolutely gorgeous. Lisa January 19th, at 7: I frequented the mall from My favorite part of the good old days were the decorations they would cap off all the fountains and decorate. Paper tiger is still visitable, Carmel crisp, a Coffee shop, the Symphony office, and one of the old jewelry stores are all waiting your stroll down memory lane!
Thanks for having it! Ricahard Kohl February 16th, at Daniel Wolff April 14th, at 2: Cheesehead Gal April 20th, at 2: Daniel—Yes, the restaurant is named after the architect. Boats of all shapes and sizes would be crammed into the mall center court and hallways and the mall was always packed with people. As APM mentioned, the mall did have a distinctive wood and tobacco smell. I believe the tobacco smell came from the small tobacco store that my dad frequented during a pipe smoking phase—I always loved the way that shop smelled.
I also remember the fountains and how they would cap them off for the holiday decorations. My parents would always park in the ramp so that we entered the mall through Sears. Since the parking was on the top of the mall, you had to take the escalators down to the main level and I remember that the Sears escalators ended in the home appliance section and they always seemed to have one of those plexiglass-fronted dishwashers so you could see the interior in action right at the bottom of the escalator and they always fascinated me.
Strange, the things you remember from your childhood! It was the summer that I moved to Oshkosh and I remember them having their store-closing sale at the same time. Classic case of redevelopment gone flat…. May 25th, at 2: Meant Fox River Mall, of course. April 6th, at 5: I would go there regularly with my mom, when Younkers was still part of it. I was always fascinated by the interior of the mall, and the waterfall type fountain that starts at the second floor level and goes to ground level.
If anyone has any pictures at all of The Avenue in Appleton , it would be awesome to see them. Especially when the mall was in its day. Ann May 29th, at 1: This was a great walk down memory lane. I moved to Oshkosh in and distinctly remember the day Park Plaza opened.
My best friend and I walked there barefoot! I remember distinctly that we were barefoot because when we went into the Bee Frank store we were scolded for running around in dirty bare feet. Later in life, as a young mother in the late 80s and early 90s, this was a favorite destination for me.
In the winter, we could come there, and the kids could run around. Thanks for all of this! Am also interested in photos of downtown Oshkosh from the same era, river to block.
Pat E March 17th, at Grand prize for the couple that raised the most money was a pair of Ford Mustangs. Second place was a pair of mopeds. As the final hours took place, a wild bidding war broke out — fueled by friends and family of the top 2 couples — my wife and I being one of them. We did end up with the mopeds. I also ended up with a hairline fracture to my ankle from 72 hours of abuse. June 18th, at 1: Pat E, hey pat, I too was in that cool 60 hour dance-a-thon!
What an experience that was! I believe there were 2 of those that took place successively. One of the yrs 1st place was a 78 Thunderbird. My boyfriend at the time and I won that. Such a cool event that was heh? Just been in the old mall. Took a shortcut to Main St.
From what I could see the main court is still used for big dinners and events. There were tables set up with everything when I went though a few days ago. The Main Street part of it is cut off for the Eastbay Co. Otherwise the rest of it looks very much the same as it did 20 years ago , Strange to see. Julie J December 7th, at 2: Need to get in touch with the City Center manager — Deb. Anyone know how to contact her? Helpless Mammal December 29th, at 7: Wow, what a shame.
I remember that mall well. Used to go to the Grey Fox as you could dock your boat up to it. Sadly Oshkosh is just a shell of what it used to be. Everything moved out to the west of town from what I heard. Last time I was back to oshkosh I was shocked at just how bad the downtown area had become. What a ghost town. Ryan January 20th, at 3: The location in the Sears wing was best, years later they moved it closer to the center court and the game selection declined. It was the only time it was hosted in the old mall.
Restaurants and wine vendors set up tasting booths in both wings and people ate and drank themselves stupid. All for the kids, of course. It was cool to see everyone having such a great time in this former monument to consumerism. If I can find the pictures I took I will post a link. March 22nd, at 3: Ryan, the tobacco shop was The Tobacco Wharf which was right across from where The Record Shop used to be in the River concourse, by the elevator. Mary September 10th, at I live on campus and it would be nice to have a mall within walking distance!
I could have all my shopping done without having to take the bus and I could even walk to work. Tim February 22nd, at 3: It was when they started charging for parking. We lived about 15 minutes from Oshkosh, the same from Neenah and about 20 from Appleton. That gave choices and as a shopper, she was annoyed at being charged to park at the mall even though it was something on the order of 10 cents.
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