Tunnels, Basement Businesses part of Oshkosh Underground


In this latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with local author and Oshkosh historian Julie Johnson about her book entitled Oshkosh Down Under: Basement Businesses and the Tunnel from the Hotel Athearn to the Grand Opera House. Some of the topics discussed during the hour include why tunnels were perhaps built in Oshkosh and what things were like here in the 19th and early 20th centuries, how things have changed over the years, and whether any tunnels still exist today.

If anyone wishes to purchase a copy of this extremely well-researched and documented book, they can contact Julie Johnson at Jansen’s Restaurant in Oshkosh, or by email at JulieMorganHouse@gmail.com.

In the meantime, you can watch this fascinating show in its entirety here, or by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/5JJ2Wlnnbqo.


About Author

Cheryl Hentz

Cheryl Hentz is a Wisconsin-based freelance writer with 30 years experience. Her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines - both in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the country - and cover a wide range of topics, including business and economic development, women's and minority issues, family pets and animal rights, finance, education, government and politics. Cheryl also does corporate writing for public and private sector businesses, and personal writing for individuals. She has been producing and hosting the award-winning Eye on Oshkosh talk-show since 2002. The show covers a wide range of people and topics which affect or are of interest to people in the Oshkosh and surrounding area, as well as to viewers on You Tube (visit the Eye on Oshkosh channel). She can be reached at 920.426.4123 or 920.209.7387, or via email at eyeonoshkosh@gmail.com. More information and other samples of her written work can be found at www.cherylhentz.blogspot.com.

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