|Title||destruction of the Fair Grounds after the Cyclone|
|Description||Albumen prints on cardstock showing the destruction of the Fair Grounds after the Cyclone.|
|Event||Oshkosh Cyclone of 1885|
Winnebago County Fair Association
|Copyright||Oshkosh Public Museum|
|Collection||Found in Collection|
|Cataloged by||Cross, Scott|
Alternate view of the total destruction of the Winnebago County Fair Grounds on Jackson Street after the Cyclone of 1885.
On July 8, 1885 a series of possibly three tornadoes or cyclones struck the City of Oshkosh from the west. One went through the north part of town near New York Avenue and destroyed the Fair grounds. A second went east along 16th Avenue to the lake, and a possible third went down the Fox River. Horn & Schwalm Brewery on Kansas (South Main) was damaged; the houses at Doty & 16th; Oregon & 16th suffering the worst with Henry Hoffmann's Grocery Store and the houses of August Kargus, Robert Webster, Frank Mirkes. Damage was reported throughout the city.