Do you live in a Sears & Roebuck kit home?
April 9, 2010 – 3:51 am | 7 Comments

“My family grew up on the Easthill and I have always loved the structure of homes I rode by on my bike and went trick or treating to on Halloween. But it wasn’t until I was helping my ‘then future husband” purchase a home that I noticed how similar many of the Easthill homes look. In fact, you could say some looked exactly the same? So I went sleuthing…”

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Our School: Remembering Boyd Elementary
September 5, 2012 – 9:26 pm | No Comment
Our School: Remembering Boyd Elementary

Words and memories by Brad Mueller
The classroom windows were fitted with black-out curtains-which I suspect were leftover from World War II. The black-out curtains were used to darken a classroom to show …

The Boyd Park Fence Proposal
February 23, 2011 – 9:28 pm | 2 Comments
The Boyd Park Fence Proposal

Last week at the monthly steering committee meeting, during public comments, the committee heard a proposal from a former neighborhood resident to support a fence running along the top of the Eau Claire river bank …

Forest Hill Ski Jump
December 13, 2010 – 5:46 am | 2 Comments
Forest Hill Ski Jump

A big crowd stood in the snow to watch 117 youths ski down the wooden slide, soar through the air, land on the side of the hill and come to a skidding stop far out on the flat. Hosted by the neighborhood’s newly formed Hilltoppers Ski Club, it was Eau Claire’s first major ski jumping tournament for juniors and the site was the South end of the Forest Hill Cemetery grounds.

Three Interesting Neighborhood Residents
of Yore
August 8, 2010 – 1:55 am | No Comment
Three Interesting Neighborhood Residents <br />of Yore

by Roxanne K. Owens | Have you ever wondered if anyone famous came from our Eastside Hill neighborhood? The following is at least a partial listing of the famous, the infamous, and the semi-famous.

An Eastside Hill Business Chronology
July 19, 2010 – 5:52 am | No Comment
An Eastside Hill Business Chronology

by Roxanne K. Owens | A quick history of business and development highlights on the Eastside Hill from 1859 to 1945. Including everything from the first city jail built on Doty Street to the “Wide A Wake Shoe Repair” shop on East Grand Avenue to the day work began on Wagner’s Bowling Alley.