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‘Algoma Boulevard riots’ rocked Oshkosh 50 years ago

UW Oshkosh Archives Photo — In 1970, students on what is now UW Oshkosh lit tires and trash cans on fire to protest the war and Algoma Boulevard safety concerns.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor
April 30, 2020
Filed under News, Spotlight, Top Stories

Fifty years ago, a growing anti-war movement erupted on what is now the UW Oshkosh campus when thousands of students rioted, blockading Algoma Boulevard, lighting tires and trash cans on fire and digging up a 30-foot section of road with pickaxes and shovels. The incident became known as “the Algoma...

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