Tag Archives: village square

Oral History Project | Jim West

Owner of Jim’s Pizza Box, Jim West reflects on his more than three decades in the restaurant business in Milan.   Narrator: West, Jim Date of interview: March 26, 2010 Occupations: Local Business Owner Timestamps 0:30 Starting out in Milan 0:50 Kramer’s/ Eastman’s 1:40 Lambert photos 2:30 Jeff Geason 3:15 Dine-In vs. Carry-Out 4:20 Reunion/…

Oral History Project | Steve Rockwell

Milan Mayor Steve Rockwell shares his memories of many events from childhood through his years as a lineman electrician for the village.   Narrator: Rockwell, Steve Date of interview: April 21, 2010 Occupations:   Former Milan-Berlin Library Trustee, Former Township Trustee, Current Milan Mayor Timestamps 0:30 Discussion of cemetery photo 1:40 Abbott’s tomb 2:20 Glowing…

Oral History Project | Jeff Geason

Jeff Geason reminisces about his years as a barber on the square.     Narrator: Geason, Jeff Date of interview: March 18, 2010 Occupations: Barber Timestamps 0:45 Photograph description 1:22 Coming to Barber shop in Milan 2:00 Trends in barbering 4:30 Barber vs. cosmetologist 5:40 Types of cuts/styles 8:15 First haircuts 8:45 Shaves/ beard trimming…

Oral History Project | Tom & Marlene Eastman

Tom and Marlene Eastman share their memories of running a grocery store in Milan and interactions with the community over the years.   Narrator: Eastman, Tom & Marlene Date of interview: March 26, 2010 Occupations: Eastman’s Grocery Store owners Timestamps 0:45 Origins of the store/ Bill Kramer 1:30 1978 Blizzard 3:30 Lawson’s Dairy truck/ Don…

Oral History Project | Mike Clipson

Mike Clipson discusses clocks and clock repair, while recalling his experiences as a business owner on the square.     Narrator: Clipson, Mike Date of interview: April 6, 2010 Occupations: Business Owner Timestamps 2:30 Donald Day 4:00 Clock Shop 10:00 Antique Clocks 14:30 Seth Thomas Number 2 Regulator 16:30 July 6, 1980, Sandusky Register article…

Oral History Project | Bob Bickley

Bob Bickley shares his memories of important Milan events he experienced during his many years as Milan’s mayor.     Narrator: Bickley, Bob Date of interview: March 8, 2010 Occupations: Stone Mason, Former Mayor of Milan Timestamps 3:00 Stone masonry 3:40 Mayor’s Court 5:00 1980 Lamppost Glass Globes 6:00 Sayles house photo 7:00 Cowboy hat…