Paynesville holds many memories and stories that should be preserved for future generations.
Paynesville Memories is an oral history of Paynesville and surrounding districts, telling the stories about living here in days gone by, so that our children and grandchildren will have an authentic first-hand record of how the town was before their time.
The project covers life in Paynesville and surrounding districts from about 1929 to 1979, as told by people who live here and remember days long past. Memories of people and events and life. Memories too important to lose.
Please peruse the pages of this site. Click around, read the stories, listen to the audio and view the photographs that others have shared. And if you have any stories or photos you'd like to share yourself, about Paynesville's history, please contact us through our contact page or upload directly to our Paynesville Memories Facebook page. And don't' forget to "like us" and spread the word! We intend to continue to grow this website and include many more stories, photos and memories for all to enjoy!
Please note that while every effort has been made to offer accurate details, stories, memories, photos and photo captions of Paynesville history where possible, inadvertent errors may occur. This website is a community project amd intended as a social historical account of Paynesville and surrounding districts, as told by community members both past and present, and not to be considered historical fact. If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, every effort will be made to fix or remove it. If you have found any inaccuracies, however big or small, please let us know by using the details on our contact page.