Wisconsin Community Spotlight: La Crosse


Examine La Crosse from a bird's-eye view in this map from 1876.

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Read a pioneer's account of La Crosse when it had only a "few hundred souls."

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An image from the 1930s reviews a bustling street scene in La Crosse.

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Building exterior.

View images of this Romanesque Revival-style building.

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Dig Deeper: More Research Resources

Area Research Center Network

Area Research Centers across the state make available historical collections particular to the local area.

Visiting the Library and Archives

The Library and Archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society are accessible online and in person.

Wisconsin History Tour Stops

Coming to a city near you!

See historical photos and maps of your city on display, along with book talks, genealogy workshops and more!

  • Nov 2014 - La Crosse
  • Jan2015 - Milwaukee
  • Feb2015 - Green Bay
  • Apr 2015 - Appleton
  • May 2015 - Eau Claire

The Wisconsin History Tour is generously underwritten in part by the Kohler Trust for Preservation with additional support from the Judd S. Alexander Foundation, American Printing, Culver's, Murco Fund and We Energies Foundation.

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