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Odd Wisconsin Archive

LaCrosse Toboggan Club, 1885

No ski lifts, polypropylene socks, or Gore-Tex mittens helped people have winter fun in Wisconsin in the 19th century. But when the hearty were feeling hardy, they braved temperatures of 30 below to plunge down a home-made hillside in downtown LaCrosse. See the photo and newspaper story in our collection of Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles.
:: Posted in Curiosities on December 21, 2004
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