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Those were the "days of REAL sport"

Wisconsinites have never been ones to let snow and bone-chilling cold slow them down! No, true Wisconsinites embrace the winter, enthusiastically adopting winter sports like...tobogganing! One particularly cold winter (temperatures hovering around 25 below zero) in 1885, some young men in La Crosse organized the La Crosse Toboggan Club. They built a huge slide for the sleds alongside a skating rink lit with electic lights that attracted nightly crowds to enjoy this "healthful outdoor sport."

Posted November 25, 2005
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