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La Crosse's first bowling alley built in 1846

First bowling alley erected in La Crosse seventy-six years ago


Early La Crosse settlers Myrick and Miller built the city's first bowling alley in 1846. Although less than fifty people lived in the city at the time, Indians, raftsmen, and fur traders regularly stopped on their journeys up and down the river. The article is followed by additional articles on some La Crosse "firsts."

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Creator: La Crosse Tribune
Pub Data: La Crosse Tribune. 5 March 1922.
Citation: "First bowling alley erected in La Crosse seventy-six years ago." La Crosse Tribune. (5 March 1922); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1135; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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