A minister seeks to attract settlers to La Crosse in 1854

A Brief Sketch of La Crosse, Wisc'n: Showing the Location of the Place, its Surrounding Scenery, Commercial Advantages, Early History, and the Social, Moral, Literary, and Religious Character of the Inhabitants; and Various Other Interesting Items


This pamphlet contains a brief history of La Crosse, written in 1854 by La Crosse clergyman Spencer Carr, three years after La Crosse County had been organized in the hopes of attracting more residents and industry. Of special interest are the three registers containing the names, birth places, religious affiliations and occupations of all heads of households and single men and women in La Crosse in 1854.


Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
19th-Century Immigration
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: Carr, Spencer
Pub Data: La Crosse, Wis.: W. C. Rogers, 1854.
Citation: Carr, Spencer. "A Brief Sketch of La Crosse, Wisc'n: Showing the Location of the Place, its Surrounding Scenery, Commercial Advantages, Early History, and the Social, Moral, Literary, and Religious Character of the Inhabitants; and Various Other Interesting Items." (La Crosse, Wis.: W. C. Rogers, 1854); Online facsimile at:  http://murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/digital/lacrosse/LaxCarr/00010001.
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