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A history of the rubber industry in La Crosse, 1925

The Manufacture of Rubber Footwear: An Illustrated Story of Rubber from its Growth to the Finished Product


The La Crosse Rubber Mills opened its doors in 1897, manufacturing rubber horse shoes and rain gear. In 1906, the company switched gears and entered the less crowded field of rubber and canvas footwear. This report includes a general history of the industrial development of rubber and features many interior and exterior photos of the La Crosse Rubber Mills plant showing the manufacturing process.

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Creator: La Crosse Rubber Mills Company
Pub Data: La Crosse, Wis.: La Crosse Rubber Mills Company, 1925.
Citation: The Manufacture of Rubber Footwear: An Illustrated Story of Rubber from its Growth to the Finished Product. (La Crosse, Wis.: La Crosse Rubber Mills Company, 1925); Online facsimile at:  http://murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/digital/lacrosse/LaxFootwearCatalo
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