John Nolen outlines the La Crosse park system in 1911
The Making of a Park System in La Crosse : Report
Landscape architect and city planner John Nolen was hired by the Board of Park Commissioners to design the first master plan for the park system in the city of La Crosse. Published in 1911, this report includes the plans for Riverside (Levee), Copeland, Pettibone, Powell, Grandad, Coulee (Hixon Forest) and Hood Street parks. It was literally the blueprint by which the Park Board sought to purchase park property and beautify lands. A planting plan for Copeland and Riverside are included in the drawings.
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|Creator: ||Nolen, John
|Pub Data: ||La Crosse, Wis. : Inland Printing Co., 1911.
|Citation: ||Nolen, John. The Making of a Park System in La Crosse : Report. (La Crosse, Wis. : Inland Printing Co., 1911);
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