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The La Crosse Public Library Archives blog includes stories of our local history, updates on the materials in our collections, and information on upcoming events hosted by the Archives department.

— Jul 19, 2019

Looking Back at 1969

Even as it was happening, 1969 was recognized as a seminal year in American history and that has only become more true as we’ve gotten farther away from it.

— Jul 6, 2019

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, a historic La Crosse congregation, is planning to close its doors on August 25, 2019.

— Jun 19, 2019

The Heart of Downtown, La Crosse

Explore how one intersection has changed over time: known as the Heart of Downtown, 3rd & Main.

— Jun 3, 2019

Cracking the Chiropractic Controversy

La Crosse made history in 1907 when a local Japanese chiropractor, Dr. Shegetero Morikubo, proved that chiropractics and osteopathy are not the same.

— May 22, 2019

West Salem's Veterans' Memorial Park

Originally called Waterloo Park, Veterans' Memorial Park was one of three original parks set aside by La Crosse County in 1907.

— May 7, 2019

Centennial Garden and the South Side Neighborhood Center

In early 1999, plans for a possible site for the proposed Southside Neighborhood Community Center coalesced on the SW corner of Hood and 6th Streets, with the idea that 3 blighted buildings would be either partially restored or torn down completely to clear the way for a new building. Nearly two years of back-and-forth historic preservation discussion ensued.

— Apr 24, 2019

LPL Archives' Hidden Treasures: Teaser Trailer for Footsteps

Join Jenny as she gives a sneak peak into two different Footsteps tour stops to learn an interesting relationship between two La Crosse neighborhoods.

— Apr 8, 2019

Footsteps Returns!

This May, join Archives staff on four of the revamped Footsteps of La Crosse tours.

— Mar 22, 2019

Get Ready to Race!

A natural amphitheater provided the perfect spot for a race track on La Crosse's North Side.

— Feb 22, 2019

LPL Archives' Hidden Treasures: La Crosse Tribune Articles

Have you ever wanted to re-read a La Crosse Tribune article from years ago?

— Feb 8, 2019

The 1948 Centennial

In July of 1948 the city of La Crosse celebrated their centennial, and the state of Wisconsin centennial, with several events including a parade.

— Jan 25, 2019

LPL Archives' Hidden Treasures

Even regular patrons of the La Crosse Public Library at 800 Main Street can be uncertain of what the Archives area on the second floor is all about.






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