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Presidential Visits: Grover Cleveland in 1887

In the fall of 1887, President Grover Cleveland became the first sitting U.S. President to visit La Crosse.
 (written by Scott Brouwer, Archives staff) La Crosse Chronicle 8 October 1887   As the first Democrat elected President of the United States since James Buchanan – a me… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/presidential-visits-grover-cleveland-in-1887/

Looking Back (2019)

A look back at the stories we told in 2019.
Archives staff/interns put together a lot of great blog posts in 2019; please take a moment to check out these local history topics explored by clicking on the blog titles or phot… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/looking-back-at-2019/

Man-Lay Garden: The Miracle on Main Street

Spearheaded by the Chamber of Commerce’s new member Richard Morse in 1966, the “La Crosse Beautiful Committee” took on “The Hole at 4th and Main” to beautify the spot.
(written by Anita Doering, Archives staff) German immigrant George Linker and two of his brothers joined forces to purchase lots at 324-328 Main Street, the burned-out ruins of… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/man-lay-garden-the-miracle-on-main-street/

Footsteps of La Crosse Fall tours

This September, join Archives staff member Jenny on history tours in four La Crosse neighborhoods: Downtown, Caledonia Street, UW-La Crosse/Goosetown, and the Franciscan Neighborhood.
(written by Jenny DeRocher, Archives staff) This September, join Archives staff member Jenny on history tours in four La Crosse neighborhoods:   Due to popular demand,… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/footsteps-of-la-crosse-fall-tours/

The Heart of Downtown, La Crosse

Explore how one intersection has changed over time: known as the Heart of Downtown, 3rd & Main.
(written by Jenny DeRocher, Archives Staff) As our built environment continues to change around us every day, it’s important to check in and think about what spaces around us u… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/the-heart-of-downtown-la-crosse/

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