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Prosper Steves and Loretto the Cork Woman

Prosper Steves, flower seller and creator of the fountains and landscaping in Oak Grove Cemetery, is one of the many lesser-known early La Crosse pioneers.
(written by Dr. Les Crocker, Emeritus Professor of Art History) Lumber barons, hardware dealers and soft goods sellers made huge fortunes in the early years of La Crosse, but not…