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Surf's Up! The Beach Boys in La Crosse

The Avalon Ballroom served as the first La Crosse venue for the fledgling Beach Boys band in 1963.
(written by Anita Taylor Doering, Archives Staff) The Avalon Ballroom facing Copeland Avenue with the street car tracks, pictured here in the 1940s or 1950s. This Spanish-sty…

Adult Prom: Rockin' Through the Decades

Join your friends at the La Crosse Public Library’s first-ever Adult Prom fund raiser event celebrating Rockin’ through the Decades from the 1950s-2010s on April 22 at the Concordia Ballroom!
(written by Anita Taylor Doering, Archives Staff) The Adult Prom event has been postponed so stay tuned for another date.  When that event does happen, a special exhibit wil…

Lucky Lindy's Legacy

Charles Lindbergh Shannon or “Lindy” was known to La Crosse teenagers of the late 1950s and 1960s as the “man behind the music.”
(written by Anita Taylor Doering, Archives Staff) Lindy Shannon at the controls at WKBH radio. Photo courtesy of Peter Hansen.   Charles Lindbergh Shannon or “Lindy” wa…