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La Crosse's Drug Problem

Break-ins and robberies to support drug habits. Parents chasing after their addicted children trying to get them help. Addicts begging doctors and pharmacists for prescriptions. This is La Crosse’s drug problem … 100 years ago.
(written by Barry McKnight, Archives staff) La Crosse Tribune, 16 April 1915 Break-ins and robberies to support drug habits. Parents chasing after their addicted… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/la-crosses-drug-problem/

The Big Fellow

La Crosse has had its share of colorful characters, but few cast as long of a shadow as Thomas “Big Fellow” McDonough.
 (Written by Barry McKnight, Archives staff) La Crosse has had its share of colorful characters, but few cast as long of a shadow as Thomas “Big Fellow” McDonough. An enormous … http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/the-big-fellow/

Ye Olde Courthouse

La Crosse County's third courthouse dated from an era when public buildings were grand in size and impressive in style.
(written by Megan of the Archives Staff) In this photo is La Crosse County’s third courthouse, which opened in 1904. It was in the heart of downtown, on a block surrounded … http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/ye-olde-courthouse/

La Crosse Heads to the Polls

In just over a week, on April 2nd, the people of La Crosse will go to the polls to elect a new mayor. 100 years ago, on April 1st, 1913, they did the same thing.
(written by Cate Putirskis, Archives Staff) In just over a week, on April 2nd, the people of La Crosse will go to the polls to elect a new mayor. 100 years ago, on April 1st… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/la-crosse-heads-to-the-polls/

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