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The Oldest Catholic Church in La Crosse

St. Mary's began as a frame building at what would become the NE corner of 7th St. and Cameron Ave. in 1856.
(written by Megan, Archives staff) In the May 17, 1853 edition of the La Crosse Democrat was a notice that a visiting French missionary priest, Rev. Lucian Glatier, would hold … http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/the-oldest-catholic-church-in-la-crosse/

Letters Home from World War I

Earlier this fall, the La Crosse Public Library Archives staff found over 60 pages of letters that Sergeant Roy Vingers sent home to his family during his time in service.
(written by Jenny DeRocher, Archives staff) Sergeant Roy L. Vingers, of Company B of the 128th Regiment Infantry (64th Infantry Brigade), was one of the first WWI casualties fr… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/letters-home-from-world-war-i/

Fall 2018 Genealogy on the Internet classes

Looking for information about your family history?
(written by Megan, Archives staff) Looking for information about your family history? Archives staff is celebrating Archives month by teaching computer classes in October. See … http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/fall-2018-genealogy-on-the-internet-classes/

Footsteps of La Crosse Fall 2018 walking and bus tours

Join the La Crosse Public Library Archives for a series of tours highlighting historic and architecturally significant residences and buildings in La Crosse.
(written by Scott Brouwer, Archives staff) Join the La Crosse Public Library Archives for a series of tours highlighting historic and architecturally significant residences and … http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/footsteps-of-la-crosse-fall-2018-walking-and-bus-tours/

How Old is My House?

If you live in the city of La Crosse, the La Crosse Public Library Archives can probably help answer this question.
(written by Megan, Archives staff) If you live in the city of La Crosse, the La Crosse Public Library Archives can probably help answer this question.  The Archives collections i… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/how-old-is-my-house/

Logan High School: What's in a Name?

Why was it called it Logan High School? How do you figure out how a place got its name?
(written by David Kranz, former Archives Staff) Sources of the names of most La Crosse schools aren’t too hard to figure out.  For example, Lincoln Middle School memorializes A… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/logan-high-school-whats-in-a-name/

Genealogy on the Internet classes 2018

Join us for two new genealogy classes this month.
(written by Anita Doering, Archives manager) Join us for two new genealogy classes this month.  To register, call the Reference Desk at 608-789-7122 to reserve a space.  The… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/genealogy-on-the-internet-classes-2018/

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

A look back at the stories we told in 2017, and a look ahead at the programs planned for 2018.
(written by Scott Brouwer, Archives staff) Archives staff put together alot of great blog posts in 2017, so before looking ahead to the 2018 program schedule, please take a mom… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/looking-back-looking-ahead/

Happy Farmer Tractors

About 100 years ago, La Crosse was a major source of happy farmers – Happy Farmer tractors, that is.
(written by David Kranz, Archives staff) About 100 years ago, La Crosse was a major source of happy farmers – Happy Farmer tractors, that is. A series of three-wheeled an… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/happy-farmer-tractors/

Genealogy on the Internet Classes

The Archives Department is again presenting genealogy computer classes in the Main Library computer lab.
(written by Megan, Archives staff) Come one, come all. The Archives Department is again presenting computer classes in the Main Library computer lab. One session will be on … http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/genealogy-on-the-internet-classes1/

1860s La Crosse Tea Cakes

To get a glimpse of what would go into preparing a basic snack for visitors in the 1860s, we can look at a La Crosse resident’s handwritten cookbook.
(written by Hannah L. Weber, Archives staff) La Crosse was incorporated as a city in 1856 with a population of almost 2,000 persons. By the post Civil War era of the late 1860s… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/1860s-la-crosse-tea-cakes/

La Crosse and the Great War

Stories of La Crosse citizens taking up different roles for the war effort during World War I are recorded and expressed in the collections held at the La Crosse Public Library Archives.
(written by Hannah Weber, Archives staff) April 6, 2017 marks 100 years since Congress voted to declare war on Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, cueing the United States… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/la-crosse-and-the-great-war/

Vinyl Preservation (Like a Record)

Within the past 10 years, vinyl record sales have seen a resurgence. Here are some guidelines on best practices for preserving your vinyl collection.
(Written by Hannah Weber, Archives staff) While digital downloads and music streaming services continue to dominate as the most popular ways in which music is purchased and con… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/vinyl-preservation-like-a-record/

How Old Is...?

Ever see an older building and wonder about its history?
(written by Megan, Archives staff) Ever see an older building and wonder about its history? 127-129 N. 3rd Street Ever wonder how old your house is? 1616 Sta… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/how-old-is/

Genealogy on the Internet classes

Join us for upcoming classes offering an introduction to finding genealogy information online.
(written by Megan, Archives staff) Do you want to learn better searching of genealogy resources online? In cooperation with Reference, Archives staff will be presenting a tw… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/genealogy-on-the-internet-classes/

Connecting to Film Director Joseph Losey

The original Joseph Losey, after whom the street in La Crosse is named, was not the only Losey family member to make a mark; his grandson was a major film director in the mid-20th century.
(written by David Kranz, Archives staff) People in La Crosse recognize the name Losey – if only because it’s the name of one of our major streets. You can visit the LPL Archive… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/connecting-to-film-director-joseph-losey/

1935 Crash Leads to New Cass Street Bridge

A single car caused a deadly bridge collapse that cut off land traffic between La Crosse and Minnesota in 1935.
(written by David Kranz, Archives Staff) A single car caused the destruction you see in the above photo, an accident that involved the deaths of two people and cut off lan… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/1935-bridge-accident-leads-to-new-cass-street-bridge/

In Hot Pursuit of the Truth

Discover the truth behind the photograph of President Theodore Roosevelt speaking to a La Crosse crowd in 1903.
(written by Anita Doering, Archives Staff, and Doug Connell, Archives Volunteer) On a routine basis, the La Crosse Public Library Archives receives gifts from benefactors who p… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/in-hot-pursuit-of-the-truth/

Find Your Place 100+ Years Ago with Sanborn Maps Online

One of the best tools researchers have to help understand city development are maps made by insurance companies in the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.
(written by David Kranz, Archives staff) Sometimes it can be hard to imagine just what a building, street, or neighborhood looked like a century ago. Historic photos are great,… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/find-your-place-100-years-ago-with-sanborn-maps-online/

BadgerLink - an Online Wisconsin Resource

What in the world is BadgerLink and why should I care?
(written by Megan of the Archives Staff) What in the world is BadgerLink and why should I care? BadgerLink http://www.badgerlink.net is a collection of various databases (many … http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/badgerlink-an-online-wisconsin-resource/

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