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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/

The Art of Gardening

Of the many gardening clubs that have been formed in the La Crosse area, perhaps some of the most unique items were created by the Floral Arts Garden Club.
(written by Cate Putirskis, Archives Staff) How is your garden doing this summer? Gardening has been popular in the La Crosse area over the years, and a number of gardening c… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/the-art-of-gardening/

Calling All Vocational Homemakers...

Unless you have personally been a member of one of these organizations, it might come as a surprise to you that from the early 1900s up to the present day, there have existed thousands of clubs around the country focused solely on “homemaking.”
(written by Taylor of the Archives Staff) Unless you have personally been a member of one of these organizations, it might come as a surprise to you that from the early 1900s u… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/calling-all-vocational-homemakers.../

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