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Nellie Mann Opdale

Pastor to La Crosse’s Saints, Sinners and Suffragists
(written by Anita Taylor Doering, Archives Staff) Image courtesy of Harvard-Andover Theological Library On Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 3pm at the La Crosse Public Library … http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/nellie-mann-opdale/

Wilma's Beauty Salon

Wilma Peters owned and operated Wilma's Beauty Salon for over 40 years in downtown La Crosse.
(written by Scott Brouwer, Archives staff) Wilma Peters owned and operated Wilma's Beauty Salon in downtown La Crosse for over 40 years. In 1952, after attending the St. P… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/wilmas-beauty-salon/

The Leona

Leona Linker was a leader in women's fashion and has the patent to prove it.
(written by Megan, Archives Staff) Leona Foerster was born in La Crosse to George & Catherine Foerster. Taught to sew at an early age (the usual for the day), and apprentic… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/the-leona/

Gertrude Salzer Gordon, Philanthropist

While today La Crosse citizens may not be able to recognize Gordon by name, the numerous organizations she funded and supported are sure to be recognized and will live on into the next century.
(Written by Hannah Weber, Archives staff) A philanthropist is a person who possesses the altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement as facilitated by monetary, proper… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/gertrude-salzer-gordon-philanthropist/

Minimum Wage for Women... in 1913

On the evening of April 3, 1913 the Franklin Club, a debate society on the North Side, argued over the question of “Should the State of Wisconsin enact a minimum wage law of eight dollars a week for women?”
(written by Bill Petersen, Archives Staff) On the evening of April 3, 1913 the Franklin Club, a debate society on the North Side, argued over the question of “Should the Sta… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/minimum-wage-for-women...-in-1913/

La Crosse Woman Would Have Been the First Mary Kay

Ruth Johnson Maurer, wife of Dr. Albert A Maurer, first started making face powders and creams in the basement of their home in 1903.
(written by Megan, Archives staff) When Ruth Johnson Maurer, wife of Dr. Albert A Maurer, first started making face powders and creams in the basement of their home in 1903 she… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/la-crosse-woman-would-have-been-the-first-mary-kay/

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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