Search Blog

Growing Community Needed Hogan School

In 1899, East Avenue was the eastern edge for a portion of the city’s development. With the spread of residential development and an increasing population came a need for a new school.
(written by David Kranz, Archives Staff) From its roots along the shore of the Mississippi River, the city of La Crosse expanded westward toward the bluffs, filling in the broa… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/growing-community-needed-hogan-school/

FilmFreaks: Nicholas Ray & Joseph Losey

Two Central High School graduates made it big in the film industry.
(written by Scott Brouwer, Archives Staff) The FilmFreaks program at the La Crosse Public Library is proud to present a film series highlighting two directors with La Crosse ro… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/filmfreaks-nicholas-ray-and-joseph-losey/

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/

Fires in Winter

Fighting fires with water in freezing temperatures makes for some very compelling photography.
(written by Scott Brouwer, Archives staff) As winter (hopefully) winds down, I thought it might be interesting to share some of the La Crosse Fire Department photos of fires in… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/fires-in-winter/

Lovely La Crosse Park is Formerly a Public School Site

Weigent Park, the lovely park on Cass Street that enhances the neighborhood with a softball field, tennis courts, playground equipment and green space, was once the site of a public school building.
(written by Megan, Archives Staff) Weigent Park is a lovely park on Cass Street (between 15th and 16th streets) that enhances the neighborhood with a softball field, tennis cou… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/lovely-la-crosse-park-is-formally-a-public-school-site/

Trumpeting Their Success

In 1956, West Salem band teacher Curtis Beers landed Rafael Mendez, considered one of the greatest trumpet players of all time, as a guest artist for a band concert.
(written by Bill Petersen, Archives staff) In 1956, West Salem band teacher Curtis Beers was concerned that there was a lack of public interest in band concerts that he and his… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/trumpeting-their-success/

1948 Washburn-Onalaska Quizdown

In October of 1948, a new quiz show designed for area students in grades four, five, and six hit the airwaves of WKTY radio.
(written by Bill Petersen, Archives staff) In October of 1948, a new quiz show designed for area students in grades four, five, and six hit the airwaves of WKTY radio. The show… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/1948-washburn-onalaska-quizdown/

St. Wenceslaus Parish School

The first Bohemian settlers arrived in La Crosse in the 1855, many of whom were Catholic.
(written by Scott Brouwer, Archives Staff) The first Bohemian settlers arrived in La Crosse in the 1855, many of whom were Catholic.  At that time there was only one small f… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/st.-wenceslaus-parish-school/

Archives

2017