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La Crosse Took to the Ice

For 150 years and more, people of La Crosse have been going outside in winter to ice skate.
(written by David Kranz, Archives staff) For 150 years and more, people of La Crosse have been going outside in winter to ice skate. An 1859 La Crosse newspaper reported that i… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/la-crosse-took-to-the-ice/

1937 - New Pumper Tested at Riverside Park

On what appears to be a beautiful day in July of 1937, several members of the La Crosse Fire Department tested their new pumper truck at Riverside Park.
(written by Scott Brouwer, Archives staff) As I continue to organize, process, and scan a large cache of photographs from the La Crosse Fire Department with the help of other l… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/1937-new-pumper-tested-at-riverside-park/

Bella Mac Riverboat, AKA Bella Danger

A fire in La Crosse was not the first nor would it be the last disaster to strike the Bella Mac.
(written by Scott Brouwer, Archives Staff) On a Saturday afternoon in July of 1886, the rafting steamer Bella Mac, owned by McDonald Brothers, caught fire at her moorings at th… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/bella-mac-riverboat-becomes-known-as-bella-danger/

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