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From the Vault: Early La Crosse Aviation

The first regularly scheduled airmail service to La Crosse started on June 7, 1926.
(Originally written by Bill Petersen, retired Archives staff) With renovations at La Crosse Regional Airport unveiled last week, what better time to share a little bit of La Cros… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/early-la-crosse-aviation/

First Balloon Ascension in La Crosse, Wis.

The first major aviation event in La Crosse took place on September 19, 1863, when famed German American aeronaut John H. Steiner took off from La Crosse aboard his balloon, the “Star of the West.”
(written by Bill Petersen, Archives Staff)     The first major aviation event in La Crosse took place on September 19, 1863, when famed German American aeronaut John H. Stei… http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/first-balloon-ascension-in-la-crosse-wis./

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