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Guide to the La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Railroads, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Railroads, 1858-1932 La Crosse Series 032

Guide to the La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Railroads, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Railroads, 1858-1932

La Crosse Series 032

Summary Information

Abstract
Resolutions and reports from the Committee on Railroads to the Common Council, 1858-1932. The materials are divided into Railroad Lines and Streetcar Lines; therein, arrangement is chronological. The railroad lines best represented in the series are Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, 1899-1932; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, 1872-1931; Green Bay lines (i.e. Green Bay & Minnesota; Green Bay & Western), 1873-1932; and La Crosse & Southeastern, 1883-1920.
Collection Title
La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Railroads, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Railroads
Date of Materials
1858-1932
Creator
La Crosse (Wis.). Committee on Railroads.
Call Number
La Crosse Series 032
Amount
1.6 cubic feet
Physical Description
4 archives boxes
Language of Materials
English
Repository
La Crosse Public Library Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Railroads, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Railroads, La Crosse Series 032, La Crosse Public Library Archives, La Crosse, WI

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Scope and Contents

Common Council resolutions and reports began to be organized by a numbering system in Dec. 1932. Before that time the resolutions were kept folded up in chronological order, roughly by subject or Council committee (such as Parks, Judiciary, Fire, Police, etc.). This set of pre-1932 resolutions represents those labeled as Railroads, and date from 1858-1932.

The original order of these reports was not maintained, and the collection has been divided up into resolutions dealing with Railroad Lines from 1858-1932 and those dealing with Streetcar Lines, 1868-1920. Within the railroad section, the resolutions are further categorized by railroad name found on the resolution, therein chronologically. Streetcar resolutions are organized chronologically. Undated resolutions are filed at the front of each category.

The railroads best represented in the series are Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, 1899-1932; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, 1872-1931; Green Bay lines (i.e. Green Bay & Minnesota; Green Bay & Western), 1873-1932; and La Crosse & Southeastern, 1883-1920.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

La Crosse Public Library Archives 1999 January

800 Main St.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
(608) 789-7136
archives@lacrosselibrary.org

Access to Materials

Materials in this collection are available for patron use.

Acquisitions Information

(Accession no. 1996.004) Resolutions were located in the City Clerk’s basement area of City Hall; came to the Archives as part of the Mayor’s Special Committee on Historic Records, Dec. 1996

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Taylor Doering with assistance from Jaime Dechant, January 1999

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Related Materials

Related Materials

(Clipping file)
 La Crosse--Railroads
(Ephemera file)
 La Crosse--Railroads
(977.571 SWA5H 1951)
 A History of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1841-1900 by Albert H. Sanford and J. J. Hirshheimer
(385.0977 G762 1992)
 Grand Crossings: Railroading and People in La Crosse, WI edited by Joseph Follmar
(La Crosse Series 011)
 La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Streets and Alleys, Resolutions Relating to Streets and Alleys
(La Crosse Series 029)
 La Crosse, Wisconsin, Committee on Public Utilities, Resolutions and Reports Relating to Public Utilities

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • La Crosse (Wis.). Common Council.

Subject(s)

  • Cable cars (Streetcars)--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Municipal government--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Public records--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Railroads--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Street-railroads--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Transportation--Wisconsin--La Crosse

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OCLC Number

46306050

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Collection Inventory

Railroad Lines 

Box Folder

General, 1860-1932 

1 1-3

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, 1899-1932 

1 4-5

Chicago, Burlington & Northern, 1886-1900 

2 1

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, 1872-1931 

2 2-3

Chicago & Northwestern, 1871-1930 

2 4

Great Northern/Northern Pacific, 1927 

2 5

Green Bay lines, 1873-1932 

2 6

La Crosse & Black River, 1903 

2 7

La Crosse & Milwaukee, 1858 

2 8

La Crosse & Prairie du Chien, 1866 

2 9

La Crosse & Southeastern, 1883-1920 

2 10

La Crosse Transit Railroad Company, 1873 

2 11

La Crosse, Viroqua & Mineral Point, 1867-1977 

2 12

Milwaukee Railroad, 1926 

3 1

Milwaukee & St. Paul, 1870-1886 

3 2

Private rail spurs, 1888-1890 

3 3

Southern Minnesota, 1865-1873 

3 4

Winona, Alma & , Northern 1884 

3 5

Streetcar Lines, 1868-1921 

3 6-7
4