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The La Crosse Public Library Archives blog includes stories of our local history, updates on the materials in our collections, and information on upcoming events hosted by the Archives department.

— Sep 21, 2018

Fall 2018 Genealogy on the Internet classes

Looking for information about your family history?

— Sep 7, 2018

Beautifying Oak Grove Cemetery

Like other cities with rural cemeteries, La Crosse used Oak Grove Cemetery to draw migrants to the area.

— Aug 27, 2018

Footsteps of La Crosse Fall 2018 walking and bus tours

Join the La Crosse Public Library Archives for a series of tours highlighting historic and architecturally significant residences and buildings in La Crosse.

— Aug 14, 2018

High Waters in '65

The 145-year-old river gauge measured its highest elevation on April 21, 1965: 17.9 feet!

— Aug 2, 2018

Post-World War II Emergency Housing Project

When veterans returned to La Crosse after World War II, they found a huge housing shortage.

— Jul 13, 2018

Local Actor Made it Big in Hollywood

Charles Dierkop's big break, and what made him a recognizable face if not a household name, were his co-starring roles alongside Paul Newman and Robert Redford in 1969’s “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and 1973’s “The Sting”.

— Jun 29, 2018

John W. Birney and his family: early African American residents of La Crosse

Some of the earliest La Crosse settlers were African Americans, moving to northern states, attracted to the same opportunities as others coming into the area.

— Jun 15, 2018

Reading the River

While the technology for reading the Mississippi River’s water levels has advanced over time, the equipment itself has stood at almost the very same spot for 145 years.

— Jun 4, 2018

How Old is My House?

If you live in the city of La Crosse, the La Crosse Public Library Archives can probably help answer this question.

— May 21, 2018

Logan High School: What's in a Name?

Why was it called it Logan High School? How do you figure out how a place got its name?

— Apr 19, 2018

Footsteps of La Crosse Spring 2018 walking tours

Join the La Crosse Public Library Archives for a series of tours highlighting historic and architecturally significant residences and buildings in La Crosse.

— Apr 2, 2018

130 Years of Library Service

In celebration of its 130th anniversary, learn how the La Crosse Public Library came to be.

 

 

 

 

 

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