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La Crosse Heads to the Polls

In just over a week, on April 2nd, the people of La Crosse will go to the polls to elect a new mayor. 100 years ago, on April 1st, 1913, they did the same thing.
(written by Cate Putirskis, Archives Staff) In just over a week, on April 2nd, the people of La Crosse will go to the polls to elect a new mayor. 100 years ago, on April 1st… https://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/la-crosse-heads-to-the-polls/

Have You Ever Wondered...

Highlighting resources on our new website that will inform your curiosities.
(written by Cate Putirskis, Archives Staff) Do you ever wonder (or remember!) what some of La Crosse's busiest intersections looked like decades ago?  Snap a mental image o… https://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/have-you-ever-wondered.../

A Scrapbook for your Community

Consider donating to the La Crosse Public Library Archives
(written by Cate Putirskis, Archives Staff) Whether in digital or hard copy, we all like to have our important family photographs stored in a safe, readily accessible place… https://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/a-scrapbook-for-your-community/

Big Movie Comes To Town

On November 14, 1915, America’s first epic motion picture came to La Crosse.
(written by Bill Petersen, Archives Staff) On November 14, 1915, America’s first epic motion picture, “The Birth of a Nation,” came to the Majestic Theater at 514 Main St. in L… https://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/big-movie-comes-to-town/

Early La Crosse Major Leaguer

Probably the best baseball player ever to call La Crosse home was Edward Konetchy.
(written by Bill Petersen, Archives Staff) Probably the best baseball player ever to call La Crosse home was Edward Konetchy, whose major league baseball career lasted from 190… https://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/early-la-crosse-major-leaguer/

One Last Drink For The Road

How did La Crosse celebrate the last New Year’s Eve before the Prohibition era took effect on January 16, 1920?
(written by Bill Petersen, Archives Staff) December 31, 1919 was the last New Year’s Eve to be celebrated before the Prohibition era took effect on January 16, 1920. So how did… https://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/one-last-drink-for-the-road/

Boxing Greats of La Crosse

At one time, boxing was a big sport in La Crosse.
(written by Bill Petersen, Archives Staff) At one time, boxing was a big sport in La Crosse. In 1948, a Golden Gloves district tournament was held in La Crosse and no fewer tha… https://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/boxing-greats-of-la-crosse/

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