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The Oldest Extant House in La Crosse

While it's hard to nail down completely, read about the contenders for oldest surviving house in La Crosse.
(written by Dr. Les Crocker, UWL Emeritus Professor of Art History) This topic is covered in much more detail in my forthcoming book Immigrants All. Contact the Archives Depart…

Neighbors Making History: Simon Markle - The King of Corn

Simon Markle, a farmer in the town of Shelby, made news for his prize-winning corn in the early 1900s. His efforts to educate farmers on scientific farming methods also contributed to the advancement of agriculture in La Crosse County.
(written by Jeff Rand, retired Adult Services Librarian) Corn fields are ubiquitous in the Wisconsin countryside.  During this season of corn pickers and combines making their …