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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

The first Europeans to see La Crosse were French fur traders. These traders traveled the Mississippi River in the late 17th century, even though there was no record of any visit until 1805.

The first white settlement occurred in 1841 in La Crosse. The settlement was started by New York native, Nathan Myrick, who moved to the area for fur trading.

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    La Crosse Harbor

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
    Appleton, 1872

    Artwork
  • 1851 - La Crosse, Wisconsin founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - La Crosse
    La Crosse, a thriving post-village, capital of La Crosse county, Wisconsin, is beautifully situated on the left bank of the Mississippi river, at the ...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - The LaCrosse (Wis.) Republican reports that in all parts of that city new buildings are being erected, and enumerates a large number that are being built.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 11, 1868

  • 1872 - H. T. Rumsey, a prominent citizen of LaCrosse, Wis., died at Chippewa Falls a few days ago, from an over-dose of laudanum, taken to produce sleep, while suffering from a severe nervous affection.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 3, 1872

  • La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    La Crosse, and Scenery Above
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
    Artwork
  • 1895 - La Crosse
    La Crosse, la kross, a county in the W. part of Wisconsin, has an area of about 450 square miles. It is bounded on the N.W. by Black River, on the W. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - BIG BREWERY BURNED.
    LaCrosse, Wis., Sept. 21. - Early Thursday morning fire was discovered in the roof of the brew house of the John Gund Brewing company's plant.
    The...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - FIRE AT LACROSSE. OPERA HOUSE AND ANOTHER BULDING BURNED - LOSS $200,000.
    LaCrosse, Wis., Dec. 3. - The worst fire that has visited this city for years occurred about midnight last night. Of the old "Brick Pomeroy" block...Read MORE...


  • La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    La Crosse Harbor on Mississippi River, La Cross, Wis.
    Postcard
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    State Normal School, La Crosse, Wis.
    Postcard
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Main Street East from Third
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  • News 1916 - LA CROSSE ELECTRIC PLANT IS DESTROYED
    [By Associated Press]
    La Crosse, Wis., May 25 — The lightning plant of the Wisconsin & Minnesota Light & Power Company was completely destroyed by...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    La Crosse, a city, the capital of La Crosse co., Wis., is beautifully situated on the Mississippi River, iust below the mouth of the La Crosse River, ...Read MORE...


  • 1954 - August 1 - WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
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La Crosse Harbor

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872

Artwork

La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
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La Crosse, and Scenery Above
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Artwork

La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
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La Crosse Harbor on Mississippi River, La Cross, Wis.
Postcard

La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
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State Normal School, La Crosse, Wis.
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
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Main Street East from Third
Postcard

History, News and Stories of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

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  • 1851 - La Crosse, Wisconsin founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - La Crosse
    La Crosse, a thriving post-village, capital of La Crosse county, Wisconsin, is beautifully situated on the left bank of the Mississippi river, at the ... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - The LaCrosse (Wis.) Republican reports that in all parts of that city new buildings are being erected, and enumerates a large number that are being built.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 11, 1868
  • 1872 - H. T. Rumsey, a prominent citizen of LaCrosse, Wis., died at Chippewa Falls a few days ago, from an over-dose of laudanum, taken to produce sleep, while suffering from a severe nervous affection.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 3, 1872
  • 1895 - La Crosse
    La Crosse, la kross, a county in the W. part of Wisconsin, has an area of about 450 square miles. It is bounded on the N.W. by Black River, on the W. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - BIG BREWERY BURNED.
    LaCrosse, Wis., Sept. 21. - Early Thursday morning fire was discovered in the roof of the brew house of the John Gund Brewing company's plant.
    The... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - FIRE AT LACROSSE. OPERA HOUSE AND ANOTHER BULDING BURNED - LOSS $200,000.
    LaCrosse, Wis., Dec. 3. - The worst fire that has visited this city for years occurred about midnight last night. Of the old "Brick Pomeroy" block... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    La Crosse, a city, the capital of La Crosse co., Wis., is beautifully situated on the Mississippi River, iust below the mouth of the La Crosse River, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1916 - LA CROSSE ELECTRIC PLANT IS DESTROYED
    [By Associated Press]
    La Crosse, Wis., May 25 — The lightning plant of the Wisconsin & Minnesota Light & Power Company was completely destroyed by... Read MORE...

  • 1954 - August 1 - WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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