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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

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Where is La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA? 

La Crosse is a city in and the county seat of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States. The city lies alongside the Mississippi River and remains the largest city on Wisconsin's western border...

La Crosse was incorporated as a city in 1856, but its history dates further. The first Europeans to see the site of La Crosse were French fur traders who traveled the Mississippi River in the late 17th century. There is no written record, however, of any visit to the site until 1805, when Lt. Zebulon Pike mounted an expedition up the Mississippi River for the United States. Pike recorded the location's name as "Prairie La Crosse." The name originated from the game with sticks that resembled a bishop's crozier or la crosse in French, which was played by Native Americans there...Wikipedia


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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse) - 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
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

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

La Crosse, and Scenery Above
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse) - La Crosse Harbor on Mississippi River, La Cross, Wis.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

La Crosse Harbor on Mississippi River, La Cross, Wis.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse) - State Normal School, La Crosse, Wis.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

State Normal School, La Crosse, Wis.

La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse) - Main Street East from Third
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

Main Street East from Third

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1851 - La Crosse, Wisconsin founded

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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
News  1897 - BIG BREWERY BURNED.
LaCrosse, Wis., Sept. 21. - Early Thursday morning fire was discovered in the roof of the brew...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...Read MORE...

1916
La Crosse, a city, the capital of La Crosse co., Wis., is beautifully situated on the Mississippi...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...Read MORE...

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

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Finnigan
flag  Hubert J FINNIGAN (20 July 1908, , Wisconsin, USA - 23 November 1960, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)) gravestone

Maxwell
flag  Hannah A MAXWELL (5 March 1830, , Maine, USA - 6 May 1915, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse))

Moulton
flag  David MOULTON (23 August 1802, Porter, Maine, USA - 13 June 1867, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)) gravestone
flag  Isaac Hodson MOULTON (28 November 1829, , Maine, USA - 3 February 1919, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse))
flag  William Lewis MOULTON (11 December 1859, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA - 21 June 1869, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse))

Muetze
immigrant flag  Carl Moritz Ottocar MUETZE (31 January 1842, Lauban, Silesia, Prussia, Germany (Lubań, Schlesien, Preußen) - 20 November 1930 , La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)) gravestone
immigrant flag  Paul Richard Alexander MUETZE (1 June 1848, Lauban, Silesia, Prussia, Germany (Lubań, Schlesien, Preußen) - 15 October 1902 , La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)) gravestone

Quinn
flag  Mary Ann QUINN (29 Feb 1848, Whitehall, New York, USA - 2 June 1926, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)) gravestone

Solberg
flag  Betty Jane SOLBERG (31 Aug 1923, , Wisconsin, USA - 29 Feb 2008, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)) gravestone

Stellpflug
immigrant   Francis Ignatius STELLPFLUG (28 Aug 1844, Udorf, Westfalen, Prussia - 26 Nov 1940, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)) gravestone

Stuebner
immigrant flag  Emma STUEBNER (28 May 1848, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 16 May 1916, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)) gravestone
 

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