La Crosse

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La Crosse is situated between the Mississippi River and the picturesque bluffs of the Driftless Area. Founded in the 1840s, La Crosse's location at the intersection of three rivers attracted entrepreneurs. Fertile farmlands, scenic coulees, and prosperous industries enticed adventurous East Coasters and immigrants to settle in the area. From the 1850s to early 1900s, a boomtown atmosphere shaped the city's culture and fueled the construction of a distinctive downtown—much of which remains standing today.
ISBN: 9781467113328
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 214
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse routinely partners with citizens, community organizations, and government to help preserve the area's history. Library employees Laura Godden and Paul Beck selected postcards from the library's collection for Postcard History Series: La Crosse. Godden, a lifelong La Crosse resident, has a master's degree in history. Beck, the former secretary of the La Crosse County Historical Society, holds a master's degree in library science.
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