La Crosse Area Chamber: Prior to 1900

C.C. Washburn Profile

1856 Congressman Washburn Stops a Fight and Duel 1968 Washburn Profile 1974 Washburn Grave Site Showing Its Age 1980 Washburn Profile 1983 Washburn Profile 1984 Washburn Profile Washburn's Legacy His mill explosion in Minneapolis created the Washburn Memorial Asylum...

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La Crosse: A Cross or a Game?

An excerpt from History of La Crosse County: Containing an Account of its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources. 1881. Western Historical Society. Page 328-331 ORIGIN OF THE NAME LA CROSSE. The origin of the name is a subject of interest, and there are several...

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1878 West Salem’s Painted Cave

The following excerpt is from History of La Crosse County. Pg. 313, Submitted by Rev. Edward Brown. This curious cavern is situated on the farm of David Samuel, in the town of Barre, four miles from West Salem, and eight miles from La Crosse, on the northwest quarter...

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