Here you'll find links to more ways to bring local history to life.
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La Crosse and La Crosse County
- For instance, you could drop by the La Crosse Public Library's archives and check out a treasure trove of local history.
- Or, you can search through the UW-La Crosse Murphy Library archives for research.
- Here's the official Facebook page of the UWL History Department.
- One of our favorites is La Crosse History Unbound. What a gold mine of great information!
- Here's a cool resource called La Crosse County Historic Sites.
- Find out about the really old stuff from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center.
- Discover what the Preservation Alliance of La Crosse (PAL) is all about.
- For true history geeks, check out this History Of La Crosse County from 1881. This cool format allows you to read fully scanned pages of the actual book.
- Watch the Public Television documentary "Wisconsin Hometown Stories: La Crosse" for free online! Approximately one hour in length.
- Learn more about La Crosse's Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry ... some of our local boys in the Civil War.
- Take historic tours of La Crosse at this excellent web site, Footsteps of La Crosse.
- Discover what the Grand Excursion of 1854 was!
- Read an excellent paper on local Native American cemeteries.
- How about a great tour via the Friends of McGilvray-Seven Bridges?
- One of our county (and state) treasures is Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center. A beautiful place to take your family for a nature hike and a look at Norwegian-American culture.
- Bringing railroad history to La Crosse ... the 4000 Foundation!
- Check out these amazing newspaper transcriptions from 1870 about the sinking of the War Eagle from GenDisasters.com
- Speaking of the War Eagle, here's an article called "Sunken Treasure Of La Crosse" about the disaster and the late Dennis Brandt who recovered many of its artifacts over ten years of diving. His collection was donated to LCHS.
- Here's an article from Big River Magazine on the wreck of the War Eagle.
People of the La Crosse Region
- Learn about the Ho-Chunk Nation.
- Here's a wealth of information about 19th century immigration to Wisconsin. (via the Wisconsin Historical Society)
- And, here's a neat video about the history of coming to Wisconsin.
- Discover the story of the Mormons of Mormon Coulee.
- Investigate the mysteries of Wisconsin's First Peoples.
- How did people get around all those years ago?
- Wisconsin's history was not without its clash of cultures.
- Take a look at where we came from.
- Check out this great video for kids about how to become a history detective.