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Agriculture

Agriculture of La Crosse County and the Driftless Region of Wisconsin: the Phosphorous Determination (appended) / Dunnewald, Theodore John, 1912.

A University of Wisconsin – Madison thesis on the agriculture of Southwestern Wisconsin which includes a presentation of the larger distinctive problems of farming in the area, a comparison of the soil and crop resources of similar areas in the United States, and an analysis of the average farm of the area.

Brief History of the La Crosse County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy / Bill Merwin, 1965.

UW – La Crosse Seminar Paper

The Geography of La Crosse and the La Crosse Trade Territory / by Walter W. Ristow

This 61 page thesis written for a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1931 investigates the physical geography and agricultural resources of the region surrounding La Crosse that is dependent upon the city for services and trade.  Accompanying maps and charts.

Illustrated Catalogue: La Crosse Plow Works (La Crosse, Wis. : La Crosse Plow Works), 1885? (pdf copy)

A black and white illustrated 1885 catalog of the La Crosse Plow Works products. Most of the farm implements were designed to turn over the soil and break the sod. Started in 1865, the La Crosse Plow Works was owned and operated by Albert Hirshheimer and was a key manufacturing industry that helped pull La Crosse out of economic hardship following the collapse of the lumber industry. In 1929 the company was bought out by Allis Chalmers, and the La Crosse plant closed in 1969.

Soil and Water Conservation Needs Study, La Crosse County, Wisconsin by La Crosse County Conservation Needs Committee (Wis.) (La Crosse Co., Wis.: The Committee?), 1960.

A Survey of Halfway Creek, La Crosse County, Wisconsin to Determine Temperatures, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Nitrite-Nitrogen, Ortho Phosphate, and Sediment Present in the Creek / Robert R. Hoffman, 1972.

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