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Author:
Business and Economic History On-Line
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.)--History
Creator:
Morser, Eric J.
Description:
An article by Eric J. Morser, then visiting professor of history at the University of New Mexico, that appeared in the Business and Economic History On-Line, volume 3, 2005. The La Crosse municipal government in the later part of the nineteenth-century forced a wealthy and influential Chicago, Burlington & Northern Railroad line to reconsider its practices and to act in the public interest.
Author:
La Crosse Public Library
Creator:
La Crosse Tribune
Description:
A collection of newspaper articles about annexation. History of the Issue: The Town of Campbell was created at the time La Crosse County was organized in 1851. Campbell lost land mass when dams were constructed on the Mississippi River in the 1930s. By 1954, the Town of Campbell had been split in two by the southern growth of the city of Onalaska and the northern growth of the city of La Crosse. As a result, the town of Medary was formed west of Oak St., leaving the borders of the Town of Campbell largely to French Island and its environs.
About These Materials This grouping of articles highlights the ongoing discussion between the Town of Campbell and the City of La Crosse regarding annexation, boundaries, efforts to cooperate, and public services such as water. Since 1983, the city has tried to actively encourage Campbell residents to annex to the city. A court decision in 2002 over annexation led to a split: the city of La Crosse gained some properties on Hiawatha Island, a small island east of French Island, while ruling that annexation into French Island itself was invalid. Also, several moves to incorporate as a village began as early as 1966, with the most recent effort as late as 2002.
Author:
City of La Crosse (Wis.)
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
City Hall (La Crosse, Wis.)--Architecture
City Halls--Wisconsin--La Crosse
Author:
American Lithographing & Printing Company
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Police Department
Police -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
Creator:
Wilkinson, Harry
Author:
United States. Government Printing Office
Subject:
La Crosse Harbor (Wis.)
Harbors -- Law and legislation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Creator:
King, William Rice, 1839-1898
Description:
Contents: Round Lake -- Richmond Island -- Pigeon Island -- Bullett Chute -- Black River -- Gibbs Flat -- Brice Prairie -- Goose Lake -- Sommers Chute -- Lake Onalaska -- Rosebud Island -- Proudfoot Slough -- Millers Slough -- Bell Island -- Dresbach Island -- French Island -- La Crosse Airport -- Onalaska -- Lock and Dam no.7 -- Spillway -- Round Lake -- Minnesota Island -- Black River -- La Crescent -- La Crosse River -- Barron Island -- Blue Lake Pine Creek -- Target Lake -- Isle La Plume.
Caption title; Report written by W.R. King, Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers.; "January 22, 1897." Series: House document (United States. Congress (54th, 2nd session : 1895-1896). House) ; no. 210.
Letters to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives reporting on a survey of the Mississippi River along the La Crosse waterfront including a proposal to build several dams and dredging to improve the harbor.
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
Post office buildings--Wisconsin--La Crosse
Creator:
James O. Holmlund
Description:
Prepared for the dedication of the new building completed in 1978 Contains, "The U. S. mail service at La Crosse: 13 years of challenge and progress" by James O. Holmlund