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Mississippi River


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—Mississippi River—


Author:
Art Photogravure Company
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Bridges -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Bridges -- Mississippi River
Creator:
United States. War Department
Description:
At the heart of this 57 page federal government document from 1872 is a report from G.K. Warren, Major of Engineers, U.S. Army, with appendices and supporting correspondence, about selecting a site and constructing a new bridge across the Mississippi River at La Crosse. Correspondents include C. C. Washburn; James Lyndes, mayor of La Crosse; T.B. Stoddard, President, Southern Minnesota Railroad Company; Alexander Mitchell, President, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad; H.J. Bliss, civil engineer; and other U.S. Army engineers.
Subject:
Prairie du Chien (Wis.)--History
Clamming--Wisconsin--Prairie du Chien
Freshwater mussels--Wisconsin--Prairie du Chien
Pearl button industry
Creator:
Eric F.Temte
Description:
UW-L Seminar Paper
History of the clamming or fresh water mussel industry in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, along the Mississippi River.
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Water -- Sampling -- Mississippi River
Water -- Sampling -- Lake Onalaska (Wis.)
Water quality -- Environmental aspects -- Mississippi River
Water quality -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Sullivan, John F.
Bartsch, Lynn A.
Huebsch, Jennifer
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society
Subject:
Mississippi River--Navigation--History
Steamboats--Mississippi River--History
Transportation
Inland water transportation--Mississippi River--History
Creator:
Bristow, Ruth
Description:
A chapter in the La Crosse County Historical Sketches that discusses steamboat companies or lines and navigation in early La Crosse written by Ruth Bristow.
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society
Subject:
Transportation
Steamboats--Mississippi River--History
Mississippi River--Navigation--History
Creator:
Bristow, Ruth
Description:
A chapter in the La Crosse County Historical Sketches, series 1, on early steamboat history on the Mississippi River written by Ruth Bristow.
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society
Subject:
Transportation
Steamboats--Mississippi River--History
Boats and boating
Creator:
Jagow, Charles
Description:
A chapter in the La Crosse County Historical Sketches, series 1, on early transportation on the Upper Mississippi River written by Charles Jagow.
Subject:
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Genoa No. 3 (Power plant)--Environmental aspects
La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (Genoa, Wis.)--Environmental aspects
Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc.--Mississippi River
Power-plants--Wisconsin--Genoa--Environmental aspects
Mississippi River
Creator:
Ronald G. Rada
Description:
A study was conducted in Navigation Pool No. 9 of the Upper Mississippi River to determine the impact of the thermal effluent from Dairyland Power Cooperative's Genoa, Wisconsin electric generating facility on the phycoperiphyton. The objectives of this study were: 1) to compare the taxonomic composition, density, biomass, and pigment concentration of the phycoperiphyton community upstream and downstream from the thermal effluent; 2) to monitor the physical and chemical characteristics of the upper portion of Navigation Pool 9; and 3) to establish baseline data for phycoperiphyton in channel areas of Navigation Pool No. 9 of the Mississippi River. Sampling was conducted from 3 June 1980 to 1 June 1981.
UWL Masters thesis
Author:
Mississippi River Power Company
Subject:
Mississippi River Power Company
Electric power-plants
Hydroelectric power plants
Creator:
Mississippi River Power Company
Description:
Published by the Mississippi River Power Company of Keokuk, Iowa, in 1913, the booklet shows the use of a hydroelectric power plant in use on the Mississippi River.
Author:
Mississippi River Power Company
Subject:
Mississippi River Power Company
Electric power-plants -- Iowa -- Keokuk
Hydroelectric power plants -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Mississippi River Power Company
Description:
Published by the Mississippi River Power Company in 1913, a description of water-power development at Keokuk, Iowa.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
History
Creator:
Kollath, Jeffrey J.
Description:
The theme of this project is to examine the environmental history of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding Lock and Dam Number Six near Trempealeau, Wisconsin. With oral histories as our main source, our goal is to trace changes in the river environment after lock and dam construction in the 1930s. After taking part in several oral history interviews and utilizing much secondary source research, conclusions have been drawn as to what aspects of the river have changed since construction, as well as possible changes or problems that may occur in the future. Some of the topics to be covered are changes in fishing, wildlife, vegetation, water quality and habitat. The causes of the changes have also been examined, as has what the future and its environment may hold.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 3 (2000)
Author:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Striped bass -- Pepin, Lake (Minn. and Wis.)
Fish populations -- Mississippi River
Fisheries -- Research -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Skrypek, John
Sternberg, Richard B.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
United States. Waterways Experiment Station
Subject:
Benthos
Mississippi River
Creator:
Johnson, Jeffrey H.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. St. Louis District
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Photocopied.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Biology
Journals
Creator:
Carter, Laurie
Description:
The past few years, the increased prevalence of deformed frogs in the Wisconsin/ Minnesota area has caught the attention of scientists and environmentalists around the country. The health of frogs, and other amphibians, in an environment can be used as an indicator of the health of that environment. The objective of the project was to find out if the Mississippi River Valley harbored deformed frogs, and if the number of cases identified was unusually high. The project also looked to find out if Manodistomum syntomentera might be one causative agent for frog deformities. Frog collections were made at Goose Island County Park, (La Crosse Co), Van Loon Wildlife Area, (La Crosse Co), and Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge, (Trempealeau Co). No deformities were identified in any of 12 green (Rana clamitans) or 35 leopard (R. pipiens) frogs from Goose Island, eight green frogs and two leopard frogs from Van Loon and 44 leopard frogs and 58 green frogs from Trempealeau. Three of 58 (5.17%) green frogs from Trempealeau were deformed. Deformities included missing digits, extra digits, missing extremities, and misshapen leg bones. No supernumerary limbed frogs were found. We necropsied 76 frogs, ( 45 R. pipiens and 31 R. clamitans ) and obtained numerous parasites from the frogs, including: Halipegus (Eustachian tubes), Haematoloechus (rectum), Rhabdias (lungs), Ozwaldocruzia (intestine), Glypthelmins (intestine), Megalodiscus (rectum), opalinids (rectum), and gorgoderids (urinary bladder). Blood smears have yet to be stained. Metacercariae recovered include: Manodistomum (subdermal), neascus (subdermal) diplostomula (muscles), heterophyid (unencysted along femurs), and echinostome (kidney). These data indicate that M. syntomentera is not likely the causative agent of deformities in R pipiens and R. clamitans.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 1 (1998)
Author:
Department of Natural Resources, West Central District
Subject:
Barges -- Environmental aspects -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse County
Mooring of ships -- Environmental aspects -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse County
Barges -- Environmental aspects -- Mississippi River
Mooring of ships -- Environmental aspects -- Mississippi River
Barges -- Environmental aspects -- Wisconsin -- Black River (Taylor County-La Crosse County)
Mooring of ships -- Environmental aspects -- Wisconsin -- Black River (Taylor County-La Crosse County)
Mississippi River -- Environmental aspects
Black River (Taylor County-La Crosse County, Wis.) -- Environmental aspects
Creator:
West Central District, State of Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Corps of Engineers
Subject:
Flood control -- Mississippi River
Mississippi River -- Floods
Floods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Floods
Creator:
Department of the Army, St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers
Author:
United States. National Park Service
Subject:
Dams -- Mississippi River -- History -- 20th century
Locks (Hydraulic engineering) -- Mississippi River -- History -- 20th century
Mississippi River -- Channelization -- History -- 20th century
Creator:
O'Brien, William Patrick
Rathbun, Mary Yeater
O'Bannon, Patrick
Description:
History of the 9-foot channel project in the upper Mississippi River to aid river navigation and commerce.
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fishery Research Laboratory
Subject:
Fishes--Mississippi River
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
Fishes--Habitat--Mississippi River
Fishes--Feeding and feeds--Mississippi River
Mississippi River
Creator:
S. Littlejohn
L. Holland
R. Jacobson
M. Hudson
T. Hornung
National Fishery Research Laboratory (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Introductory guide to identifying fish, their habits and habitats in the Mississippi River
20 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subject:
La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (Genoa, Wis.)--Environmental aspects
Power-plants--Environmental aspects--Wisconsin--Genoa
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Genoa No. 3 (Power plant)--Environmental aspects
Creator:
Michael C. McInerny
Description:
The impact to the fishery of Navigation Pool No. 9 of the Mississippi River from impingement and entrainment processes by two Dairyland Power Cooperative power stations in Genoa, Wisconsin, was determined. Impingement samples were taken once each week for a 24 hour period from 8 August 1978 through 30 June 1980 at both plants. Sampling devices, comprised of galvanized hardware cloth, were used to strain screen wash water to determine impingement rates. Entrainment sampling was conducted once each week for a 24 hour period from 26 February 1979 through 10 September 1979 and 6 February 1980 through 30 June 1980. Entrainment rates were determined by straining water from tapped intake pipes with plankton nets. Impingement survival tests, stress tests, and ichthyoplankton surveys were also taken to further define the impact of entrainment and impingement. An estimated 8,390 (127.1 kg) and 54,349 (2915.7 kg) fish were impinged during this study at La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor. (LACBWR)and Genoa #3 (G-3), respectively. The two power stations collectively impinged representatives of 53 species and 19 families of fish. The most frequently impinged species of fish were bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens)., gizzard shad(Dorosoma cepedianum) and channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Young-of-the-year fish density, behavioral responses of some species of fish and intake structure design were determined to be the most influential factors causing impingement at these plants. The impact to the Pool 9 fishery from impingement by these two power stations was judged insignificant. Greater than 11 x 106 larval fish were entrained by G-3 during this study. Freshwater drum and Morone sp. larvae were the most frequently entrained species of fish. Other larval fish taxa entrained were Dorosoma sp., Hiodon sp., Pomoxis sp., cyprinids and catostomids. The impact to the Pool 9 fishery from entrainment was probably insignificant with the possible exception of freshwater drum. Recommendations for modification of screen washing procedures and intake structures at the present plants were offered to the power company to reduce the impact of entrainment and impingement. Placement of intake structures in areas of lowest fish density was recommended to the power company for their future power plants.
Author:
State of Iowa
Subject:
Creels (Fishing) -- Mississippi River
Fishing -- Mississippi River
Fishing -- Mississippi River -- Statistics
Creator:
Schoumacher, Roger
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Joseph N. Nicollet
Subject:
Maps
Description:
map from An atlas of early maps of the Midwest. Reproductions of maps produced 1678-1856, compiled by W. Raymond Wood, 1983
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society
Subject:
Mississippi River--Navigation--History
La Crosse River--Navigation--History
Steamboats--Mississippi River--History
Boats and boating
La Crosse (Wis.)--History
Creator:
Hirshheimer, Harry J.
Description:
A chapter in the La Crosse County Historical Sketches, series 7, about the La Crosse River and the Davidson family, well known steamboat and packet company owners and manufacturers in La Crosse. Other lines and the influence of the railroad is also discussed. Written by Harry J. Hirshheimer.
Subject:
Maps
Lakes
Description:
"Depth contour interval one foot (where scale permits, depth contours and selected soundings in feet below spillway elevation of 638 feet, bathymetry compiled Summer 1976, sounding device - raytheon fathometer" Field crew: D. Bahr, J. Bonde, K. Farrell, A. Lewis, T. Presley, S. Scepanski, M. Venneman, T. Weber, E. Weinzierl; Depth contours: S. Scepanski, E. Weinzierl; Cartography: S. Kazar, S. Scepanski. Shows Red Oak Ridge, Rosebud Island, Bell Island Scale 1:10,800; 1 inch=900 feet
Map / On sheet 89 x 114 cm
Author:
Govt. Print Off.
Subject:
Freshwater biology -- Mississippi River
Mississippi River
Creator:
Galtsoff, Paul S. (Paul Simon), 1887-1979
Description:
From Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, vol. 39, 1923-24.; Bibliography: p. 434-438.
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.)
La Crosse County (Wis.)
Wisconsin--La Crosse--Maps
Wisconsin--La Crosse County--Maps
Mississippi River
Nautical charts--Mississippi River
Mississippi River--Navigation--Maps
Description:
This group of material includes maps and atlases of La Crosse County of a variety of types, including plat (rural land ownership), highway, soil, topographic; city of La Crosse (Wisconsin) including zoning, parks, and street; other La Crosse County municipalities; and representative pre- and post-lock and dam charts and maps of the Upper Mississippi River. The date range of this map collection is approximately 1854-1987 and explores the rich history of the area from the days of logging to the post-lock and dam system on the Mississippi River. This project brings together in an online environment content that is located physically at three separate institutions: the La Crosse Public Library, Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Maps and Atlases of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, and the Upper Mississippi River is a collaborative project completed by the UWDCC and the La Crosse Public Library. Digitization of Maps and Atlases of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, and the Upper Mississippi River was funded, in part, through a 2008 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. LSTA is governed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) which is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Subject:
Mississippi River -- Ecology
Ecology
Mississippi River
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Description:
The UMRCC video was produced with the intention of informing and motivating UMR users (boaters, fisherman, hunters, nature enthusiasts, etc.) and decision makers (Natural Resource Managers, legislators) about the significance of the UMR ecosystem and the threats it faces now and in the future.
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Original VHS converted to digital file.
Author:
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (Geological Survey)
Creator:
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (Geological Survey)
Description:
This site includes aerial obliques (photos), surface obliques (ground level photos) and video of the La Crosse and Coulee region of the Mississippi River suffering effects of flooding in April 2001.
Prepared by the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center.
Author:
Commercial Museum
Subject:
Mississippi River
Mississippi River -- History
Creator:
Schoff, Wilfred H. (Wilfred Harvey)
Author:
Division of Fish, Game, and Enforcement, Bureau of Fish Management, West Central District
Subject:
Fishing surveys -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Wright, Kenneth J.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Fishing surveys -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Mathson, Greg R.
Gebken, DuWayne F.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Fishes -- Counting -- Mississippi River -- Wisconsin
Creator:
Wright, Kenneth J.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Manage report number 45: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Division of Fish, Game and Enforcement; Bureau of Fish Management. Mississippil River Special tailwater sport fishing creel census.
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Fish populations -- Wisconsin
Fishing -- Mississippi -- Statistics
Creator:
Wright, Kenneth J.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
United States. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Subject:
Groundwater flow -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse County -- Mathematical models
Hydrogeology -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse County
Creator:
Hunt, R. J.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Frank, Barbara A -- Interviews
Sierra Club
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Coulee Region Sierra Club -- History
Coulee Region Sierra Club -- Membership
Environmentalism -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Environmental policy -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Environmental education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Description:
Frank discusses growing up in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where she became interested in environmental issues. She describes her work in environmental education and policy and details her involvement in such environmental groups as the Coulee Region Sierra Club, Coulee Region Environmental Education Development (CREED), the Wisconsin Association of Environmental Education, and the Wisconsin Conservation Corps.
Author:
Minnesota-Wisconsin PCB Interagency Task Force
Subject:
Polychlorinated biphenyls
Pollution -- Mississippi River Watershed
Fishes, Water pollution effect on
Water -- Pollution -- Mississippi River
Mississippi River
Creator:
Hora, Marvin E.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
United States. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Fish Pesticide Research Unit
Subject:
Polychlorinated biphenyls
Pollution -- Mississippi River Watershed
Fishes -- Effect of water pollution on
Water -- Pollution -- Mississippi River
Mississippi River
Creator:
Mauck, Wilbur L.
Olson, Lee E.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Water quality management -- Mississippi River
Water quality management -- Wisconsin
Mississippi River Watershed
Creator:
Sullivan, John F.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Mussels -- Wisconsin -- Buffalo County
Mussels -- Effect of water levels on -- Mississippi River
Water levels -- Environmental aspects -- Mississippi River
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
The purpose of the drawdown was to determine the effect and fate of shallow-water mussels from Pool 5 south of the city of Alma, Wisconsin.
Author:
Iowa Conservation Commission
Subject:
Fish populations -- Mississippi River
Pike
Creator:
Helms, Don R.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Subject:
Freshwater biology -- Wisconsin
La Crosse River (Wis.) -- Limnology
Black River (Taylor County-La Crosse County, Wis.) -- Limnology
Mississippi River -- Limnology
Creator:
Cary, George
Description:
A seven-month study of the phytoplankton populations and water quality of the La Crosse and Mississippi Rivers and the back water slough of the old Black River channel below navigation pool #7, hereafter referred to as the "Black" River, was initiated on May 19, 1971 and terminated on November 20, 1971. Nine sampling stations were chosen in such a manner as to monitor the different channels above and below their point of convergence. Phytoplankton samples were collected at 3 depths, while samples used in the determination of chemical parameters were obtained at the 2 m depth. Six major groups of algae were found in the study area. These were the Chrysophyceae, Pyrrophyta, Euglenophyta, Bacillariophyceae, Chlorophyta and Cyanophyta. The latter three made up the major portion of the phytoplankton, both in numbers and diversity. The "Black" and Mississippi Rivers were found to be similar with regard to phytoplankton composition. The chemical parameters of the two study areas were also similar, with the exception of total hardness. It was observed that the total hardness concentration was lower in the "Black" River than in the Mississippi River. The La Crosse River presented a seemingly unfavorable set of conditions for the maintenance of phytoplankton populations. The major organisms of this river were various species of Ulothrix. This was also the only genus to occur in bloom proportions in the La Crosse River. The La Crosse River, besides being distinct from the "Black" and Mississippi Rivers with regard to phytoplankton composition, was also distinct from the latter two on the basis of turbidity and settleable matter.
UW-L Master's Thesis
Subject:
Mississippi River
American wildcelery
Creator:
Donnermeyer, Gary N.
Description:
Vallisneria americana Michx. (wild celery) was studied to determine biomass, productivity, and the nutritive potential of all morphological structures. The study area was located in the southern portion of Navigation Pool No. 9 of the Upper Mississippi River. A 2.6 hectare (0.1 mi squared) stand of monotypic V. americana was selected for study. Sampling was done monthly or bi-monthly during the summer and autumn of 1980 and the spring and summer of 1981. The nutritive potential of V. americana was assessed from these samples by determining dry matter, neutral-detergent fiber, crude protein, ash, and caloric concentrations of each plant organ.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
Tucker & Company
Subject:
Nichols, George C., 1824-
Mississippi River -- Navigation -- History
Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 1803-1865
Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 1865-
Creator:
Nichols, George C., 1824-
Description:
This memoir discusses early river travel in the Upper Mississippi Valley. One chapter is titled "Moving the Winnebago Indians" and recounts the details behind the 1848 removal of the Ho-Chunk from the La Crosse area. Nichols was one of the steamboat pilots hired by the U.S. Federal Government to conduct this formal and violent removal of Indigenous Peoples from their ancestral lands.
Author:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Section of Fisheries
Subject:
Mississippi River -- Recreational use
Creator:
Watson, Larry D.
Hawkinson, Bruce W.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Subject:
Mississippi River -- Recreational use
Creator:
Ackelson, Mark C.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Subject:
Fishes -- Habitat -- Mississippi River
Fishes -- Feeding and feeds -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Albert, W. E.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission
Subject:
Actions and defenses -- Cases
Mississippi River
Description:
A report on the kind of disputes relating to the Upper Mississippi River System that resulted in legal action between 1960 and 1980.
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Cover title.
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society
Subject:
Transportation
Mississippi River--Navigation--History
Steamboats--Mississippi River--History
Inland water transportation--Mississippi River--History
La Crosse (Wis.)--History
Creator:
Winslow, Edward M.
Description:
A chapter in La Crosse County Historical Sketches, series 2, on early La Crosse steamboats on the Mississippi River and Root River in Minnesota written by Edward M. Winslow.
Author:
Enterprise Pub. Company
Subject:
Mississippi River -- Pictorial works
Creator:
Nelson Art Studio, Dubuque, Iowa
Description:
A pictorial booklet dated 1904 with views of the Upper Mississippi River.
Creator:
Tyser, Robin W.
Description:
This report presents observations of species abundance and diversity patterns of avian communities associated with four types of wetland vegetation near La Crosse, Wis., during the 1980 breeding season: River Bulrush, Cattail, Alder Thicket and Reed Canary grass.
Part of The passenger pigeon Volume 44, No. 1 (Spring 1982), pp16-20
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Subject:
Fishes -- Habitat -- Mississippi River
Fishes -- Feeding and feeds -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Hlavacek, John
Cleary, R. E.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Subject:
Electric fishing -- Iowa
Electric fishing -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Cleary, R. E.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission
Subject:
Inland navigation -- Mississippi River
Water quality -- Mississippi River
Water -- Pollution -- Mississippi River -- Bibliography
Nature conservation -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Moline, Robert T.
Blake, George R.
Absher, James
Absher, Ellen
Lazewski, Tony
Nagel, Doris
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Volume 5 is cultural resources and wilderness preservation areas. Those of local interest include the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge and the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge.
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.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
Biology
Microbiology
Creator:
Kroc, Kellie
Description:
Small mammals were surveyed in a wet meadow habitat of the Upper Mississippi River floodplain by live trapping in late July and August 1998. Two trapping grids were established at Halfway Creek wet meadow area of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, near Midway, WI. One grid of 25 traps set one meter apart was placed in a section of meadow that was burned in May. The other grid of 50 traps was established on an unburned section. The trapping was conducted for a total of eight nights on the burned and 14 nights on the unburned plots. Meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) were the most abundant species captured on both the burned (35) and unburned (57) sites. Seven short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda) were captured, all at the unburned site. Meadow jumping mice (Zapus hudsonius), a species previously not reported in La Crosse County, were captured in both grids in very small numbers. Physical characteristics such as sex, reproductive condition, and weight of individual animals were examined and compared between plots.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 2 (1999)
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Improvement Association
Subject:
Inland navigation -- United States
Mississippi River -- Navigation
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Improvement Association
Description:
Suggestions to U. S. Congress for the permanent improvement of the Upper Mississippi River for "securing cheaper and more direct transportation for the products of factory, farm and forest" by securing a six foot channel from St. Anthony's Falls in Minnesota south to the mouth of the Ohio River. The recommendations emanated from the Upper Mississippi River Improvement Association.
Author:
Trempealeau County Historical Society
Subject:
Dams -- Mississippi River
Trempealeau (Wis.) -- History
Creator:
Elkins, Winston
Description:
A short history of the dam on the Mississippi River at Trempealeau, Wisconsin, Includes historical photographic images.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Subject:
Water resources development -- Mississippi River Watershed
Water resources development -- Middle West
Mississippi River Watershed
Mississippi River Valley
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Description:
Appendix P: Economic Base Study and Projections (vol. VIIi)
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Subject:
Water resources development -- Mississippi River Watershed
Water resources development -- Middle West
Mississippi River Watershed
Mississippi River Valley
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Description:
Appendix O: State and Federal Water Laws, Policies and Programs (vol. VII)
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Subject:
Water resources development -- Mississippi River Watershed
Water resources development -- Middle West
Mississippi River Watershed
Mississippi River Valley
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Description:
Appendix I: Flood Control (vol. V)
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Subject:
Water resources development -- Mississippi River Watershed
Water resources development -- Middle West
Mississippi River Watershed
Mississippi River Valley
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Description:
Appendix K: Recreation (vol. VI)
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Subject:
Water resources development -- Mississippi River Watershed
Water resources development -- Middle West
Mississippi River Watershed
Mississippi River Valley
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Description:
Appendix C: Climatology and Meteorology (vol. III)
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Subject:
Water resources development -- Mississippi River Watershed
Water resources development -- Middle West
Mississippi River Watershed
Mississippi River Valley
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Description:
Appendix A: History of Investigation (vol. II) documents the state and federal organizational arrangements and planning procedures used in this basin study to obtain overall integrated plans for the development, control and use of water and related land resources. The Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers was then given responsibility for providing leadership for the study.
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Subject:
Water resources development -- Mississippi River Watershed
Water resources development -- Middle West
Mississippi River Watershed
Mississippi River Valley
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Description:
Appendix H: Water Supply and Quality Control (vol. IV)
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Subject:
Water resources development -- Mississippi River Watershed
Water resources development -- Middle West
Mississippi River Watershed
Mississippi River Valley
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Description:
Appendix Q: Framework for Development (vol. IX)
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Subject:
Water resources development -- Mississippi River Watershed
Water resources development -- Middle West
Mississippi River Watershed
Mississippi River Valley
Creator:
Upper Mississippi River Basin Coordinating Committee
Description:
Main Report: summarizes the findings of the 17 supporting appendices.
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Corps of Engineers
Subject:
Aids to navigation
Nautical charts
Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
Maps
Creator:
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. St. Paul District
Description:
Maps show shoreline at normal pool elevations, topography of adjacent bottom lands, navigation aids, submerged or exposed structures, bridge clearance, and 1973 or later soundings. Published between 1938 and 1942. Only Pool 8 digitized. Black line print. Scale 1:5000
83 maps / 66 x 99 cm each
Author:
Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Subject:
Mississippi River -- Bibliography
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
This bibliography was prepared as a publication of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee - Fish Technical Section and was jointly financed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and Iowa Conservation Commission.; Bibliography included.
Author:
Corps of Engineers
Subject:
Nautical charts
Navigation
Maps
Creator:
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Description:
Buildings and points of interest shown pictorially-Upper Mississippi River nine-foot channel. "February 1959" Scale 1:2,500,000
Map / Color / 46 x 61 cm
Author:
University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
Subject:
Mississippi River--Navigation--History
Steamboats--Mississippi River--History
Photographs
Steamboats--Columbia River--History
Steamboats--Missouri River--History
Steamboats--Ohio River--History
Creator:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
Description:
The UW-La Crosse Historic Steamboat Photograph collection consists of over 40,000 photographic images of steamboats on the inland waterways of the United States, primarily the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri rivers and their tributaries. The photos depict steamboats in every phase of their life span from construction to destruction and every aspect of their daily operations from the 1850s to the present. The photos show steamboats in all sort of settings on the water; going through a lock, at a city's waterfront or levee, tied up at shore as they went about their everyday business of hauling freight and passengers and towing barges and rafts. For some steamboats, especially the bigger excursion boats, there may be over a hundred photographs to view; for other boats, there might be only a single photo to document its existence. Besides steamboats, other types of images in the collection include steamboat captains, engineers, pilots, passengers and crews; city and town waterfronts; levees; locks and dams; and river-related activities such as fishing, swimming and clamming.
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Water -- Sampling -- Mississippi River
Water -- Sampling -- Lake Onalaska (Wis.)
Water quality -- Environmental aspects -- Mississippi River
Water quality -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Fischer, James R.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Morgan, Lodge and Fisher, printers
Subject:
Ohio River -- Description and travel
Ohio River -- Navigation
Mississippi River -- Description and travel
Mississippi River -- Navigation
Creator:
Cumings, Samuel
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Wildlife habitat improvement -- Mississippi River
Fish habitat improvement -- Mississippi River
Water quality -- Environmental aspects -- Mississippi River
Water quality -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Richardson, Lisa A. Hodge
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Nutrient pollution of water -- Research -- Mississippi River
Environmental monitoring -- Mississippi River
Water quality management -- Mississippi River
Water -- Dissolved oxygen -- Mississippi River -- Measurement
Water quality -- Environmental aspects -- Mississippi River
Water quality -- Mississippi River
Mississippi River -- Measurement
Water -- Sampling -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Von Ruden, Kenneth L.
Holzer, James A.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Water -- Sampling -- Mississippi River
Water -- Sampling -- Lake Onalaska (Wis.)
Water quality -- Environmental aspects -- Mississippi River
Water quality -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Sullivan, John F.
McLimans, Jennifer
Clement, Troy
Description:
"July 1993"; "Contract No. DACW 37-92-A-001"
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Subject:
Water -- Sampling -- Mississippi River
Water -- Sampling -- Lake Onalaska (Wis.)
Water quality -- Environmental aspects -- Mississippi River
Water quality -- Mississippi River
Creator:
Dukerschein, Jeanne T.
Description:
Item donated by the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (UMRCC) to Murphy Library in 2018. Part of the UMRCC Collection housed at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Author:
Wisconsin Public Television
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.)--History
Creator:
David Hestad
Carol Larson
Wisconsin Public Television
Wisconsin Historical Society
Description:
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: La Crosse is a movie available in streaming video and transcript that follows the evolution of the city at the junction of the Mississippi, Black and La Crosse Rivers from its earliest days to the present. Also available here are links to teacher resources, an interactive map and gallery of the 1867 birdseye view of La Crosse, and a short history of La Crosse written by Michael Goc. This was produced through a partnership of the Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Historical Society.