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Author:
W.C. Rogers
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.)--History
La Crosse (WIs.)--Directories
Creator:
Spencer Carr 1811-1880
Description:
this list includes men and eligible women and is not a comprehensive listing of La Crosse residents at the time of publication; it was an attempt to draw young people to the fledgling community on the prairie
Carr was pastor at First Baptist Church
Author:
Western Historical Company
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
La Crosse County (Wis.)--History
La Crosse County (Wis.)--Biography
Creator:
Butterfield, Consul Willshire
Author:
La Crosse Public Library
Creator:
La Crosse Tribune
Description:
A collection of newspaper articles about the generosity of the community. The people of La Crosse are generous and this collection of articles highlights some of the philanthropic efforts to help other people. Topics include food pantries and community gardens, community philanthropic events, volunteerism, and some specific organizations.
Author:
Area Research Center, Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
La Crosse County (Wis.) -- History -- Indexes
La Crosse County (Wis.) -- Biography -- Indexes
La Crosse County (Wis.) -- History
Description:
A name index to the History of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1881.
Subject:
Authors, American--Wisconsin--La Crosse--Biography
La Crosse (Wis.)--Biography
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
Creator:
Richard Boudreau
Description:
artists include early poets, Marcus "Brick" Pomeroy, George W. Peck, David Franklin "Doc" Powell, Egid Hackner, Sandor Landau, Ford Sterling, Minnie Dupree, Percy Bentley, Guy & Eloda Beach, Howard Mumford Jones, Rudolf Kvelve, Arthur Kreutz, Walter Ristow, Joseph Losey, Alonso Hauser, Nicholas Ray, John Toland, James Cameron, Don Herbert "Mr. Wizard," Robert Moevs, Elmer Petersen, Frank Italiano, Hugo Jan Huss, John Judson, Kati Casida, Nancy Arganbright, Dallas Weekley, Charles Dierkop, John Solie, Sr. Thea Bowman, Bill Miller, Amy Mills and Scott Thorson
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Miyamoto, Bud -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
00:00:20 -- Introductions, born at Gundersen Clinic lived in apartment above Guggenbuehl and Nekola Department Store
00:01:20 -- Mother's background before she met Miyamoto's father, moved to La Crosse at nineteen, working at the Auto-Lite factory, work tasks, shift management
00:02:36 -- Father's service in the 100th Infantry Battalion, U. S. Army, (predominantly Japanese American unit from Hawaii) during World War II, father's transfer to Camp McCoy for basic training, missions in the Pacific Islands interpreting Japanese communications, father shot in shoulder and discharged from U.S. Army, parents meeting in La Crosse
00:04:20 -- Childhood, social life, spending time with friends and classmates at local sporting events, school dances, and The Sweet Shop, North Side neighborhood, comparing teenage years to scenes from the movie American Graffiti (1973), drag racing cars on Main Street on Friday and Saturday nights for entertainment, dining at Country Kitchen, student rivalries between Central High School and Logan High School
00:09:50 -- Riviera Theatre, seeing the Wizard of Oz as a child at the theater, seeing color film for the first time, being afraid of film character the Wicked Witch of the West
00:12:10 -- Childhood, recreation, swimming at the North Side Beach, spending days at the beach, getting sunburnt, sunburn remedies, taking vinegar baths, playing recreational softball at Copeland Park, fishing on the Black River, visiting the county fair and circus
00:14:50 -- Religion, being baptized and confirmed at St. Luke's Methodist Church, attending church camps in the summer at Pine Lake, Wisconsin, friendships with Catholic children, attending different grade schools than Catholic friends, Catholic parents not allowing their children to talk to other children who were non-Catholic
00:17:00 -- Being Japanese American, friendships with people of other races, families of color on in the North Side neighborhood, the Moss family, first encountered racism while playing high school football, players on other teams using racial slurs
00:21:30 -- School, extracurricular activities at Logan Junior High School and Logan High School, Student Council President and Class President, respecting football coaches, Joe Thienes (1926-2013) and Jack Fent, Athletic Director Ron Johnson, Assistant Principal and basketball coach Rod Martin (1908-1990), Logan High School being on the "other side of the tracks," students coming from blue collar families
00:24:10 -- North La Crosse, solidarity, feeling of community within the neighborhood, shared experiences of blue collar families, community caring for one another, community bond throughout the North and Lower North Side
00:25:56 -- Community gatherings, picnics with neighboring families in Copeland Park, North Side neighborhood or at County Park in West Salem
00:27:15 -- Auto-Lite factory, 1959 lay-offs at Auto-Lite, mother loses her job, community grief caused by factory closing, Miyamoto family discussed moving to Iowa, staying in La Crosse because of community connections, mother worked three jobs to provide for her family, late 1950s
00:32:10 -- early employment experiences, shoveling snow for business community on Caledonia Street, Manke Hardware Store, M. Lokken & Son Grocery, Neumeister's Butcher Shop, Guggenbuehl and Nekola, Nelson's Clothing Store, and Berg's Pharmacy, delivering newspapers for Milwaukee Sentinel, working at The Sweet Shop, Sandy's fast food
00:36:10 -- U.S. President John F. Kennedy, memories of the day President Kennedy was assassinated, November 22, 1963
00:37:55 -- 1965 Flood in La Crosse, city preparing for the flood, using sandbags as a preventative measures, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse college students' assistance to the upper North Side before and during the flood, damage on the Causeway, damage to businesses North Side businesses, severity of the flood
00:39:25 -- Fast food management employment with Hardee's Restaurant chain throughout Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana
00:40:30 -- Memories of the train depot on the Lower North Side, visiting mother's family in Alma, Wisconsin by train, meeting actor Alan Ladd on one of the trains, love of the movie Shane, actor Lloyd Bridges visited La Crosse
00:46:50 -- Telephones, party lines, waiting for other neighbors to finish their phone conversations to use the shared line
00:47:55 -- Doctors' house calls, transition from house calls to visiting the hospital when in need of care
00:49:40 -- Listening to the radio, listening to sports on 580 WKTY, announcers Charlie Kearns and Mike Kearns, listening to rock stations, 102 Eagle
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Lysaker, John -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
00:01:34 -- Education, Logan High School, Teacher's College
00:12:32 -- School programs
00:15:14 -- Religion, Catholicism
00:18:15 -- Ethnic groups, relations, businesses
00:22:44 -- Race relations
00:26:15 -- Employment, Rivoli Theatre, carpenter
00:30:00 -- Transportation, La Crosse
00:31:20 -- Movie theaters, La Crosse
00:34:30 -- Copeland Avenue
00:35:50 -- Employment, railroad
00:39:17 -- The Great Depression, 1929
00:43:15 -- Businesses, World War, 1939-1945
00:49:00 -- Korean War, 1950-1953
00:51:40 -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
00:55:18 -- Veterans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, La Crosse
00:56:38 -- Flood, La Crosse, 1965
00:58:58 -- Train depot, La Crosse
1:07:30 -- Technology, computers, calculators
Author:
H.E. Wheaton
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Biography
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
Library's copy is numbered book no. 19.
Author:
Douglas Connell
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.)--History--Anecdotes
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
Creator:
Douglas Connell
Description:
ocm31766088 "A La Crosse History Works book."
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse Region
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse Region
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Creator:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse public history class
Description:
In September of 2003, UW-La Crosse history professor Charles "Chuck" Lee, approached the Washburn Neighborhood Association, offering to work on a project for the association. As a result of that offer, Professor Lee's Public History class was tasked with preparing historic sites nominations, developing a walking tour of the neighborhood, and conducting neighborhood oral history interviews.
Author:
La Crosse Grand Excursion Educate Committee
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.)--History
Creator:
La Crosse Grand Excursion Educate Committee
Description:
Digitized portion of the book "Where Rivers Meet: An Educator's Guide to the History of La Crosse, Wisconsin..." containing short biographies of notable people associated with La Crosse, Wisconsin, history.