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Author:
Bruce L. Mouser
Subject:
Poage, George Coleman
African American athletes--Wisconsin
African Americans--Wisconsin--La Crosse
Creator:
Bruce L. Mouser
Description:
Mouser follows Black Olympian George Poage's extraordinary life from Hannibal, Missouri, to La Crosse and Madison, Wisconsin, to St. Louis, Missouri, finally settling permanently in Chicago, Illinois. Poage excelled in the classroom until his attention turned to athletics.
Author:
Discover Wisconsin
Creator:
University of Wisconsin Foundation
Description:
This video production features George Coleman Poage (1880-1962), who grew up in La Crosse, WI. Poage's parents worked for prominent white families of La Crosse and his mom ensured that he received a good education. He graduated at the top of his class from a La Crosse high school and was an excellent track runner. He went on to study history and run track for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Shortly afterwards, he represented the Milwaukee Athletic Club at the 1904 St. Louis Games and became the first African American Olympic medalist.
Subject:
School sports -- Study and teaching -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Sports for children -- Study and teaching -- Wisconsin--La Crosse
Creator:
Lawson, H. Dutch
Description:
The purpose of this study was to determine the institutions in the La Crosse, Wisconsin, area offering activities of an interscholastic nature for young children, the competitive sports or games of an interscholastic nature that were conducted for young children in the La Crosse area, and how these activities of an interscholastic nature were organized, administered, and presented. A 70 item questionnaire was developed to determine what activities were offered and how activities were organized, administered, and conducted. At least 19 organizations offered a total of 16 competitive activities of an interscholastic nature to young children in the La Crosse area. Major areas of the study included medical supervision, travel, winning, participant playing time, and the granting of awards. Subject
UW-L Seminar Paper