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Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Olson, Palmer -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Outdoor recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Entertaining -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
00:01:10 -- Paternal ancestors
00:06:33 -- Father in La Crosse, 1855
00:13:20 -- Mother's ancestry
00:19:14 -- Childhood home
00:20:24 -- Earliest memories
00:26:50 -- Childhood friends
00:30:36 -- Leisure activities, winter
00:31:00 -- Sledding and sleigh rides
00:32:58 -- Leisure activities, summer
00:35:20 -- Dances
00: 43:19 -- Schooling
00:54:10 -- Education at Northwestern College
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
McMahon, Bob -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Fishing -- Wisconsin -- Coon Valley
Fly fishing -- Wisconsin -- Coon Valley
Trout fishing -- Wisconsin -- Coon Valley
Water quality -- Wisconsin -- Coon Valley
Coon Creek (Monroe County-Vernon County, Wis.)
Timber Coulee Creek (Vernon County, Wis.)
Description:
00:01:30 -- Fishing in Coon Valley, 1950s
00:02:20 -- Breeds of popular fish, Coon Valley
00:04:00 -- Fly fishing limits
00:05:00 -- Changes of fishing parameters, where to fish and how many fish one is able to catch
00:06:10 -- Greatest threat to recreational fishing, pollution and land usage
00:07:00 -- Quality of land and farming, run off pollution
00:09:30 -- Role of Department of Natural Resources
00:11:15 -- Effects of water pollution
00:13:00 -- Conservation
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:
Leum, Larry -- Interviews
Trout fishing -- Wisconsin -- Coon Valley
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Spring Coulee Creek (Vernon County, Wis.)
Coon Creek Watershed (Monroe County-Vernon County, Wis.)
Coon Valley (Wis.)
Description:
Leum discusses trout fishing in Spring Coulee Creek and other creeks and streams that form the Coon Creek Watershed around Coon Valley, Wisconsin. He describes fishing conditions, including fishing pressure and problems caused by flooding and erosion. He also comments on the role of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in managing fish habitat.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Kogut, Paul -- Interviews
Fly fishing -- Wisconsin -- Coon Valley
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Coon Valley (Wis.)
Timber Coulee Creek (Vernon County, Wis.)
Bohemian Valley Creek (Vernon County, Wis.)
Rullands Coulee Creek (Vernon County, Wis.)
Spring Coulee Creek (Vernon County, Wis.)
Coon Creek Watershed (Monroe County-Vernon County, Wis.)
Description:
Kogut discusses fly fishing in the streams and creeks around Coon Valley, Wisconsin. In particular, he mentions Timber Coulee Creek, Bohemian Valley Creek, Rullands Coulee Creek, and Spring Coulee Creek. He also discusses fishing pressure, catch-and-release areas, and the Coon Creek Watershed project.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Bagstad, Tip -- Interviews
Trout fishing -- Wisconsin -- Coon Valley
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Fish habitat improvement -- Wisconsin
Flood control -- Wisconsin
Stream channelization -- Wisconsin
Coon Valley (Wis.)
Description:
00:01:10 -- Career, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
00:02:30 -- Love of fishing
00:04:48 -- Types of fish in Coulee streams
00:06:03 -- Successful fishing tips
00:06:40 -- Rise in fishing popularity
00:09:17 -- Greatest threats to trout fishing
00:11:31 -- Current state of trout population
00:14:14 -- Current state of sucker and chub population
00:14:39 -- Changes in farming
00:14:58 -- Conservation methods
00:15:40 -- Streams narrowed over time
00:17:24 -- Work on streams in Monroe, La Crosse, Burning, and Crawford County
00:20:21 -- Decreased flooding in Coulee region
00:22:45 -- Greatest threats to fishing
Subject:
Industrial recreation --Wisconsin --La Crosse
Trane Company --Employees --Attitudes
Creator:
Frawley, Joan
Description:
A random sample of participants in the Trane Company recreation program were selected from two groups, salary employees and hourly employees. A questionnaire was constructed and administered through the U.S. Mail to the samples of salary and hourly employees. This study traces the correlation between involvement in the recreation program and attitudes among employees involved in such programs.
UW-L Seminar Paper
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.