Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse La Crosse Library 2005 WLA/Highsmith Award Winner


La Crosse County Historical Sketches, 1931-1955

Early Transportation on the Upper Mississippi / Charles Jagow

Early Steamboat and Packet Lines / Ruth Bristow

Early Steamboats on the Upper Mississippi River / Ruth Bristow

Some Early La Crosse Steamboats / Edward M. Winslow

La Crosse River History and the Davidsons / H.J. Hirshheimer

Steamboats & Mississippi and Inland Rivers / Murphy Library, UW-La Crosse

UW La Crosse Historic Steamboat Photographs

The UW-La Crosse Historic Steamboat Photograph collection consists of over 40,000 black and white 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. <more>


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Welcome to La Crosse History Unbound. Learn more about La Crosse County, history through these digitized collections from La Crosse Public Library and Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.