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Sports and Recreation

An Analysis of Recreational Use of the Downtown La Crosse River Wetlands by Harriett Moyer (La Crosse, WI : University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension Service, Recreation Resources Center), 1989.

A part of the La Crosse River Valley Study Committee's research for comprehensive land use, this investigation into the recreational use of the downtown La Crosse River Valley wetlands is presented.

Brief History of the Formative Years of the Recreation Discipline at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1944-1968 / Kay L. Krumenauer, 1986.

UW – La Crosse Thesis

A Brief History of Gymnastics in the La Crosse, Wisconsin Turnverein / Richard J. Schild, 1960.

UW – La Crosse Seminar Paper

Brief History of the Division of Physical Education at Wisconsin State College, La Crosse, 1913-1953 / Gordon Harry Bahr, 1958.

UW – La Crosse Thesis

The Contributions of Hans Christopher Reuter to Physical Education at La Crosse and in the State of Wisconsin / Vera Estelle Williams.

La Crosse was the only teacher’s college in the State of Wisconsin designated for the specific purpose of training physical education teachers between the years 1912-1958. This PhD dissertation at Ohio State University by Vera Williams examines the career of Hans Reuter, a physical education professor from 1920-1956 at La Crosse, who was highly instrumental in curriculum development and teacher training. Williams also looks at the German Turner movement in physical education in the United States and its influence on Reuter.

Development of Football at Wisconsin State University-La Crosse / Thomas Marshall, 1967.

UW – La Crosse Seminar Paper

The Harring Era: The History of Football at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse: From 1969 to 1997, the 29 Years Under Head Coach Roger Harring / Eugene E. Williams.

This 161 page book covers the career of Roger Harring, head football coach at UW-La Crosse, whose teams won three national championships during his tenure. There are a number of contributors with separate entries for each team from 1969-1997. The book is extensively illustrated with black-and-white photographs.

History of Men’s Track and Field at Wisconsin State University at La Crosse / Hector N. Fischer, 1968.

UW – La Crosse Seminar Paper

La Crosse County Historical Sketches, 1931-1955

Olden Days, Boys' Games and Sports / Dr. D.S. McArthur

Indoor Games of Boys and Girls in Early Times / Mrs. B.A. Spangler

Leisure with Dignity: A History of the La Crosse Club written by Susan T. Hessel (La Crosse, Wis.: The Club), 1997.

Official Score Card, Inter-State Fair

This a series of sulky horse racing scorecards from the La Crosse Inter-State Fair, 1916-1944. Horse racing was an extremely popular spectator sport at the annual Fair. The format varies somewhat over the years, but each scorecard contains the name of the horse, driver, owner, purse amount and lots of colorful advertising.

Survey of Competitive Athletics for Young Children in the La Crosse, Wisconsin Area / H. Dutch Lawson, 1979.

UW – La Crosse Seminar Paper

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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.