City Atlas of La Crosse, Wisconsin: Compiled from Actual Surveys and the City and County Records (1898) by H. J. Biddenback
Similar to a fire insurance map, this map of the city of La Crosse shows building outlines on lots. However, the building shape wasn’t as accurate as the Sanborn maps. These are used to help research the history of property and building in the city. Railroad lines are also prevalent on this map.
The articles of incorporation and a map of the Minnesota and Plank Road Company filed with the State of Minnesota that planned to build two toll roads over the Mississippi River connecting the city of La Crosse to points west in Minnesota. Proposed railroad lines are also included on the map in red.
Rebels: Municipal Power and Railroad Regulation in La Crosse, Wisconsin,
1883-1900 / Eric J. Morser
La Crosse County Historical Sketches, 1931-1955
This reprint of an article from La Crosse Morning Leader newspaper, Nov. 18, 1870 reports on the celebration of the completion of a branch railroad, the Southern Minnesota Railway, which connected La Crosse with the Minnesota cites of Hokah, Houston, Rushford, Lanesboro, and Fountain.
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.