La Crosse Public Library La Crosse City Planning Department
In 2003, the La Crosse Public Library and the City of La Crosse Planning Department worked together to create a historic comparison of intersections in the city of La Crosse, a sort of rephotography project. Fifteen intersections originally photographed in July 1970 were selected, and duplicate photographs of the intersections were taken in 2003. The original photos from July 1970 were used to demonstrate traffic flow and safety issues concerning several La Crosse city intersections. These were taken to accompany a grant proposal to the federal TOPICS (Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety) program. The program was an appropriation from Congress "to municipalities with a population of 5,000 or more for traffic operations projects designed to reduce traffic congestion and facilitate the movement of traffic." As a result of this project, La Crosse received federal money to improve at least three intersections.
The Burgess Photograph Collection was donated to UW-L Murphy Library Special Collection by Jean Burgess, daughter of Frances Burgess. Frances worked for the La Crosse Tribune newspaper beginning in 1935 until retiring in 1970. The collection is comprised of several thousand black and white photographic negatives taken during FrancesÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â€ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â™ tenure at the Tribune. Not every photograph was printed in the Tribune, and the physical collection contains multiple shots for most events featured. The Burgess Photograph Collection showcased here focuses on the photographs that were published in the Tribune. Although Frances Burgess is the photographer for the bulk of the photographs in this collection, other Tribune photographers are also featured including Ed Huebner. This is a long-term project, so continue to check back to find new photographs as they are added.
La Crosse (Wis.)--History--Pictorial works Wisconsin--La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The digital collection of La Crosse area photographs from UWL's Murphy Library, Special Collections Department, represents a small but growing number of images of historical interest and relevance to the La Crosse area. Check back frequently to find new content.