Four members of the Goose Green Gang cause trouble on the area segment of the Milwaukee Road.
A young La Crosse woman's wedding day was going perfectly — until an ex decided to take a "shot" at stopping the big day.
A $133 bank robbery, a bear's layover, a courtroom brawl and more interesting vignettes from La Crosse's history.
Elizabeth Thatcher Kent (1863-1952) is remembered as a women’s rights activist and environmentalist. She was a visionary leader in winning the right to vote in California in 1911. Rejecting the high society events, she believed in the necessity of getting out and spreading the message of wom…
Saturday, March 27: Laura Ross Wolcott, M.D. (1826‐1915)
Friday, March 26: David Goodrich James (1843‐1921) and Ada Lois James (1876‐1952)
Wednesday, March 24: Sarah Grinke (1792-1873)
Tuesday, March 23: Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren (1881–1965)
The latest, gruesome episode of Dark La Crosse tells the story of one affair between a La Crosse couple that came to an end with a hammer on Dead Man's Curve.
Frances Barrier Williams (1855-1944) was born in Brockport, New York, to a prominent Black family, one of only a few in Brockport. She did not experience much overt discrimination growing up. Barrier graduated as the first African American from Brockport State Normal School. Upon graduation,…
After the annexation of Hawaii to the United States, Dowsett became a prominent leader of women’s suffrage. In 1912, at the request of the women of Honolulu, she organized the National Women’s Equal Suffrage Association of Hawaii (WESAH), the first Hawaiian suffrage organization. Carrie Chap…
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Saturday, March 20: Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)
Friday, March 19: Stacey Abrams (Born 1973)
Thursday, March 18: Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (1842‐1924)
Wednesday, March 17: Maud Malone (1873‐1951)
Tuesday, March 16: Clara Bewick Colby 1846–1916
Dark La Crosse Stories are back! Last week we brought you part one of a mystery about one family on Brinkman Ridge — and part two is here, with just as many twists and turns.
Soledad C. Chacón (1890-1936), nicknamed Lala, was the first woman Secretary of State in New Mexico (1923-1926) and the first Latina elected to statewide office in the United States.
Harry Burn (1895-1977) was born in Niota, Tennessee to Febb Ensminger Burn (1873-1945), a college-educated teacher, and James Burn, the local stationmaster. In 1918, Burn became the youngest member of the Tennessee legislature at the age of 22. The US Senate passed the 19th Amendment giving …
Saturday, March 13: Susette La Flesche Tibbles (Bright Eyes) 1854‐1903
Friday, March 12: The AALDS IN LA CROSSE AREA
Amelia Boynton was a champion of voting and civil rights for African Americans. She began holding voter registration drives at a young age because of the few Blacks who were able to overcome the literacy and other restrictions for voting in Selma, Alabama. In 1964 she was the first African A…
Wednesday, March 10: Clara Elizabeth Chan Lee (188-1993)