The Way it Was: 1952 flood

A man maneuvers a skiff in Riverside Park during La Crosse's 1952 flood, which crested at 15.3 feet 65 years ago on April 20, well below the city's all-time record flood crest of 17.9 feet in 1965. 

A man maneuvers a skiff in Riverside Park during La Crosse's 1952 flood, which crested at 15.3 feet 65 years ago on April 20, well below the city's all-time record flood crest of 17.9 feet in 1965.

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Emily Pyrek covers human interest stories, local events and anything involving dogs for the La Crosse Tribune. She is always interested in story ideas and can be contacted at emily.pyrek@lee.net.

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