On the fourth episode of Dark La Crosse Stories, the archives team at the La Crosse Public Library travels back in time to revisit a stabbing at one of the city's saloons from the perspective of a key witness whose character was attacked while on the stand.

The Dark La Crosse Stories series is made possible by a partnership between the La Crosse Public Library and the La Crosse Tribune.

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Interesting. In his memoir, Howard Mumford Jones, a Harvard scholar who became one of the giants of mid-20th century American intellectual life, wrote about his years growing up in La Crosse. One of his memories was delivering newspapers as a boy to the bawdy houses along the riverfront referred to in this story. It was probably a few years after this murder, but not by much, perhaps ten years.

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