Page through dozens and dozens of photos of the historic 1965 Mississippi River flood. Photos courtesy of the La Crosse Public Library Archives, UW-La Crosse Area Research Center, Winona County Historical Society Archives, Buffalo County Historical Society Archives, and La Crosse Tribune and Winona Daily News readers.

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Fake news, only man made climate change could cause such an extreme phenomenon. I didn't hear about man made climate change back then.


too worried about getting too the moon


you have bought into Trump's fake news a new way toget rid of the free press then you won't know anything except what comes from him and his cronies who are the real phonies.

let it go

The first picture is where the new Festival Foods is located. Mode of transportation during this time was a boat. Bell Scott had almost 4 ft of water. But do not worry. This will never happen again. LOL


Remember it well as I worked for the BN RR and we were shut down as the loss of track across from Winona, complete wash out. Also had relatives on Green Island whose home was flooded and helped them daily preparing for and cleaning up after.
Dave Lysaker


[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][love]Didn't live around here back then, but even through the flood, it is apparent from the pictures that this city must have been a magical place.[love]

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Thanks for the pics , and is this the cause for the silly flood zone area's on far upper north side , like way up by SSE music towards I-90 ??? where it never ever floods !!

Johnny A

I enjoyed the pictures but not the many ads. There is little or no information about the location of each photo.

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