Each week, the La Crosse Historical Society tell us about an important item in local history. Here's a look back at the Things That Matter so far this year.
Eighty years ago, on Sept. 23, 1939, the $1.5 million Cass Street Bridge over the Mississippi River at La Crosse was dedicated.
Prohibition had been the law of the land for 10 years when this booklet was published in 1930. For all that time, the only way to legally purc…
The Gund Brewery advertisement shown here is an example of the company’s struggle to cope with the monumental societal change known as Prohibition.
When I was shopping for a wedding dress, I remember the consultant saying that the dress I chose would be the most important dress of my life.
This small glass medicine bottle with a screw-on cap reads, “Essence of Peppermint Hebberd Drugs 4th and Main, La Crosse Wis, Prescriptions si…
For this week’s “Things That Matter,” we are traveling back in history with a doctor’s bag that belonged to Dr. John Callahan, a local physici…
The shovel is worn and showing some age, but even though it probably is more than 80 years old it still looks sturdy and capable of performing…