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The Way it Was: Pettibone Beach in 1928

Two slides and a diving platform mark this view of Pettibone Beach circa 1928.

Two slides and a diving platform mark this circa 1928 view of Pettibone Beach and its bathhouse, which was completed in 1926 and designed by noted La Crosse architect Otto Merman.

The slides and diving platform are long gone, but the beach and bathhouse remain in use today, though for the first time in ages there are no lifeguards at the beach this summer due to liability concerns.

In comparison, during the summer of 1930 the beach employed nine lifeguards, two locker boys, two locker girls, a cashier and a bathhouse matron, according to Tribune files.

Anyone with more information about this photo or wishing to donate photos of the Coulee Region may contact the La Crosse Public Library Archives at 608-789-7136.


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