The Way it Was: The road between La Crosse and West Salem in the early 1900s Kylie Mullen Kylie Mullen Jun 10, 2019 2 × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (2) comments Back to story canman Jun 10, 2019 5:31pm Wonder if this house was the Stone house tavern later. The road also looks to be in considerable condition than many of the city streets. Report Add Reply oldhomey Jun 10, 2019 12:51pm This was probably a familiar route and landscape to Hamlin Garland, who kept a residence in West Salem and would travel frequently up from Chicago by rail to go "home". In the first two decades of the century he was regarded as America's leading man of letters. In fact, about this time another great figure of 20th Century intellectual life, Howard Mumford Jones, a renowned Harvard University professor, social observer and critic and author, traveled back and forth from his home in La Crosse as a teenager to Garland's West Salem home, perhaps on this road about this same time to work as Garland's personal secretary and typist. Report Add Reply Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Recommended View All Promotions promotion E-edition: Click here for a page-by-page look at the newspaper promotion 2019: Winners of our Best of the Best contest Print Ads Housing OAK GROVE CEMETERY - Ad from 2019-07-18 Jul 18, 2019 Oak Grove Cemetery 1407 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601 608-782-6956 Website Sale PUMP HOUSE REGIONAL ART CENTER - Ad from 2019-07-19 Jul 19, 2019 Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St, La Crosse, WI 54601 608-785-1434 Website Medical BACK-IN-ACTION - Ad from 2019-07-17 Jul 17, 2019 Back-in-action 300 2ND STREET NORTH, SUITE 220, LA CROSSE, WI 54601 608-782-7738 Insurance RURAL INSURANCE / KAREN BOARDMAN AGENCY - Ad from 2019-07-21 22 hrs ago Health BELTONE HEARING - Ad from 2019-07-15 Jul 15, 2019 Beltone Hearing 927 Riders Road, Onalaska, WI 54650 507-457-9830 Website Travel RIVERSIDE RESORT - Ad from 2019-07-21 22 hrs ago Riverside Resort 1650 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029 702-298-2535 Website Toy HOBBY LOBBY CREATIVE CENTERS - Ad from 2019-07-21 22 hrs ago Hobby Lobby Creative Centers 9408 Hwy 16, Onalaska, WI 54601 405-745-1100 Bar TWISTED MOOSE & LEGENDS - Ad from 2019-07-21 22 hrs ago Twisted Moose & Legends 128 3RD STREET S, LA CROSSE, WI 54601 608-782-9192 Service BLASCHKE & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME - Ad from 2019-07-18 Jul 18, 2019 Blaschke Funeral Home 1501 West Av S, La Crosse, WI 54601 608-782-1346 Website Other GREAT RIVER HOMES - Ad from 2019-07-15 Jul 15, 2019 Great River Homes PO BOX 2813, LA CROSSE, WI 54602 608-721-5995 More Latest Local Offers Lind's Home Center Sales & Service for Maytag, Whirlpool, and Amana appliances available from Lind's Home Center Ultimate Insulation, LLC Improve your home's comfort and increase the long-term value of your home! Contact Ultimate Insulation, LLC to find out more! (608) 386-1711 Sammy's Pizza All-you-can-eat Buffet: Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Features pizzas, pastas, broasted chicken, tacos, salad bar, garlic bread, desserts and more.