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The Way it Was: Westby in 1918

Four barefooted boys pose for the camera on a dirt street outside the Westby State Bank at 100 N. Main St., Westby, circa 1918.

Four barefooted boys pose for the camera on a dirt street outside the Westby State Bank at 100 N. Main St., Westby, circa 1918. The Bekkedal-Unseth brick building shown here was completed in 1905 and remains standing today with little change to its original exterior appearance.

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.


From Tribune files: A look at life in La Crosse from 1900-1987

These photos are filled with many familiar faces and places from our area's past.

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Emily Pyrek covers human interest stories, local events and anything involving dogs for the La Crosse Tribune. She is always interested in story ideas and can be contacted at emily.pyrek@lee.net.

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