LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.8 cubic feetOlaf A. Holmlund was born in Hamar, Norway, and immigrated to the United States in 1904. He settled in West Salem, Wis., and then moved to Bangor, Wis., in 1918. He was a businessman with many talents, but was best known for his funeral home business that he operated from circa 1918-1945. He sold his business to C. A. Fossum undertakers. A few biographical articles about Holmlund are included in the collection along with a scrapbook of Bangor news clippings (circa 1931-1945) that is thought to have originally been kept by Archie A. Wolf. However, most of the materials are records related to the Holmlund Funeral Home business and include an account book (circa 1924-1933); a collection report book (1936-1938); and a record of funerals (1940-1945).Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History1.2 cubic feetCommon Council resolutions & reports relating to the Police Department, 1860-1932. The materials are roughly separated into subject series: petitions, reports, law enforcement, financial, prisoner, secret service, buildings and equipment, and personnel.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)The records of the Chemcraft Chemistry Club in La Crosse, Wisconsin include bylaws, financial records, and meeting minutes. Materials date from 1924.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)Letters and other papers related to Brick Pomeroy's involvement with the Atlantic-Pacific Railway Tunnel Company. Materials range in date from 1884 to 1886.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)Proceedings of the Democratic General Committee of La Crosse, including organizational information and names of candidates. Materials range in date from 1870 to 1878, but are not complete for all years.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History7.4 cubic feetThe city8217;s Planning Dept. undertakes studies and assessments of the economic, housing, employment, and transportation needs of the La Crosse urban community, and strives to improve the quality of life in the city of La Crosse by using comprehensive planning approaches, and applying for project funding. This series consists of City of La Crosse Planning Dept. inactive files organized by major topics, including a subject file of more miscellaneous topics. The major topic groups are capital improvement program budgets, capital improvement projects, economy/marketing, health, housing, Park & Recreation Dept., transportation, and general subject files. Materials from the La Crosse Area Planning Committee are scattered throughout the series. The housing series includes Community Development Block Grants, Redevelopment Authority, Harborview downtown redevelopment project, housing rehabilitation, housing surveys and public (low income) housing. The transportation series is the most ... MoreContact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.4 cubic feet (1 archival binder)"The World's Largest Stein" was designed by Susan Sompsen in 1993, and proposed to be built as a tourist attraction in La Crosse, Wisconsin, at an estimated cost of $1,000,000. The structure was meant to stand 75 feet tall with shops, galleries, and a pub. Dale Kendrick organized a "Nein the Stein - Save the Skyline" campaign to petition against the stein that same year, which affected city council and public opinions, and caused Sompsen to consider building in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, instead, at an estimated cost of nearly $10,000,000. Though ground was eventually broken, the stein was never built. Materials are arranged chronologically in a binder, with tabs placed to mark the months and years.Contact InformationFinding Aid
LaCrosse Public Library - Archives and Local History0.4 cubic feetJohn Zoerb, a La Crosse, Wis. resident, worked as a horticulturalist and president of La Crosse Floral. He is a well-known local photographer, and has been a member of the La Crosse Camera Club since 1946. Beginning in 2003, Zoerb spent a year photographing the construction of the new Mississippi River Bridge in downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin. There are 19 sets (each in its own folder) of 48221;x68221; glossy prints showing the construction of the new Mississippi River Bridge and its dedication ceremonies. Most images were taken with 35mm film while some were taken digitally. The negatives and digital images are not part of the collection and remain in the possession of John Zoerb.Contact InformationFinding Aid
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