FACTOID # 3: South Carolina has the highest rate of violent crimes and aggravated assaults per capita among US states.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > La Crosse, Wisconsin
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Official seal of La Crosse, Wisconsin
Seal
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°48′48″N 91°13′59″W / 43.81333, -91.23306
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County La Crosse
Government
 - Mayor Mark Johnsrud (R)
Area
 - City 22.2 sq mi (57.4 km²)
 - Land 20.1 sq mi (52.2 km²)
 - Water 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km²)
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 50,266
 - Density 2,572.9/sq mi (993.4/km²)
 - Metro 126,838
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-40775[1]
GNIS feature ID 1567672[2]
Website: www.cityoflacrosse.org

La Crosse is a city in and the county seat of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States.[3] The city, which lies alongside the Mississippi River, is known primarily as a college town and commercial center for the surrounding area. Image File history File links Lacrosse_WI_seal. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias WI county maps by Bumm13. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... List of 72 counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin: Categories: | ... La Crosse County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... La Crosse County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... In North America, a college town or university town is a community (often literally a town, but possibly a small or medium sized city, or in some cases a neighborhood or a district of a city) which is dominated by its university population. ...


The population of La Crosse was 51,818 at the 2000 census, which makes it the 12th largest city in Wisconsin by population (8th largest excluding cities which are part of the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee and Chicago). Together with surrounding communities, the La Crosse metropolitan area was, according to the 2000 census, home to 96,592 people. The city forms the core of, and is the principal city within the United States Census Bureau's La Crosse Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of La Crosse County in Wisconsin and Houston County, Minnesota (composite 2000 population: 126,838). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... Houston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ...

Contents

History

La Crosse was incorporated as a city in 1856, but its history goes back somewhat further. The first Europeans to see the site of La Crosse were French fur traders who traveled up and down the Mississippi River beginning in the late 17th century. Despite this, there is no written record of any visit to the site until 1765, when Lt. Zebulon Pike mounted an expedition up the Mississippi River for the United States. Pike recorded the location's name as "Prairie La Crosse". The name originated when he saw the Native Americans playing a game with sticks that resembled a bishop's crozier or la crosse in French.[4] An Alberta fur trader in the 1890s. ... Zebulon Pike Jr. ... A crosier (crozier, pastoral staff) is the stylized staff of office carried by high-ranking Catholic prelates. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ...


The first white settlement at La Crosse came in 1841. That year, a New York native named Nathan Myrick had moved to the village at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin to work in the fur trade. However, once in Wisconsin, Myrick found that many fur traders were already well-entrenched in Prairie du Chien, and that there were no openings for him to become involved there. As a result, Myrick decided to establish a trading post upriver at the then still unsettled site of Prairie La Crosse. In 1841 Myrick built a temporary trading post on Barron Island, which lies just west of La Crosse's present downtown. In 1842 Myrick relocated the post to the mainland prairie, partnering with H.J.B Miller to run the outfit. [5][6] This article is about the state. ... Nathan Myrick (July 7, 1822 in Westport, New York - June 4, 1903 in St. ... Sign seen in Prairie du Chien, WI on entering from Iowa. ... An Alberta fur trader in the 1890s. ...


The spot Myrick chose to build his trading post proved ideal for settlement. It was near the junction of the Black, La Crosse, and Mississippi Rivers. In addition, the post was built at one of the very few points along the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River where a broad plain ideal for development exist between the river's bank and the tall bluffs that line the river valley. As such, a small village grew around Myrick's trading post through the 1840s. River in West Central Wisconsin. ... // The La Crosse River is a river, about 50 mi (80 km) long, in southwestern Wisconsin in the United States. ... Hills redirects here. ...


A small Mormon community settled at La Crosse in 1844, and built several dozen cabins a few miles south of Myrick's post. Although these settlers relocated away from the Midwest after just a year, the land they occupied near La Crosse continues to bear the name Mormon Coulee. [7] This article is about the history and use of the word Mormon. For information about the religious beliefs and culture of Mormons, see Mormonism. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ...


On June 23, Father James Lloyd Breck of the Episcopal Church said the first Christian liturgy (Episcopilian liturgy) on top of Grandad Bluff. [8] is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Episcopal Church may refer to several members of the Anglican Communion, including: Episcopal Church in the United States of America Scottish Episcopal Church Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East Episcopal Church of Cuba idk of the Sudan Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church ...


More permanent development took place closer to Myrick's trading post, where stores, a hotel, and a post office were constructed during the 1840s. Under the direction of Timothy Burns, lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, surveyor William Hood platted the village in 1851. This opened it up for further settlement, which was achieved rapidly thanks to promotion of the city in eastern newspapers. By 1855, La Crosse had grown in population to nearly two thousand residents, leading to its incorporation in 1856. The city grew even more rapidly after 1858 with the completion of the Milwaukee & La Crosse Railroad, the second railroad connecting Milwaukee to the Mississippi River. Timothy Burns (May 31, 1820-September 21, 1853) was Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin from 1851 until his death while in office in 1853, serving as a Democrat. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ...


During the second half of the 19th century, La Crosse grew to become one of the largest cities in Wisconsin. At that time, it was a major economic center in the state, especially of the lumber industry, for logs cut in the interior of the state could be rafted down the Black River toward sawmills built in the city. La Crosse also became a center for the brewing industry and other manufacturers that saw advantages in the city's location adjacent to major transportation arteries such as the Mississippi River and the railroad between Milwaukee and St. Paul, Minnesota. Around the turn of the 20th century, the city also became a center for education. Three colleges and universities were established in the city between 1890 and 1912. For the 1922 film starring Oliver Hardy, see The Sawmill. ... A 16th century brewer A 21st century brewer This article concerns the production of alcoholic beverages. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ...


La Crosse remains the largest city on Wisconsin's western border today, and the educational institutions in the city have recently led it toward becoming a regional technology and medical hub.


Geography

Grandad Bluff in La Crosse
Grandad Bluff in La Crosse

La Crosse is located in western Wisconsin, on a broad alluvial plain along the east side of the Mississippi River. The Black River empties into the Mississippi north of the city, and the La Crosse river flows into the Mississippi just north of the downtown area. Prior to its mouth, this river broadens into a marshland that splits the city into two distinct sections, north and south. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (907x670, 271 KB) Grandad Bluff in La Crosse, Wisconsin I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (907x670, 271 KB) Grandad Bluff in La Crosse, Wisconsin I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Alluvium (from the Latin, alluvius, from alluere, to wash against) is soil or sediments deposited by a river or other running water. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.2 square miles (57.4 km²), of which, 20.1 square miles (52.2 km²) of it is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²) of it (9.12%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Surrounding the relatively flat prairie where La Crosse lies are towering bluffs, one of the most prominent of which is Grandad Bluff (mentioned in Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain). This feature typifies the topography of the Driftless Area in which La Crosse sits. This rugged region is composed of high ridges dissected by narrow valleys called coulees. As a result, the area around La Crosse is frequently referred to as the "Coulee Region". Hills redirects here. ... Life on the Mississippi cover Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humanist,[2] humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. ... The Driftless Area is an area of about 20,000 square miles in southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa which was by_passed by the continental glaciers. ...


Several cities are located in the immediate La Crosse Metro Area, including Onalaska, Wisconsin, Holmen, Wisconsin, West Salem, Wisconsin, and La Crescent, Minnesota, across the Mississippi River. Outline county map of Wisconsin showing the location of Onalaska Onalaska is a city in La Crosse County, It is part of the La Crosse, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. ... Holmen is a village located in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ... West Salem is a village located in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ... La Crescent is a city in Houston County, Minnesota, United States. ...


Climate

La Crosse's location in the United States' upper midwest gives the area a temperate, continental climate.[9] The warmest month of the year is July, when the average high temperature is 85 °F (29 °C), with overnight low temperatures averaging 63 °F (18 °C). January is the coldest month, with high temperatures averaging 26 °F (-4 °C), with the overnight low temperatures around 6 °F (-14 °C).[10]
Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... For the usage in virology, see temperate (virology). ... Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg high °F (°C) 26 (-3) 33 (1) 45 (7) 60 (16) 72 (22) 81 (27) 85 (29) 83 (28) 74 (23) 61 (16) 44 (7) 30 (-1)
Avg low temperature °F (°C) 6 (-14) 13 (-11) 24 (-4) 37 (3) 49 (9) 58 (14) 63 (17) 61 (16) 52 (12) 40 (4) 27 (-3) 14 (-10)

Transportation

View of the Cass St. Bridge, which cross the Mississippi River, from the Port of La Crosse

The La Crosse Municipal Airport provides scheduled passenger service to Minneapolis through Northwest Airlink and Mesaba Airlines, and to Chicago via American Eagle Airlines. American Airlines also provides two daily flights to and from Chicago. Lastly, Sun Country Airlines serves regular charter service to Laughlin, Nevada. The airport also serves general aviation for the La Crosse metro area. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... La Crosse Municipal Airport (IATA: LSE, ICAO: KLSE) is a public airport occupying the northern half of French Island, serving the city of La Crosse and surrounding areas of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... Northwest Airlink is the name of Northwest Airlines commuter airline subsidiaries, flying turboprops and regional jets from Northwests domestic hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Memphis. ... Mesaba Airlines (IATA: XJ, ICAO: MES, and Callsign: Mesaba) [1] is an American regional airline based in Eagan, Minnesota. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... American Eagle Airlines is a regional airline based in Fort Worth, Texas[1]. It is a airline partner of American Airlines[2] (both wholly owned by the AMR Corporation holding company), operating over 1,800 flights a day, serving 159 cities across the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean[3... American Airlines, Inc. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Sun Country Airlines is an American low-cost airline headquartered in the Minneapolis-St. ... Laughlin is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States. ... A general aviation scene at Kemble Airfield, England. ...


On the Mississippi River, cargo is transported to and from the area using towboats, primarily moving dry bulk cargo barges for coal, grain, and other low-value bulk goods. See also: Mississippi River The Upper Mississippi River is the portion of the Mississippi River upstream of Cairo, Illinois. ... The towboat Angelina pushes a barge in New Orleans. ... A dry bulk cargo barge is a barge designed to carry freight such as coal, finished steel or its ingredients, grain, sand or gravel, and similar materials. ...


The Mississippi River Bridge, also known as the Cass St. bridge, also connects downtown La Crosse with La Crescent, Minnesota. These two bridges cross the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River Bridge is a combination of two individual bridges which are also known as the Cass Street bridge and the Cameron Avenue bridge. ... La Crescent is a city in Houston County, Minnesota, United States. ...


Railroad tracks owned by Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) pass through La Crosse providing freight service. The former Milwaukee and La Crosse Railroad/Milwaukee Road/Soo Line and now Canadian Pacific Railway runs through the city as well, and provides the track on which the La Crosse Amtrak station is located, and is a stop for the Empire Builder providing cross-country passenger rail service. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... Parking Yes; free Baggage check Yes Other information Accessible Code LSE Traffic Passengers (2006) 25,856 6% La Crosse Train Station, located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... Empire Builder is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. ...


The city is served by several major highways, including Interstate 90, U.S. Highway 14, U.S. Highway 53, U.S. Highway 61,and Wisconsin State Highway 16. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... U.S. Highway 14 (U.S. 14), an east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... United States Highway 53 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 403 miles from northern Minnesota to La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... Wisconsin State Highway 16 is a Wisconsin state highway running from Pewaukee across the state to La Crosse. ...


Also, La Crosse boasts an efficient MTU bus service which has routes reaching out to the suburbs and mall areas.


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 51,818 people, 21,110 households, and 10,217 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,573.4 people per square mile (993.4/km²). There were 22,233 housing units at an average density of 1,104.1/sq mi (426.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.58% White, 1.56% African American, 0.51% Native American, 4.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 21,110 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.6% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.93. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 24.4% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

View of the Mississippi River from Riverside Park

The median income for a household in the city was $31,103, and the median income for a family was $43,047. Males had a median income of $30,996 versus $22,076 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,650. About 7.8% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Neighborhoods and Districts

La Crosse is made up of 17 districts also with different neighborhoods:

  • North Side
  • South Side
  • French Island
  • Washburn Neighborhood
  • Historic Cass & King
  • Historic Downtown
  • Medary
  • Hungary Point Neighborhood
  • Muddy Flats
  • Campus District (including Swine Hill)
  • Shelby

Zip Codes: 54601, 54602, 54603.


Economy

La Crosse is the original home and international headquarters of several businesses, including the Trane air conditioning company (acquired by American Standard in the 1980s), the City Brewing Company, Pearl Street Brewery, Kwik Trip, CenturyTel, S&S Cycles, Badger Corrugating Company, The Company Store, FirstLogic (now Business Objects), La Crosse Technologies, and Logistics Health Incorporated. The La Crosse Footwear Company also originated in the city, but has since relocated its headquarters to Portland, Oregon. Trane, a business of American Standard Companies, is a global provider of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and building management systems and controls. ... City Brewing Company is a large brewery located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... Kwik Trip/Kwik Star is a chain of convenience stores founded in 1965 with locations throughout Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota under the name Kwik Trip, and in northeast Iowa under the name Kwik Star (to avoid confusion with QuikTrip). ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Logistics Health, Incorported (LHI) is an American corporation based out of its corporate headquarters in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Type Commission  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ...


Media

La Crosse's leading newspaper is the La Crosse Tribune. The Second Supper is also published in La Crosse and is distributed throughout the metro area. The La Crosse Tribune is a newspaper published in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... The Second Supper is a satirical newspaper published in La Crosse, Wisconsin by students from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and is recognized by the student government. ...


La Crosse is well served by television and radio. La Crosse's major network television affiliates are: ABC affiliate WXOW; CBS affiliate WKBT; and Fox affiliate WLAX. The NBC affiliate, WEAU, is broadcast from the Eau Claire area. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... WXOW is an ABC-affiliated television station in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WKBT-TV (News Channel 8) is a CBS television affiliate serving west central Wisconsin. ... WLAX, Fox 25 and WEUX, Fox 48 are a pair of simulcasting dual Fox and UPN affiliates for west central Wisconsin. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WEAU-TV is an NBC affiliate based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin which serves much of western Wisconsin and, via relay at La Crosse, Wisconsin, parts of southeastern Minnesota as well. ... Location within the state of Wisconsin. ...


Shopping

La Crosse and the surrounding communities form a regional commercial center and shopping hub. In the northeastern part of the city lies the region's largest shopping center, Valley View Mall. Surrounding the mall lies including numerous big-box stores, and many eateries. Other shopping centers in the La Crosse region include Three Rivers Plaza, Marsh View Center, Shelby Mall, Jackson Plaza, Bridgeview Plaza, and the Village Shopping Center. Downtown La Crosse has continued to grow in recent years providing shopping, many hotels, restaurants, specialty shops, and the Mississippi River.[11] Valley View Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Convention Center

The La Crosse Center is a 10,000 seat multi-purpose arena built in 1980 in downtown La Crosse. The La Crosse Center is an 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. It was built in 1980. ...


The Center is also a convention center offering 21,600 square feet (2,010 m²) of exhibit space, a 45-foot (14 m) ceiling height, a 60-by-40-foot stage, two locker rooms and three dressing rooms. There is also a 14,935-square-foot (1,388 m²) North Hall which can open up to the arena to be used in combination, and a 38,740-square-foot (3,599 m²) South Exhibit Hall. All three venues total 75,275 square feet (6,993 m²) of exhibit space. The complex also contains 9,432 square feet (876 m²) of meeting room space in five meeting rooms, which can be divided into nine meeting rooms.[12]


While both exhibit halls and the arena are used for trade shows, conventions, meetings and banquets, the arena is also used for sporting events, concerts, circuses, ice shows and other events.


Also, located in Onalaska, Wisconsin, a suburb to the north, is the Onalaska Omni Center, which holds similar activities as the La Crosse Center but on a much smaller scale. Outline county map of Wisconsin showing the location of Onalaska Onalaska is a city in La Crosse County, It is part of the La Crosse, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. ...


Education

Maurice O. Graff Main Hall, located in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus
Maurice O. Graff Main Hall, located in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus

La Crosse is home to three regional colleges and universities. These include the public University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Western Technical College, as well as the Roman Catholic Viterbo University. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 755 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 755 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The University of Wisconsin–La Crosse (also known as UW–La Crosse, Wisconsin-La Crosse, or UW-L) is a public university located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... The University of Wisconsin–La Crosse (also known as UW–La Crosse, Wisconsin-La Crosse, or UW-L) is a public university located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... Western Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Viterbo University is a liberal arts college located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ...


For primary and secondary education, the La Crosse area is served by the School District of La Crosse with 21 elementary, middle, high, and charter schools. La Crosse Central High School and Logan High School are the two public high schools serving the La Crosse area. With a total enrollment of 7,213 students in 2006, making it the 16th largest school district in the state. The La Crosse School District has 635 teachers of which 73% hold a master's degree or higher. The 2006 operating budget for the school district was $87,126,387; this was composed of 40.6% local funding, 53.4% state funding, and 5.9% federal funding. The School District of La Crosse is a school district in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ... La Crosse Central High School is one of two public high schools in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in the School District of La Crosse. ... Logan High School is one of the 2 public high schools in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in the School District of La Crosse. ...


Also, La Crosse is served by a Waldorf School, Three Rivers School [1]. Waldorf Schools (also known as Steiner schools) state as their mission educating the whole child, with a strong emphasis on balancing the childs natural stages of development with creativity and academic excellence. ...


In addition, La Crosse Coulee Catholic Schools, a Roman Catholic school district affiliated with the Diocese of La Crosse, is centered in the city and includes Aquinas High School, and Aquinas Middle School. La Crosse Coulee Catholic Schools or CCS is a privately run Roman Catholic school district in La Crosse, Wisconsin involving the Roman Catholc parishes in La Crosse and Onalaska, Wisconsin. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Diocese of La Crosse was erected on March 3,1868 by Pope Pius IX in western Wisconsin. ... Aquinas High School is a Roman Catholic high school located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... Aquinas Middle School (La Crosse, Wisconsin) is a Roman Catholic middle school in La Crosse, Wisconsin in the Diocese of La Crosse. ...


Another Roman Catholic school, the Providence Academy, is independent from Coulee Catholic Schools and has no affiliation with the Diocese of La Crosse. Providence Academy is a private, independent Roman Catholic school in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... The Diocese of La Crosse was erected on March 3,1868 by Pope Pius IX in western Wisconsin. ...


Health and Medicine

Two major health care facilities are located in La Crosse, these being Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center which is ranked 33rd nationally, up from 35th in 2006, among more than 580 non-specialty networks in a rating system by Verispan, which issues an annual report evaluating performance and degree of integration. The rankings recently were published in Modern Healthcare Magazine [2] Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center is a 325 bed tertiary care facility located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center is one of the two hospitals in La Crosse. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center is also the location of the Western campus for the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center is also the primary hospital associated with the Gundersen Clinic medical group. During the 2005 fiscal year, Gundersen had 14,625 admissions, 1,524 Births, and 30,307 Emergency and Trauma Center visits. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center is also an ACS verified Level II Trauma Center Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center was also the recipient of the 100 top hospitals in Cardiovascular Medicine in 1999, 2003, and 2005. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center also was named as one of the top 100 Performance Improvement Leaders in 2005. There are approximately 5946 employees as well as 421 Physicans and 227 Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners from the Gundersen Clinic on staff.[3] Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center is a 325 bed tertiary care facility located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ...


The other medical campus being Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, which is an affiliate of the Mayo Clinic. Franciscan Skemp Medical Center is one of the two hospitals in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... Mayo Clinic is a medical practice based in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, integrated with hospital facilities and a medical school. ...


La Crosse’s tap drinking water, which is from an Artesian aquifer, won top billing in September of 2007 in a statewide tasting competition hosted by the Wisconsin Water Association. The city faced off against ground-water and surface-water utilities from Algoma, Appleton, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Pell Lake, Shawano, Shawano Lake and Watertown at the association’s annual meeting. La Crosse’s drinking water is pumped from the ground to a distribution center, and is treated with chlorine and fluoride; and some wells are treated with polyphosphate. Geological strata giving rise to an Artesian well. ...


Awards & Rankings

  • 2002 - National Trust for Historic Preservation Great American Main Street Award [4]
  • 2003 - Milken Institute Best Performing Cities (20th Overall) [5]
  • 2005 - Inc. Magazine 4th Best Small City [6]
  • 2005 - Inc. Magazine 15th Best City in America to Do Business [7]
  • 2005 - Forbes Best Places (25th) [8]
  • 2006 - 7th Safest Metropolitan Area in the Nation - Morgan Quinto Press [9]
  • 2006 - Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked La Crosse - 16th "Smartest Place to Live in U.S. [10]
  • Field & Stream [11]
  • 2007 - Country Home magazine’s issue ranked La Crosse 12th on its list of 25 Best Green Cities in America. The magazine ranked La Crosse second among small cities, behind only Corvallis, Ore. Corvallis also was ranked first among all cities. [12]

Inc. ... Inc. ... For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ... Kiplingers magazine cover Kiplingers Personal Finance is a magazine that has been continuously published, on a monthly basis, from 1947 to the present day. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...

Religion

A see (from the Latin word sedem, meaning seat) is the throne (cathedra) of a bishop. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse was erected on March 3, 1868 by Pope Pius IX in western Wisconsin. ... Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Workman. ... St. ... The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration is a Roman Catholic religious order for women whose motherhouse is in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Catholic shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... Christ Church of La Crosse is the Episcopal church in La Crosse, Wisconsin in the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire. ... This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ... St. ... Orthodox icon of Pentecost. ...

Culture

La Crosse is the cultural center for the Three Rivers Region. For a community of its size La Crosse boasts a remarkable arts scene for participants as well as audience members with over 30 active arts organizations. The PumpHouse Regional Arts Center hosts visual arts exhibits throughout the year plus its own series of jazz, folk, and blues performers. The La Crosse Symphony is an excellent regional orchestra and the La Crosse Community Theater has won both regional and national acclaim...just to name a few. Google LaCrosse Arts Alliance for a complete listing of arts opportunities in La Crosse.

Pump House Regional Arts Center La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestras La Crosse Concert Band La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen La Crosse Chamber Chorale La Crosse Choral Union La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse, Wisconsin) is the public library system in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... Winding Rivers Library System (WRLS) is the public library system involving 7 counties in Wisconsin: Buffalo, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon Counties. ... The La Crosse County Historical Society is an organization dedicated to the preservation of history in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ... Blue Stars Image:Blue stars logo. ... The Julie Belle Swain is a steam-powered sternwheeler currently operating out of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. Designed and built in 1971 by Capt. ...


Sports

La Crosse has supported several sports teams, including the Catbirds of the CBA, the Bobcats of the CBA, the La Crosse RiverRats of the IFL, the Night Train of the NIFL, and currently the Loggers of the Northwoods League, whose home field is at Copeland Park. La Crosse is also home to the two-time NCAA Division III national football championship winning University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Eagles, where former NFL players Tom Newberry, Bill Schroeder, Joel Williams, and Mike Maslowski played during college. Mount La Crosse ski area is also located in La Crosse with 19 runs, 3 chair lifts, and beginner area. The New Orleans Saints football team also has held their summer practices at UWL's football stadium. The La Crosse Catbirds were an American basketball team based in La Crosse, Wisconsin that was a member of the Continental Basketball Association. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The La Crosse Bobcats were a Continental Basketball Association basketball team located in La Crosse, Wisconsin from 1996 to the leagues bankruptcy in February 2001. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Indoor Football League began in 1999 as an offshoot of the troubled Professional Indoor Football League. ... The La Crosse Night Train were a professional arena football team. ... National Indoor Football League is a minor league indoor football league that is based in the United States. ... The La Crosse Loggers are a summer college-level baseball team playing for theNorthwoods League in La Crosse, Wisconsin . ... It has been suggested that Northwoods League Umpires be merged into this article or section. ... Copeland Park, also referred to as The Lumber Yard, is a stadium in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... The logo for the 2006 Division III National Championship game. ... The University of Wisconsin–La Crosse (also known as UW–La Crosse, Wisconsin-La Crosse, or UW-L) is a public university located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... NFL redirects here. ... ... // Profile Bill Schroeder was born on January 9, 1971 and was a Wide Receiver in the NFL. He was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. ... Joel Williams (born December 13, 1956) is a former linebacker in the NFL who played 11 professional seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Michael John Maslowski (born July 11, 1974) was a linebacker in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs. ...


Annual Events

Water fountain in downtown La Crosse

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1728 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1728 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Donald Kent Deke Slayton (March 1, 1924 – June 13, 1993) was one of the original Mercury Seven NASA astronauts. ...

Sister Cities

La Crosse has sister city relationships with six foreign cities: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference V997488 Statistics Province: Munster County: Population (2006)  - Town:  - Rural:   3,309  8 Website: www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Dubna is a small city located in central Russia, in the Taldomsky district of Moscow Oblast, approximately 125 km north of Moscow, on the banks of the Volga river. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Épinal is a commune of northeastern France, préfecture (capital) of the Vosges département. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Categories: Stub ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... County Sogn og Fjordane District Sunnfjord Municipality NO-1432 Administrative centre Førde Mayor (2003) Ane Marie Gjerland (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 186 586 km² 553 km² 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Luoyang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in western Henan province, Peoples Republic of China. ...

See also

La Crosse County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... City Brewing Company is a large brewery located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... Old Style is a brand of beer traditionally brewed in La Crosse, Wisconsin by the G. Heileman Brewing Company. ... The G. Heileman Brewing Company of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA, was a brewery firm that operated in 1858-1996. ... La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) is a decommissioned Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) nuclear power plant located near La Crosse, Wisconsin in the small village of Genoa, Wisconsin, in Vernon County, Wisconsin, approximately 17 miles south of La Crosse along the Mississippi River. ... This is a partial list of radio stations in Wisconsin divided by Arbitron markets. ... Here is a following list of broadcast television stations in Wisconsin. ...

References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ La Crosse [origin of name]. Retrieved October 31, 2006, from the Wisconsin Historical Society website: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=5514
  5. ^ Downtown Mainstreet Inc
  6. ^ Brief History of La Crosse County
  7. ^ Mormons in Wisconsin
  8. ^ The Life of the Reverend James Lloyd Breck, D.D
  9. ^ Wisconsin State Climatology Office. University of Wisconsin (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-05.
  10. ^ Monthly Averages for La Crosse, WI. The Weather Channel (2005). Retrieved on 2006-11-04.
  11. ^ Valley View Mall Website (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-04.
  12. ^ The La Crosse Center (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-04.
  13. ^ Aftenposten Newspaper: US to copy waterfall

The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... InsertSLUTTY WHORES≤ non-formatted text here{| class=toccolours border=1 cellpadding=4 style=float: right; margin: 0 0 1em 1em; width: 20em; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 95%; clear: right; |+ United States Geological Survey |- |style= align=center colspan=2| [[Image:USGS logo. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

General

Tourism


  Results from FactBites:
 
Your home on the web for La Crosse Wisconsin (1219 words)
Join the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwood's league for their fifth year of play at Copeland Park.
LA CROSSE DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL HISTORIC DISTRICT: One of the largest "Commercial Historic Districts" in Wisconsin.
La Crosse, Wisconsin is an area often called "God's Country" due to its towering bluffs, the mighty Mississippi river and picturesque beauty.
La Crosse, Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2166 words)
La Crosse is the county seat of La Crosse County, Wisconsin
The population of La Crosse was 51,818 at the 2000 census.
La Crosse is located in western Wisconsin, on a broad alluvial plain along the east side of the Mississippi River.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m