Librarians publish book about La Crosse History

Laura and Paul
Laura Godden and Paul Beck with their book, “La Crosse.”
Photo: John Davis/WPR

UW-La Crosse Special Collections Historian Laura Godden and Special Collections Librarian Paul Beck dug through hundreds of postcards at Murphy Library to piece together a book showcasing historic La Crosse. They arranged the postcards in a five-chapter showing the city’s history of work, parks, and daily life. The book, which is titled, “La Crosse,” is available in area bookstores and in Murphy Library Special Collections. It is published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their Postcard History series.

The authors were interviewed by John Davis on the radio program “Newsmakers” on Wisconsin Public Radio. Read about it and listen to the interview here:

A video profile of the book with the authors was published by the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse: