La Crosse Local Customs

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  • Grab a cup of Joe...

    by Karyn_J. Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    When in La Crosse, Wisconsin, locals take most things at an even pace. If you want to learn about the community stop down at Jule's Coffee Shop on 2nd & Pearl St. in downtown La Crosse. The staff are always full of information, and if you ask me, pretty amazing people, and they costumers have never failed to entertain.

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    City Brewery

    by minkota Written Jul 9, 2003
    They painted over the old style paint now

    Located at the corner of Third and Mississippi streets (in La Crosse), was established in 1858 by John Gund and Gottlieb Heileman. The premises consists of the brewery proper, malt house, ice-house and bottling department, all of stone, and erected at a liberal outlay. At first, but a limited quantity of beer was placed upon the market compared with the amount now annually brewed, but as years came and went the demand increased and the product augmented proportionately.
    The partnership of Gund and Heileman continued until 1872, when the same was dissolved by the retirement of Mr. Gund, at which period the amount of beer had increased from 500 barrels in 1860, to 3,000. In 1878, Mr. Heileman deceased, after which the business was conducted by Reinhard Waecker on behalf of the widow surviving, although the firm name remained unchanged. During the past year, 7,170 barrels of beer have been brewed in the compounding of which 17,295 bushels of malt and 9,560 pounds of hops were used, giving employment to twelve men and three boys, at an annual compensation of $7,200. The goods are shipped to all points in the Northwest, and the investment is valued at many thousand dollars

    *The City Brewery has continuously operated on the very same site since its founding in 1858.

    *When the brewery was incorporated as the G. Heileman Brewing Company in 1890, Johanna Heileman became one of the first women presidents of a corporation in the United States. She remained active in the business until her death in 1917

    *With Prohibition in 1920, the brewery switched its production to near beer, sodas and malt extract.

    While you're there take the Free Brewery Tour.

    1111 S. 3rd Street.
    HOURS
    Monday thru Saturday, 11 a.m- 5 p.m.

    Also outside of brewery is the worlds largest 6-pack. Need to get a photo of this one

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    • Architecture
    • Beer Tasting

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    La Crosse Crazy LawsIt is...

    by photobf Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    La Crosse Crazy Laws
    It is illegal to tie up your horse along Third Street (Now a major bar strip).
    It is illegal to display an unclothed mannequin in a store window.
    It is illegal to play checkers in public.
    You cannot 'worry a squirrel.'

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    The group was named the...

    by Summer69 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The group was named the 'Grandad Sky Rockers' in 1929 only a few months after the market crash of the Great Depression that had already gripped the farm economy of the Midwest. As a sign of optimism and faith, The Original 10 donated $10 each of their own money, purchased fireworks from a catalog and started the formal tradition of the New Year's Eve fireworks from atop Grandad's Bluff.

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