La Crosse historical gifts

This recently published historical book combines hundreds of images that illustrate historic La Crosse.

These unique holiday gifts support Murphy Library!

Thinking about holiday gifts to check off your list? UWL’s Murphy Library is offering three books this season about historical La Crosse. And by purchasing the books at Murphy Library, you can support UWL student success by contributing to the library’s endowment fund.

UWL frequents images from the 40s, 50s and 60s available in “La Crosse Memories II: The 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.” The book — and “La Crosse Memories: The Early Years” — are available at Murphy Library.

This collection of historic postcards illustrates various aspects of historic La Crosse, including work, parks and daily life. It’s available for purchase at Murphy Library.

Two pictorial books illustrating historical La Crosse have been published within the last two years, titled “La Crosse Memories: The Early Years” and “La Crosse Memories II: The 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.” A collaborative effort among the La Crosse Tribune, Murphy Library and the La Crosse Public Library, the books highlight hundreds of selected images of historic La Crosse. Both collections are $44.95 each.

The third book, created by Special Collections Historian Laura Godden and Special Collections Librarian Paul Beck, includes a collection of historical postcards that together showcase historic La Crosse. The collection, “La Crosse,” illustrates the city’s history of work, parks and daily life through five chapters of postcards. It can be purchased for $26.99.

Purchase all three books at Murphy Library or by contacting Murphy Library’s Administrative Office at 608.785.8505 or