33 episodes

Podcast looks at the seedier side of La Crosse, Wis., history.
This podcast is a partnership between the La Crosse Public Library and the La Crosse Tribune.
The stories, which are all at least 50 years old, cover everything from the city’s red-light district and counterfeiters, to a double homicide and suicide, and murder over a pearl when La Crosse had an established pearl industry.
For more information and to see video versions of these episodes featuring historic photos and headlines, click here >> http://bit.ly/darklacrosse

Dark La Crosse Stories La Crosse Tribune and La Crosse Public Library

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    • 5.0, 18 Ratings

Podcast looks at the seedier side of La Crosse, Wis., history.
This podcast is a partnership between the La Crosse Public Library and the La Crosse Tribune.
The stories, which are all at least 50 years old, cover everything from the city’s red-light district and counterfeiters, to a double homicide and suicide, and murder over a pearl when La Crosse had an established pearl industry.
For more information and to see video versions of these episodes featuring historic photos and headlines, click here >> http://bit.ly/darklacrosse

    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 33: The Bodega Ghost

    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 33: The Bodega Ghost

    Here's why many people believe this longtime building in downtown La Crosse is haunted.

    • 10 min
    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 32: The Pearl Button Murder

    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 32: The Pearl Button Murder

    A paycheck dispute leads to foreman being shot to death in 1910.

    • 13 min
    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 31: George Brooks' bloodhounds had a nose for solving crimes

    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 31: George Brooks' bloodhounds had a nose for solving crimes

    Dogs trained by a soda jerk at the Bodega Lunch Club were valuable in a variety of criminal and missing persons investigations.

    • 15 min
    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 30: The nine husbands of Emma Cameron

    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 30: The nine husbands of Emma Cameron

    She was known to some as the Toast of the Northwest and to others as a femme fatale.

    • 11 min
    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 29: 1927 jail break had tragic consequences

    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 29: 1927 jail break had tragic consequences

    A friendly fire incident in La Crosse turned deadly.

    • 8 min
    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 28: La Crosse's Darkest Hour Part 2

    Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 28: La Crosse's Darkest Hour Part 2

    This is the second in a two-part story that describes how a political celebration turned ugly in 1884.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

KSB73 ,

Fascinating!

I so enjoy hearing about the darker side of my beloved historic hometown!

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