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History of UW-La Crosse

Our University of Wisconsin Collection is still growing. Today I thought I'd highlight the newest collection. The History of UW-La Crosse is a great image collection showing the evolution of this campus.

You can search the collection for information or browse the images by subject: athletics, buildings, daily life, events, landscape, music, people and traditions.

The image on the left is from the athletic section. It shows cheerleaders on the UW-La Crosse campus circa 1980s. There are a ton of great sports images in this collection.

The image on the right is from the traditions section. The image shows the homecoming hanging of the lantern tradition. The "Hanging of the Lantern" tradition began over the south entrance to Graff Main Hall at the suggestion of English teacher Orris O. White who said, "We'll hang the lantern in the old college tower...You won't need to look for the key - the door will be open."

The images in this collection are great. We highlighted a few on Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday, do you have any favorites? Let us know!


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