LA CROSSE HISTORY
unbound
THE LA CROSSE AREA'S HISTORY, DIGITIZED

Manufacturing


Resources

—Manufacturing—


Author:
Trane Company
Subject:
Trane Company--Products
Manufactures--Wisconsin--History
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery
Industries--Wisconsin--La Crosse
Turbovac
Description:
Trane, a business of Ingersoll Rand
3.5x5 black/white photograph
Author:
ASHRAE La Crosse Area Chapter
Subject:
Trane Company -- History
Creator:
Ritter, James
Description:
By Sinclair Lewis.
Author:
publisher not identified
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
Tri-State Ice Cream Corporation--History
Ice cream industry--Wisconsin--La Crosse--History
Creator:
Tri-State Ice Cream Corporation
Description:
printed between 1919-1926
Subject:
Farm tractors
Tractor industry
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Description:
This incomplete instruction booklet contains information distributed by the Oshkosh Tractor Company, which succeeded the La Crosse Tractor Company.
This item was scanned by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library courtesy of Randy Reysen. The physical item is owned by and resides with Mr. Reysen.
Subject:
Group portraits
Tractors -- American -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Farm tractors
Tractor industry
Description:
This unbound booklet contains seven engine and tractor diagrams as well as four photographs taken circa 1917. One diagram is a rear view of a tractor with the logo "Happy Farmer La Crosse Tractor Co." The photographs show presumably La Crosse Tractor Company employees demonstrating the tractor diagramed.
This item was scanned by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library courtesy of Randy Reysen. The physical item is owned by and resides with Mr. Reysen.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Miyamoto, Bud -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
Bud Miyamoto (b. 1945) spends a majority of his interview remembering his early life in La Crosse, specifically life on the North Side as a Japanese American. Topics include but are not limited to: North Side neighborhood, his (white) mother's background and employment at the Auto-Lite factory, father’s service in the 100th Infantry Battalion during WWII and journey from Hawaii to La Crosse, Camp McCoy, local businesses (the Sweet Shop, the Country Kitchen, and the Riviera Theatre), social life and entertainment (school dances, drag races, movies, county fair, circus, and picnics), recreation and sports (swimming at the North Side Beach, softball at Copeland Park, and fishing on Black River), student rivalries between Central High School and Logan High School, health remedies, religion (St. Luke’s Methodist Church), anti-Japanese racism in town, Black Americans in La Crosse, Moss family, working-class cultures on North Side, Auto-Lite factory, community grief from 1959 lay-offs at Auto-Lite, employment (Manke Hardware Store, M. Lokken & Son Grocery, Neumeister’s Butcher Shop, Guggenbuehl and Nekola, Nelson’s Clothing Store, and Berg’s Pharmacy, Milwaukee Sentinel, the Sweet Shop, andSandy’s fast food), President John F. Kennedy, 1965 Flood, Lower North Side train depot, telephones, medical industry, and local radio.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Dohlby, Edwin T. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroads -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Edwin Dohlby begins this interview discussing his genealogy, family life, and relationship with his mostly absent father. His mother was a midwife and he left school early to work various jobs to support his family (butchering, grocery, auto parts factory). He touches on many social and cultural topics in La Crosse history, including but not limited to: North Side and South Side, taverns and beer, recreation, area rivers, La Crosse Rubber Mills, Auto-Lite, Red-light District, the railroad industry, Prohibition, La Crosse Rubber Mills, dance halls and theaters, dating, local politics and business, anti-German discrimination, Wisconsin Progressive Movement and Robert LaFollette, the Great Depression, and the La Crosse River Marsh.
Tape 2
Tape 3
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Gilbertson, John P. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Postal service -- Employees
Postal service -- History
Letter carriers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Postmasters -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
John P. Gilbertson begins his interview by discussing his Norwegian family history. His interview largely focuses on La Crosse social life and recreation, as well as his career as a letter carrier. Topics include but are not limited to: saw mills, railroads, Coon Valley, family working-class occupations, the Great Depression, history of the La Crosse Post Office, steamboats, La Crosse Inter-State Fair, farm technology, newspaper and press industry, education in La Crosse, Wisconsin Business University, the circus, segregation from Ho-Chunk community and community racism, Bartl Brewery, anti-Black racism and interracial marriage, river and lumber industries, Goosetown, gambling houses and City policies, anti-German discrimination, WWI, automobiles, federal government, development of the La Crosse Normal School (now UW-L), Hoeschler family, medical history, Adolf Gundersen, early Ho-Chunk community members, early Black American community members, La Crosse Historical Society, Nathan Myrick, local politics, Wisconsin Progressive Movement, corruption in La Crosse Police Department, personal sentiments towards communities with different identities than his own (Indigenous, Black American, and Jewish).
Note: This interview has sections of poor audio quality.
Tape 2
Tape 3
Tape 4
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Fitzpatrick, Patricia L. -- Interviews
Families
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
Fitzpatrick discusses growing up in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She details family life and marriage; neighborhoods where she grew up and raised her own family; recreation activities; and local social life and practices.
Author:
Hall-Taylor Company
Subject:
Tractors -- Motors
Cream-separators
Manufacturers' catalogs
Description:
A 20-page catalog for Sta-Rite Engines, which were manufactured by Sta-Rite Engine Company in La Crosse, WI, produced exclusively for Empire Cream Separator Company in Bloomfield, NJ. "Messinger MFG. Co., Tatamy, Penna." is stamped on the cover.
This item was scanned by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library courtesy of Randy Reysen. The physical item is owned by and resides with Mr. Reysen.
Author:
Hall-Taylor Company
Subject:
Tractors -- Motors
Farm tractors
Tractor industry
Description:
A 16-page promotional and informational booklet created by the Reliance Iron & Engine Company in Racine, Wisconsin, highlighting the Sta-Rite gasoline engine.
This item was scanned by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library courtesy of Randy Reysen. The physical item is owned by and resides with Mr. Reysen.
Subject:
Tractors -- Motors
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Tractor industry
Description:
A instruction manual and renewal price list for Sta-Rite gasoline engines, manufactured by the Sta-Rite Engine Company in La Crosse, WI. The instruction portion is specific to 1/2 horse power Type A-1 engines.
This item was scanned by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library courtesy of Randy Reysen. The physical item is owned by and resides with Mr. Reysen.
Subject:
Industrial recreation --Wisconsin --La Crosse
Trane Company --Employees --Attitudes
Creator:
Frawley, Joan
Description:
A random sample of participants in the Trane Company recreation program were selected from two groups, salary employees and hourly employees. A questionnaire was constructed and administered through the U.S. Mail to the samples of salary and hourly employees. This study traces the correlation between involvement in the recreation program and attitudes among employees involved in such programs.
UW-L Seminar Paper