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NCUR 2013 at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

NCUR 2013 Logo Information

Appreciation for the La Crosse Area has been present from the days of our earliest inhabitants. When the giant glaciers of the Ice Age retreated north, they left the La Crosse area virtually untouched.
In the 17th century, European settlers made their way through the rugged limestone formations and the narrow valleys until they reached the edge of the 500-foot bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River Valley. There, Lt. Zebulon Pike, an American soldier and explorer, saw the Winnebago Indians playing a game with sticks that resembled a bishop’s crozier (or la crosse in French). Soon, "Prairie La Crosse" became a major trading post, as commodities, freight, and more settlers arrived in the area.  The NCUR� 2013 logo features two bridges that span the Mississippi River, linking La Crosse Wisconsin and La Crescent Minnesota.
Read more about the rich history of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
La Crosse – A Gathering Place, For All People, For All Times.