Our Cities Our Stories

Hear, Here gives a voice to familiar spaces—spaces that we move through every day. The humblest building, nondescript corner, or unremarkable stand of trees can be transformed by the stories we tell about them. These stories bring to life the historic past of La Crosse businesses and communities.

We know about the history of the famous people from our town — the founder, Nathan Myrick, and the lumber barons like the Hixons…

What is often overlooked is the stories of the everyday people that make up what our community is today. Hear, Here allows us to access this social history and to think about where our community has been

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Street Level Signs

In downtown La Crosse, orange street-level signs with the Hear, Here logo show you where stories are located. With your mobile phone, dial the toll-free number on the sign to access a first-person account of things that happened in the exact location where you stand.

Access these same stories by clicking the icons in the map above to experience our history from wherever you are.

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Thematic Tours

Hear, Here stories are featured in thematic walking tours on the Footsteps of La Crosse website. These tours were developed by students in HIS 300: Public History in Theory and Practice.

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