Question: What Wisconsin town is named for a sport that was observed there by explorers?

Answer: La Crosse is a city in the state of Wisconsin. The first Europeans to see the site of La Crosse were French explorers who traveled the Mississippi River in the late 17th century. As they ascended the river, they saw the Indians playing a game on the prairie that stretched two miles eastward from the bluffs. The game was played with a long racquet that reminded the French of their tennis game which they called “la crosse”. They recorded the location’s name as “Prairie La Crosse”. By the 1850s the town had shortened the name to, La Crosse.


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1La Crosse, WI Wisconsin town is named for a sport that was observed there by explorers
8. What Wisconsin town is named for a sport that was observed there by explorers? That’s according to Wisconsin Historical Society staff archeologist Amy Rosebrough, who — through letters, maps and documents — found records of about 3,100 effigy mound sites in Wisconsin.
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2La Crosse

La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County.Positioned alongside the Mississippi River, La Crosse is the largest city on Wisconsin’s western border. La Crosse’s estimated population in 2019 was 51,227. The city forms the core of and is the principal city in the La Crosse Metropolitan Area, which includes all of La Crosse County and Houston County …
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Crosse,_Wisconsin

3La Crosse, WI Wisconsin town is named for a sport that was observed there by explorers
Statue in La Crosse, WI. When a city was founded along this same eastern shore of the Mississippi river in Wisconsin, they would use the name that Lieutenant Pike had used in his journal, Prairie de La Crosse. By the 1850s the town had shortened the name to, La Crosse. Today, in downtown La Crosse, near the Mississippi river, is a statue …
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4La Crosse

La Crosse, city, seat (1851) of La Crosse county, western Wisconsin, U.S.It lies along the Mississippi River at the influx of the La Crosse River, about 130 miles (210 km) northwest of Madison.The settlement developed around a trading post (1841) on a site that French explorers named Prairie La Crosse, for the game of lacrosse played by the Ho-Chunk Nation and Sioux Indians there.
https://www.britannica.com/place/La-Crosse

5La Crosse, WI Wisconsin town is named for a sport that was observed there by explorers
As with many Wisconsin cities, it was French fur traders who were the first Europeans to arrive here. The French name (lacrosse) was given to the area for the sticks they observed Native Americans using in a game. Both the game and the city retain that name, and you will find many things to do in La Crosse for everyone in the family.
http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/wisconsin/la-crosse

6La Crosse, WI Wisconsin town is named for a sport that was observed there by explorers
Mark Twain once waxed poetic about La Crosse, Wisconsin’s quintessential river town. Long a mecca for outdoor recreation, the city’s development is finally starting to catch up.
https://isthmus.com/summertimes/la-crosse-is-an-up-and-coming-summer-destination/

7La Crosse, WI Wisconsin town is named for a sport that was observed there by explorers
There are historical accounts of explorers saying … — A man who lives in a senior apartment complex in a small Wisconsin town opened … 1407 St. Andrew St., Suite A100 La Crosse, WI …
https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/wi/wisconsins-effigy-mounds-connected-people-to-spirits/article_32f00c98-588b-5f76-8c30-f6b37a6e4088.html

8La Crosse, WI Wisconsin town is named for a sport that was observed there by explorers
The La Crosse Police Department continues to ask for the community’s help in locating Erin Bushek (Somvilai). Erin was last seen June 3, 2018 and reported missing to La Crosse Police on June 4, 2018. On Friday, June 8, La Crosse Police received a report that Erin was observed in the 900 block of West Avenue South.
https://www.policearrests.com/wi/la+crosse/la-crosse-police-department/

9La Crosse, WI Wisconsin town is named for a sport that was observed there by explorers
The next year he associated with him J. B. MILLER; and then went East, bringing back an amiable wife, and their oldest son was the first white child born in the county of La Crosse, or that portion of country bounded on the west by the Mississippi, on the east by the Wisconsin River, on the north by Town No. 19, and on the south by the present county of Bad-Ax, which was the original boundary …
http://genealogytrails.com/wis/monroe/earlysettle.html

10La Crosse, WI Wisconsin town is named for a sport that was observed there by explorers
A: The French explorers, fur traders and missionaries of the late 18th century played a big part in giving our city its name, but they really had nothing to do with the actual settlement of the city.
https://lacrossetribune.com/news/ask-the-trib-nathan-hill-named-for-area-pioneer/article_1f7e10fb-2c47-5928-939e-f023a918a928.html

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south to Laredo, Texas. U.S. Highways that serve the area are U.S. Highway 53, which stretches from La Crosse, Wisconsin, to International Falls, Minnesota…
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