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sawmills 2 sunfish AGRICULTURE School

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Hidden : 12/14/2010
In Wisconsin, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

In December, 1907, the Board of Supervisors of
La Crosse County was petitioned by Supervisor
Hulberg, representing a group of farmers from the
West Salem area, to establish a School of Agricul-
ture. There were four existing schools within the
state at that time. In March of 1908, the Board vot-
ed in favor of the plan, and the La Crosse County
School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy was
formed. This was the fifth one in the state.
Three communities were interested in having the
school located in their area. They were West Salem,
Bangor and Onalaska. Each had a good proposal.
Onalaska offered 34 beautiful, well-located acres
near the railroad, free, if the school was built there.
West Salem offered 10 acres of fair grounds with
stables and farm buildings near the second largest
creamery in the state. They pointed out that this
area was more centrally located in the county, and
that the school was their idea in the beginning.
Bangor offered five possible sites of 18 acres and
would provide water and cement sidewalks, plus
$4,500 toward construction costs in order to have
the school in their town.
A competitive struggle emerged in the county
with heated editorials in all the local papers. The
day of the hearing, the County Board Chambers
were packed with representatives from each town,
but the meeting was adjourned without a selection
being made. The decision was finally made at a
special session on April 29, 1908, with Onalaska the
choice in the third formal ballot. The vote was On-
alaska 19, West Salem 17, and Bangor 1. Some of
the deciding factors were that West Salem already
had one county institution, and that Onalaska had
the largest canning company in the state. Onalaska
also had the most representatives at the hearing.
They were Mayor Herman Rahn, President Shane
of the Gedney Pickle Works, Treasurer J.W. Dalton,
Dr. Lester, Ex-assemblyman L.B. Cox, Supervisor
Moore, Mr. Sjolander, and Mrs. Aldrich.
The news of the victory for Onalaska reached the
city about 4:00 p.m. and was cause for a celebra-
tion. The bells were rung, men on horseback rode
in the streets, women formed a broom brigade, and
children beat on drums and pans and yelled. This
joyous, noisy group went to the train station to
meet the delegation of men who had been at the
Court House in La Crosse for the meeting and to
welcome them home as heroes. After supper that
evening, the whole city turned out, along with the
Onalaska band and Bergs Cadets who led a parade

The location af this school is now the Onalask high school

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