La Crosse is a rural small town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. Take a look below for 10 fascinating and awesome facts about La Crosse, Washington, United States.
1. The population was 313 at the 2010 census.
2. With the completion in 1888 of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company (O.R. & N) railroad line between Riparia and La Crosse, George Dawson and his wife built a shack constructed from railroad ties.
3. By 1889, La Crosse had a population of 12.
4. The first real store was constructed in 1899 by Tom Shobe.
5. La Crosse was incorporated on February 19, 1917.
6. As of the 2000 census, there were 380 people, which had decreased to 313 people at the 2010 census.
7. The La Crosse Arts and Beautification Council was created in 2005 with aspirations of renovating downtown La Crosse while promoting the arts, local culture, and history of La Crosse and the Palouse. Events have included the Valentine Fine Arts Night and the Spring Faire.
8. The Council was disbanded in 2008 after sexual assault allegations against head chairman Barbara DeSmall.
9. The La Crosse Gun Club holds an annual “Bacon & Crab Shooting” event at the end of January.
10. The La Crosse Farmers Festival, held in mid-June, is celebrated with a parade and live entertainment.