"The group was named the..." La Crosse Local Custom Tip by Summer69

La Crosse Local Customs: 4 reviews and 3 photos


The group was named the 'Grandad Sky Rockers' in 1929 only a few months after the market crash of the Great Depression that had already gripped the farm economy of the Midwest. As a sign of optimism and faith, The Original 10 donated $10 each of their own money, purchased fireworks from a catalog and started the formal tradition of the New Year's Eve fireworks from atop Grandad's Bluff.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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