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Yesterday in La Crosse

Quillin’s comes to the Village, 48 years ago

Brad Williams



In 1971, the Quillin family opened an IGA foodliner in the Village Shopping Center.  Quillin’s featured several ‘big and beautiful’ specialty departments in that Village location, which was replaced by a Festival store in 2011.  

Rich’s Fairway Foods at 13th and South Avenue had a ham sandwich special–8 sandwiches for just 89 cents.  Super Valu had two La Crosse stores at the time, at Jackson Plaza and on the Causeway.  

K-Mart on State Road had a camera deal.  For $10.44, these cameras operated with flash cubes, giving you four flashes on a single cube.   

The #1 song in America during the last half of September was ‘Go Away Little Girl’ by 13-year-old Donny Osmond, in 1971, yesterday in La Crosse.  

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