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Yesterday in La Crosse

Quillin’s comes to the Village, 48 years ago

Brad Williams

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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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