La Crosse, KS

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La Crosse is a city in and the county seat of Rush County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,342.
La Crosse was founded in 1876, named after either the sport or La Crosse, Wisconsin, the hometown of a local newspaper editor. La Crosse subsequently became the intended county seat, and county records were transferred there from the temporary county seat, nearby Rush Center. A county seat war ensued between the two communities, lasting until La Crosse was declared the permanent county seat and the construction of the county courthouse in 1888.
In the 1960s, La Crosse became a regional center of barbed wire collecting, leading to the establishment of the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum and the nicknaming of the city as "The Barbed Wire Capital of the World".