This page includes directions to the various places that Shire members hold or have held meetings, work sessions, practices, etc. Corrections are requested, and can be submitted to the webminister.
To La Crosse Archery
LaCrosse Archery is in Onalaska (?) at 1212 Oak Forest Drive. They have two ranges – 20 and 30 yards. Some of the target holders eat arrows, so don’t bring your best ones. Though SCA archery requires wooden shafts and feather fletching, we will not be that restrictive, since part of this gathering is to have fun and get together. Gavin or Kudrun can explain basics of SCA archery.
To Cybele’s house
3091 Michael Way in Holmen. Coming north from LaCrosse or south from Galesville on Highway 53, take the “Midway” exit (County OT, near McDonalds). Go west (toward the river) to Highway 35. Turn right and head north one block. There’s a sign indicating Heritage Village. Turn right onto Spruce Street, and follow it 2 blocks, where it turns left and becomes Mallary. Cyb’s house is straight ahead 2 blocks. Warning: Google maps takes you to the house across the street from Cyb’s. MapQuest doesn’t find it at all. The phone number is 781-7742 (an Onalaska number) in case of navigational mishaps.
To Houska Park
Houska Park is easier to find on Google Maps than it is to describe. It’s south and west of downtown, and right on the river. It even has a web site.
To Bronislavá’s house
Bronislavá lives at 702 South Losey Boulevard in LaCrosse, at the corner of Losey and Winnebago. Google Maps shows you the front door, which is only used by pizza delivery folks. Park on Winnebago and come to the back door. (702 Losey North is a gas station – don’t go there.)
King Street Kitchen is on the corner of 7th and King Streets (141 7th Street South) in LaCrosse. They have allowed Rokeclif to meet in the “back room” near the kitchen. They provide a “family restaurant” menu — with breakfast served at any hour.
To Stokke Towers
Stokke Towers (AKA “Bob’s place”) is a high-rise apartment building at 421 South Sixth Street (Sixth and Division Streets) just south of downtown LaCrosse.
To Randy’s Garage
Randy’s house is at 1242 Park Avenue in La Crosse. (4 blocks south of Jackson, first block east off West Ave) . The garage is behind the house just off the alley.
To Radegund’s House
932 Hood Street in LaCrosse.
To Kudrun’s Home
Ettrick is on Highway 53 about 8 miles north of Galesville. There are two bridges across the creek that runs parallel to 53. Take the northernmost, following the sign to Melrose. The street ends abruptly at Main Street, forcing you to turn or to drive into the bank building, which is not a good idea. Turn left, proceeding only to the end of the block (Second Street) where there is a cute little red brick building labled “TATE BANK” on the corner. Turn right, and proceed a half block. Kudrun’s house is the two-story white castle with a little turret, at 15722 East Second. If the street is full of carriages, go left into the alley beyond the next house, and make another left into another alley, and you can park in the Post Office lot and come through the garden. If you get lost, the phone number is (608) 525-8400 — but if you get lost in Ettrick, you’re probably not SCA material.
To the La Crosse Public Library – Main Street Branch
From I-90 North or South of La Crosse: Take the Hwy. 53 Exit South (Exit 3 from the South and Exit 3B from the North) into La Crosse. Continue south for approximately 3.5 miles until you reach Main Street. Take a left onto Main Street. Continue on Main Street until you see the library on your right. The address of the library is 800 Main Street. Parking is located at the rear of the library.
From South La Crosse: Take Hwy 61 North into La Crosse. Take a right onto Hwy. 35 (West Avenue). If you pass Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center you have gone too far. Continue north on West Avenue for ~19 blocks until you reach Main Street. Take a left at Main Street. Continue on Main Street until you see the library on your left. The address of the library is 800 Main Street. Parking is located at the rear of the library.
To Maewyn’s Home
From all directions: Take Highway 53 to the McHugh Rd exit (north of Holmen). Take the exit, then turn left onto McHugh Rd. Travel on McHugh Rd for about 1.5 miles until you you come to County Highway XX (this will be a T-intersection so you will have to turn); turn right onto County Highway XX. Maewyn’s house is about two miles down the road on the left. It has a tan and brick front (on the corner of Cty. Hwy. XX and Oepka St.) in New Amsterdam.
To Myrick Park
From Northwest or West of La Crosse: Take your best route to Highway 53 South into La Crosse. Turn left (east) at La Crosse Street. Myrick Park is on La Crosse Street, on your left as you drive east.
From Northeast of La Crosse: Take your best route to Highway 16 into La Crosse. Highway 16 will dog-leg west and become La Crosse Street. Myrick Park is on La Crosse Street, on your right as you drive west.
From East of La Crosse: Take your best route to Highway 33 into La Crosse. Turn right onto Losey Boulevard and follow it north. Take a left onto La Crosse Street, which is also Highway 16 going west. Myrick Park is on La Crosse Street, on your right as you drive west.
From South La Crosse: Take your best route to Highway 14/16/35 into La Crosse. Turn right onto Losey Boulevard and follow it north. Take a left onto La Crosse Street, which is also Highway 16 going west. Myrick Park is on La Crosse Street, on your right as you drive west.
To the Taylor Public Library
From I-94 west of Hixton: Take I-94 South to the Hixton exit. From Hixton, take 95 West to County Road P (about seven miles). Take County P into Tayor, ant turn left onto Second Street immediately after the railroad tracks. Go through downtown and watch for a large red brick buildingon the south side of the street. (It used to be a grade school.) The sign reads “Village of Taylor Municipal Building”. Park in the back or on the street in front of the building.
From 54 east of Black River Falls: Take 54 to Black River Falls and pick up I-94 north. Proceed as above.
From I-94 South of Hixton: From CAM, Take I-94 north to the Hixton exit. Proceed as above.
From Highway 53 South of Blair: Take Highway 53 North to Blair. Go through Blair and pick up 95. Go east about 8 miles to County P. There is a sign pointing to Taylor from both directions. Proceed as above.
To the Trempealeau County Fairgrounds
From I-90 at LaCrosse: Take the Highway 53 exit north. (53 north and 53 south are two different exits). Follow 53 north 20 miles. Turn right on 53 into Galesville. Go through town, and watch the left side of the road for a permanent sign at Park Drive saying “Trempealeau County Fairgrounds”. Follow Park Drive for about a block to the fairgrounds.
From Winona, MN area: Take Highway 54 east to Galesville. Turn left onto 53 and proceed through town, as above.
From I-94 at Black River Falls: Take 54 west. It will join 53. Continue on 53 when it turns north into Galesville, and proceed as above.
From I-94 at Osseo: Take Highway 10 into Osseo. Go one mile. Turn left onto 53. Go 45 miles south to Galesville. Pass the high school, Piggly Wiggly, and hardware store and watch for the permanent sign saying “Trempealeau County Fairgrounds” on the right (Park Drive).
To the UW-La Crosse Cartwright Center
From North of LaCrosse,: Take the Hwy. 16 exit south into La Crosse. At Sound World, Hwy. 16 goes to the right, but you will need to continue south onto Losey Blvd. Continue south for 4 blocks until State Street. Take a right onto State Street. After 4 blocks you will see Cartwright Center on your right. Park on the street or in nearby metered lots. The 4th Floor is actually the third floor above ground
From South of La Crosse: Take Hwy 61 north into La Crosse. Take a right onto Losey Blvd. Continue north on Losey for approximately 2.5 miles until you reach State Street. Take a left onto State Street. After 4 blocks you will see Cartwright Center on your right. Park on the street or in nearby metered lots. The 4th Floor is actually the third floor above ground.
To Coon Valley Park
From La Crosse, North of Coon Valley: Take 14/61 south from La Crosse. As you approach the village of Coon Valley, a park with a gazebo will be visible on the left, a couple blocks from the highway. Take the first available left after crossing the bridge.
From South of Coon Valley: Take 14/61 north. As you approach the village of Coon Valley, a park with a gazebo will be visible on the rigth, a couple blocks from the highway. Take the first available right after crossing the bridge.