Losey Memorial (Joseph W. Losey)

Photographed September 5, 2013
Erected 1901 by the citizens of La Crosse
La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
43° 49.098′ N, 91° 14.141′ W
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Joseph W. Losey
He found this cemetery neglected and desolate. He transformed it into a place of charm and beauty. He made the wilderness to blossom as the rose.

To commemorate the character and virtues of one who endeared himself to all by an unbroken record of private charities and unselfish public services, this memorial is erected by citizens of La Crosse.
A.D. 1901

The monument is located on westbound La Crosse Street / State Highway 16, east of its intersection with Oakland Street, at the entrance to historic Oak Grove Cemetery, 1407 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601.

The memorial is included in the Oak Grove Cemetery Walking Tour:
Most recognizable to Oak Grove Cemetery is the impressive stone entrance arch. It was built to honor the memory of Joseph W. Losey (1834-1901), a well-known local attorney and tireless advocate for the betterment of Oak Grove Cemetery. He was active in promoting the establishment of Myrick Park and many other public improvements.

The arch was erected by the Crosby and Hynne Granite Company of La Crosse and dedicated with a public celebration on Memorial Day 1902.

For more than a century, the arch has been a symbol of Oak Grove Cemetery as well as a memorial to one of the city's most civic minded citizens. The Losey Memorail Arch is a designated city, state, and national Historic Landmark.
(used with permission of Oak Grove Cemetery)

To obtain a copy of the Self-Guided Walking Tour Brochure that "leads you on a walking tour of the cemetery and to some of the important historic graves and sites" and/or to plan your visit to Oak Grove Cemetery, click here.

These memorials / markers are also at this location:

 The memorial is located at historic Oak Grove Cemetery
which is a City of La Crosse Historic Site.

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