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Winona in Winona County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Garvin Heights

 
 
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By Keith L, June 3, 2012
1. Garvin Heights Marker
Inscription.  The city 575 feet below this bluff was founded in 1851 by Captain Orrin Smith on the site of ‘Keoxah’ the village of Sioux Indian Chief Wapasha and his band. First called Wabasha’s Prairie, it was later named Winona — from the Sioux word ‘Wenohan’, meaning first-born daughter. Probably the first explorer to pass this way was Father Louis Hennepin, who arrived in 1680.

Situated on the mighty Mississippi, Winona became a lumber-producing and wheat exporting center during the nineteenth century.

This park was developed and donated for public use in 1922 by Herbert C. Garvin, prominent Winona citizen.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 44° 2.069′ N, 91° 39.085′ W. Marker is in Winona, Minnesota, in Winona County. Marker can be reached from High Road 0.2 miles north of East Garvin Heights Road. Marker is at the Garvin Heights Overlook in Garvin Heights Park. Touch for map
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By Keith L, June 3, 2012
2. Garvin Heights Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Winona MN 55987, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Winona: River Village, Lumber Town, College Town (a few steps from this marker); Stephen Taylor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Potters' Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winona (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sugar Loaf Bluff (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Watkins Manor House (approx. 1.2 miles away); We-No-Nah (approx. 1.3 miles away); Winona County Courthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winona.
 
Also see . . .  Winona, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 28, 2012.) 
 
View from Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
3. View from Overlook
In the foreground are Lake Winona and the city of Winona; the Mississippi River and Wisconsin are in the background.
View from Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
4. View from Overlook
View from Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
5. View from Overlook
Path to Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
6. Path to Overlook
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 28, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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