Winona in Winona County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Sugar Loaf Bluﬀ
The quarrying operation that resulted in the unusual formation at the top of Sugar Loaf provided limestone to build Winona's sidewalks and trim for many brick buildings before work was discontinued before World War I.
Rising over 450 feet above Winona, the peak in its original configuration as a rounded dome with a fringe of evergreen on the crown was well known to early explorers, traders, tourists, and river boat pilots. An often repeated legend says that the mountain was Chief Wabasha's red cap, originally presented to him by a British officer. The site is called "Wabasha's Cap" in early narratives.
Erected by the Minnesota Historical Society
Funding provided by the LCMR
Erected 1989 by the Minnesota Historical Society, funding by the LCMR [Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources].
Marker series. This marker Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 1.913′ N, 91° 37.672′ W. Marker is in Winona, Minnesota, in Winona County. Marker is on Parks Avenue north of U.S. 14 / 61, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is next to a small parking area near the southeast shore of Lake Winona. Marker is in this post office area: Winona MN 55987, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garvin Heights (approx. 1.2 miles away); Winona: River Village, Lumber Town, College Town (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stephen Taylor (approx. 1½ miles away); Potters' Field (approx. 1.6 miles away); We-No-Nah (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Geology of Perrot State Park (approx. 7 miles away in Wisconsin); Pickwick Mill (approx. 7.4 miles away); Historic Lake Labelle (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winona.
More about this marker. The Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCMR), now the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), make funding recommendations to the legislature for special environment and natural resource projects.
Also see . . . Sugar Loaf (Winona, Minnesota) (Submitted on June 6, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 168 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 6, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.