From Winona to La Crosse, the Mississippi River valley displays its greatest depth as it extends vertically through more than 240 meters of a sedimentary-rock plateau. Here, Highway 61 follows the narrow strip between the river and the steep bluffs . . . — — Map (db m213346) HM
Minnesota’s “Fashionable Tour.” In the years between 1835 and 1860, steamboats from St. Louis and the Illinois river towns of Rock Island and Galena carried hundreds of tourists up the Mississippi River past “a thousand bluffs . . . — — Map (db m8617) HM
Ever since Americans recognized the Upper Mississippi River's potential as a transportation route, they have been trying to improve it for commercial navigation. One such improvement, Lock and Dam No.7, is visible from this . . . — — Map (db m140974) HM
The bold and picturesque bluffs of the Whitewater Valley, from the Jordan sandstone below to the massive Oneota dolomite at the top, represent deposition during a hundred million years. Much of the erosion of these marine sedimentary rocks occurred . . . — — Map (db m213348) HM
The face of Minnesota has undergone many changes over the centuries as a result of the forces of nature. Its present appearance is the result of modification over four glacial periods that have created the landscape you see along the roadways. . . . — — Map (db m178489) HM
In its traverse of 2400 miles from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River falls 1475 feet, nearly two-thirds of which is within or along the eastern side of Minnesota. For 300 miles from Minneapolis, its course lies between rocky . . . — — Map (db m166631) HM
Designed by and constructed under the direction of The Corps of Engineers, United States Army 1933-1935 Contractor for lock — Edward E. Gillen Co. Contractor for dam — Merritt-Chapman & Whitney Corp. Contractor for electrical . . . — — Map (db m166651) HM
On September 20, 1980, 11 inches of rain fell in 24 hours in the Pickwick area causing a flash flood that severely damaged the mill and Lake Labell's flood gates. In 1982, Pickwick Mill Inc. was founded to restore the mill and Lake Labelle. This . . . — — Map (db m55613) HM
Named by Mary Davis in 1857 after
reading Charles Dickens novel,
Sign donated by Worldwide Dicken's Fellowship
open May to Oct, Sat & Sun 11AM to 5PM.
or by appointment call 452-9658 or 452-7341.
Open weekends May . . . — — Map (db m55612) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m56857) HM
Welcome to the Woodlawn Cemetery Potters' Field. "Potters' Field" is a historical designation, going back to the time of the Bible, when a field outside of the settlement was set aside to bury travelers and strangers to the community. A field used . . . — — Map (db m62641) HM
A courageous soldier and member of Ethan Allen’s immortal band of 83, who took part in the surprise attack on the British garrison at Fort Ticonderoga, and the only Revolutionary soldier known to be buried in the State of Minnesota.
. . . — — Map (db m56101) HM
"The crown of the majestic Sugar Loaf Bluff is disappearing before the strokes of the utilitarian quarrymen," editorialized the Winona Daily
Republican in 1886. "In a very few years that widely known landmark will be but a homely . . . — — Map (db m43176) HM
The three-story dwelling above was built in the 1850s as a second home of Willard Bradley and Matilda Desnoyer Bunnell, the first permanent residents of Winona County, who settled here in 1849. Bunnell, who traded with the Indians, was also a land . . . — — Map (db m206033) HM
Paul and Florence Watkins started construction of the Manor House in 1924, with completion in 1927. Paul was the nephew of J.R. Watkins, the founder of Watkins Products and became the company's second president in 1911. Paul and Florence traveled . . . — — Map (db m109644) HM
This anchor is from the Coast Guard cutter, Winona, which was commissioned on August 15, 1946. It was home ported most of its life at Port Angeles, Washington. It served part of the time on patrol in the Bering Sea and off the coast of Vietnam. . . . — — Map (db m126793) WM
Gift of W.J. Landon in memory of
Ida Cone Landon 1900
The Statuary grouping of We-No-Nah and its turtles and pelicans was erected in Central Park on August 26, 1902, and incorporated in Levee Plaza 1977.
We-No-Nah, meaning first born . . . — — Map (db m49941) HM
Winona County Courthouse Erected 1888
C. G. Maybury, Architect
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Winona Commission for the
Bicentennial of the Constitution 1987 — — Map (db m126794) HM
Winona has been home to many peoples ever since the first Native Americans hunted mammoths and mastodons 12,000 years ago. The Dakota and Ho-Chunk lived here until the 1850s. The Dakota called it "Keoxa," or homeland. Their word . . . — — Map (db m80090) HM