“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Winona County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Winona County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Winona County, MN (22) Fillmore County, MN (3) Houston County, MN (3) Olmsted County, MN (27) Wabasha County, MN (18) Buffalo County, WI (8) La Crosse County, WI (54) Trempealeau County, WI (16)  WinonaCounty(22) Winona County (22)  FillmoreCounty(3) Fillmore County (3)  HoustonCounty(3) Houston County (3)  OlmstedCounty(27) Olmsted County (27)  WabashaCounty(18) Wabasha County (18)  BuffaloCountyWisconsin(8) Buffalo County (8)  LaCrosseCounty(54) La Crosse County (54)  TrempealeauCounty(16) Trempealeau County (16)
Winona is the county seat for Winona County
Adjacent to Winona County, Minnesota
      Fillmore County (3)  
      Houston County (3)  
      Olmsted County (27)  
      Wabasha County (18)  
      Buffalo County, Wisconsin (8)  
      La Crosse County, Wisconsin (54)  
      Trempealeau County, Wisconsin (16)  
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1 Minnesota, Winona County, Dakota — Great River Bluffs
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
2 Minnesota, Winona County, Dresbach — Minnesota’s “Fashionable Tour” / Welcome to Minnesota
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
3 Minnesota, Winona County, Dresbach — Taming the Wild River— Great River Road Minnesota —
Front 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
4 Minnesota, Winona County, Dresbach — Theodore Foss Memorial Highway
Dedicated to State Trooper Corporal Theodore "Ted" Foss 1965–2000 Corporal Ted Foss was killed August 31, 2000 on I-90 near Lewiston, Mn while making a traffic stopMap (db m8687) HM
5 Minnesota, Winona County, Elba — Geology of MinnesotaWhitewater State Park
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
6 Minnesota, Winona County, Lewiston — The Geology of Southeastern Minnesota
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
7 Minnesota, Winona County, Minnesota City — Geology of MinnesotaMississippi River
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
8 Minnesota, Winona County, Minnesota City — Lock & Dam No. 5
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
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9 Minnesota, Winona County, Pickwick — Historic Lake Labelle
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
10 Minnesota, Winona County, Pickwick — Pickwick MillBuilt 1854 - 1858
Named by Mary Davis in 1857 after reading Charles Dickens novel, Pickwick Papers 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
11 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — Garvin Heights
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
12 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — J. R. Watkins Medical Company
Property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m126791) HM
13 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — Potters' Field
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
14 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — Stephen Taylor1757 – 1857 — In Memory Of —
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
15 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — Sugar Loaf Bluff
"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
16 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — The Bunnell House
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
17 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — The Watkins Manor House"The house that vanilla built"
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
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18 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winona
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
19 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — We-No-Nah
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
20 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — Winona County Courthouse
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 1987Map (db m126794) HM
21 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — Winona County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
In memory of all Soldiers and Sailors of Winona County who fought in defence of their country Placed by the Wenonah Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1921Map (db m164191) WM
22 Minnesota, Winona County, Winona — Winona: River Village, Lumber Town, College Town
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
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Jun. 3, 2023