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Established February 23, 1854, this county was named for a Dakota woman, Winona, cousin of the last chief named
Wabasha, both of whom were prominent in the events attending the removal in 1848, of the Winnebago Indians from
Iowa to Wabasha's prairie (the site of the city of Winona) and thence to Long Prairie in Todd county.
Sugar Loaf mountain in the City of Winona in 1898
It was a limestone bluff that they quarried off for building material in the early days of the city.
The quarry eventually closed and this is what's left of the bluff.
[Many thanks to John Bauer for sending this in...]
Cities and Towns
(and other populated areas)
Mount Vernon Township
New Hartford Township
Pleasant Hill Township
St. Charles Township
| Website Updates:
Sept. 2012: Obit: Douglas
July 2012: Bios: Brooks, Bub, Buck, Burchard, Gallagher
June 2012: Obit: Zisch
Bios: Davidson, Erb, Hayertz, Henschel, Hilke, Kelley, Lee, Mares, McGregor, Meilicke, Runck, Schow, Schroeder
May 2012: Bios: Amundson, Anderson, Bailey, Baumann, Baumgartner; Marriages: Snyder-Hendrickson, Von Wold-Uebel
Apr. 2012: Bios: Dunn, Finkelnburg, Fitzpatrick, Fosnes, Garvin, Greer, Keyes, Rand, Mitchell, Morey, Stebbins, Stewart, Tawney, Tew, Van Sant, Webber, Windom, Yale
Mar. 2012: Bios: Choate, Clark, Clarke, Coleman, Hamlin, Harrington, Shepard; Obits: Darmoan, Man, Murray, Palmer, Reifeldt, Slagge, Talbot, Wehrenberg, Wheeler
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; history: Winona Wagon Company; Bio: Dietze; Crime News: Lawler; Obit: Limpert
Dec 2011: SCHOCK obits and 50th wedding anniversary news story; County History overview and the origin of the township
and river names; List of Cemeteries; History of the Churchs of Winona; SCHOEWE death notice; obit for Kappauf,
Meier, Van Schepen, BLECHINGER, TARBELL; BLECHINGER-GOODSELL; THIESFELDT-KOCH marriage announcements; engagement
announcements for PROUDFOOT-HADSEK; marriage licenses for HANLEY-Van Schepen; Gossip/Visiting News; Sick List;
Birth Announcement for MURPHY; Old Settlers Association Deaths for 1907-08
Schouweiler Biography, Stewart-Hall Wedding, BAUER death records, marriage, birth, City history, Crime News Story
for Callaghan, Memories of Growing Up in New Hartford, Death listing for Jacob DeWitt Merritt
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