Winona County, Minnesota

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Winona County Courthouse, built in 1888.
Photo by Dawn K., May 2015


County Information
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.
County Seat: Winona

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Winona sights include Sugar Loaf Mountain

This was a limestone bluff that was 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.

Sugar Loaf Mountain  Sugar Loaf Mountain
Sugar Loaf Mountain on the left, 1898 and on the right 117 years later.
[Many thanks to John Bauer for the 1898 image and Dawn K. for the 2015 image.]


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Altura, Beaver, Bethany, Centerville, Clyde, Crystal Spring, Dakota, Donehower, Dresbach, Elba, Fremont, Goodview, Hart, Homer, Lamoille, Lewiston, Minneiska, Minnesota City, Morningside Terrace, New Hartford, Nodine, Oakridge, Pickwick, Ridgeway, Rollingstone, Saint Charles, Saratoga, Stockton, Sugarloaf, Troy, Utica, Whitman, Wilson, Winona, Witoka, Wyattville


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Dresbach, Elba, Fremont, Hart, Hillsdale, Homer, Mount Vernon, New Hartford, Norton, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, Rollingstone, Saratoga, St. Charles, Utica, Warren, Whitewater, Wilson, Wiscoy

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MARCH 2018
NEWS-CRIME: Peter Czapeiwski, Winnebago Indian Killed submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-CRIME: John Island

DECEMBER 2017
BIOS: George A. Whitman, William Mitchell,Horace G. White, Llewellyn S. Cravath
COURT: Passport Applications - Hanna Marie Aadnesen
FAMILIES: Marxhausen
MILITARY: WWI Casualty News - Valentine J. Weaver, Ben Schmitt
MILITARY: Soldiers - Lewis J. Burt, John Jakuszi
NEWS-BUSINESS: J. R. Watkins
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1910-Hotel Strike
NEWS-ILLNESS & INJURY: Escaped German, Dr. Stewart, George Holbrook
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. Emil Suempel
NEWS-WEATHER: 1880-Raining and Thawing
OBITS : Edmund N. Simon, Hugh F. McGaughey, Ole Fensand, Mary Hill, T. Rogers, Wheelock Porter
OFFICIALS: News - H. M. Scherer
PEOPLE: Stephen Robinson
WILLS: Inheritance Taxes 1909-1913
Submitted by Robin Line:
MILITARY: Soldiers - Mary M./Thomas L. Chisholm
NEWS-FIRE/CALAMITIES: 1917-Drownings
NEWS-ILLNESS & INJURY: M. Schrunk, Rudolph Petrick
OBITS : Josephine Bruski
OFFICIALS: News - James A. Tawney



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