Black Bears Elderhostel Fur Post Iron Ore MSP Airport Winona Wolves




 town on the Mississippi River

Winona, city, seat of Winona County, southeastern Minnesota, a port on the Mississippi River; incorporated 1857. The city is a commercial, manufacturing, and shipping center located in an agricultural and limestone-quarrying region. Winona State University (1858), Saint Mary's College (1912), and a junior college are here. Settled in 1851, the community was originally called Montezuma and was renamed for a legendary Sioux princess in 1853. Population (1980) 25,075; (1990) 25,399.


"Julia Belle Swain" in port


note the Calliope on the upper deck of the stern

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Calliope, musical instrument developed during the 19th century in the United States. The instrument was named after Calliope, one of nine daughters of the Greek god Zeus. Calliope was thought to have inspired epic poets. The calliope functions when several octaves of organ like pipes are blown by pressure from a steam boiler controlled through a keyboard. Designed to attract people from great distances to showboats and circuses, the calliope is distinguished by its loud, wheezing tone.

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former County Courthouse


town dominated by "Sugar Loaf" bluff
towers 500 feet high along the original course of the river


town has many fine houses


Italianate style


wood frame dwelling


wood detail


impressive spire of the Presbyterian church


another church spire


St. Stanislaus Kostka church


"Art Deco ?" Y building


facade of older commercial building



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