History

Once the home of wealthy lumber barons, and before that a thriving band of Dakota Indians, Winona has a rich history that can be seen in the beautiful buildings around town and the fascinating displays in local museums.
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Found in Winona, Minnesota, the Happy Chef was promoted as the "World's Largest Talking Chef". He is the icon for the Happy Chef restaurant chain which was founded in 1963.  Winona, MN www.visitwinona.com

Found in Winona, Minnesota, the Happy Chef was promoted as the "World's Largest Talking Chef". He is the icon for the Happy Chef restaurant chain which was founded in 1963. Winona, MN www.visitwinona.com

Wedding dress and mantle worn by Adda Thompson of Winona, Minnesota at her wedding in 1879. The ensemble was made by St. Paul dressmaker Mrs. A. Worley. The one-piece purple velvet and satin dress (left) has a long cuirass bodice, a ruched satin center front panel and a flounced and draped velvet overskirt with a slight train. The matching velvet dolman, or mantle (right), is of a close fitting cape construction with small sleeves attached through the side front. www.visitwinona.com

Wedding dress and mantle worn by Adda Thompson of Winona, Minnesota at her wedding in 1879. The ensemble was made by St. Paul dressmaker Mrs. A. Worley. The one-piece purple velvet and satin dress (left) has a long cuirass bodice, a ruched satin center front panel and a flounced and draped velvet overskirt with a slight train. The matching velvet dolman, or mantle (right), is of a close fitting cape construction with small sleeves attached through the side front. www.visitwinona.com

Winona State University, Teachers College, by Hoard & Tenney, 1870's in Winona, MN www.visitwinona.com

Winona State University, Teachers College, by Hoard & Tenney, 1870's in Winona, MN www.visitwinona.com

Charles A Tenney I Trade card. This one is unusual in a couple ways. It is a stock card intended specifically for portrait photographers, copyrighted in 1883 by George M.Hayes.   Photographer Charles A. Tenney of Winona, Minnesota advertised a wide range of photographic services on the back of the card, but featured a small   landscape albumen print affixed to the front. www.visitwinona.com

Charles A Tenney I Trade card. This one is unusual in a couple ways. It is a stock card intended specifically for portrait photographers, copyrighted in 1883 by George M.Hayes. Photographer Charles A. Tenney of Winona, Minnesota advertised a wide range of photographic services on the back of the card, but featured a small landscape albumen print affixed to the front. www.visitwinona.com

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