The Winona Republican-Herald from Winona, Minnesota on July 12, 1949 · Page 15
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The Winona Republican-Herald from Winona, Minnesota · Page 15

Winona, Minnesota
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Tuesday, July 12, 1949
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"TUESbAV, JULY 12, 1949 THE WINONA REPUBLICAN-HERALD, WINONA, MINNESOTA ' Page 15 Early Crossing Was by Ferry " !oi the legislature granted to nim.jl~897 compilation of f^ \ In 1878 Mr. Van Gorder built his finance of the city of Wlnp, Snew ferry boat, the S. D. Van Gor- jder, and operated it until 1880 when he sold out to the city of Winona Tne city obtained franchises and ulal , mB ui \operated -.the-Jerry .thereafter. In xhe" cable By 1855 Winona had .grown sufti- j 1880 also . the . city, of Winpna^prp-· ciently to feel the heed of.-a, ^"ylcornpa^and^Sriuel-D. Van Gor| across the Mississippi river .to ac- der j 0 p-, a consideration of. $6.000, 1 commodate travel and trade from ^ o - {he lands in the town of Buf- Wisconsin. Nothing was done about |falo, Buffalo county, Wisconsin., The li^uDta 1865 when Samuel D. Van lands consisted of'a. strip four rodsj iGorder, Winona, obtained a fran- wide extending from the Wiscon- chise to operate a ferry. He built ajsin shore to Bluff .S ding, boat named Turtle and operated it I In 1882 the city bmlfa road with fnr wvera.1 vea^s 'five spans across Its lands'to Bluff The Turtle made its first trip May.Siding, to accoinodate travel and 27 1865, landing at the Stone House [trade with Wisconsin people. The. a'few miles up the river on the, city procured acts .from.time to time Wisconsin shore. That point was from, .the state of Minnesota, the used for a ferry landing until 1868! state of-Wisconsin, -and .from oon- when a road was built for traveligress to build and...maintam femes, across the Wisconsin bottomlands j roads and bridges. All of the acts by Mr. Van Gorder under a hew act' and franchises may be found in the from the Wisconsin shorelines to March 17, 1887, and continued in operation until the completion of the high wagon bridge over the Mississipi river in 1892. · The Winona Argus, which start- The In»urance Policy That Is Sweeping The Country' , '.:.·.;. POLIO EXPENSE INSURANCE Entire family covered for one low premium $10.00 for two years $5,000.00 protection for each per»on. Two Years Protection For One Premium,. CALL IMMEDIATELY · : Baumann Engel Agency, Inc. 128 East Third St. » ""»" 363S ERTY MD Shortly After The Turn of the century Winona county officers and their staffs had their picture taken on the steps on the courthouse building. The above picture is believed to have been taken between 1900 and 1910 and shows seated on the front row, left to right, H. E. Vance, judge of probate, Republican, and H. H. Snow, Judge of district court, Democrat. Seated on the steps, from left to right, are John J. Trippe, clerk of court, Democrat; E. F. Goodhue, court reporter. Democrat: Sherman Weibel, auditor, Democrat; August SlelaS, deputy sheriff, Republican; William H. ToUeson, treasury clerk; ' Joseph Wlnczewski, deputy auditor, Democrat; Adclph Baeuerlen, auditing clerk, Democrat, and M. J. Lins, sheriff. Republican. Standing are E. C. Burns, surveyor,.Democrat; Max J. Bnczynski, abstract office deputy, Republican; L. J. Brown, county commissioner, Republican;" George D. French, register of deeds, Republican; C. H. Gile, county commissioner,. Democrat; Benjamin Kalmes, treasurer, Democrat;,-John Valentine, county commissioner, Democrat; Peter Goergen, deputy treasurer,.Democrat; H. E. Walker, county commissioner, Republican; William Pryer, abstract office deputy, Republican; John Knoppi county commissioner, Republican; L. V. Wilbur^ superintendent of schools, Republican; W. L. Szawlow- ski, deputy of register of deeds. Republican; George Echert, deputy clerk of court; Democrat, and Jonas "Tisdale, Janitor 1 , Democrat. Where Did Minnesota Towns Get Names?--Most Colorful in U.S. Minnesota Is a state which is full of colorful names. Many of these Others are for Rochester, New York; Claremont, .named for Claremont, N. H.; Havana, named for Havana, EL; are Indian in origin and are poetic in sound and meaning. far from Indian in origin. A quick study of names of Minnesota communities shows that these ^^^ ^ ,, _., have quite a history. It is known that Winona, once known as Mon- Hayfle i d named .for a township in tezuma and Wabasha Prairie, came from an Indian maiden named | Crawford countyi p a .; West Cpn- Wenonah or Weenonah, who leaped I from a high rock when her romance of was thwarted. Hokah was named after an Indian chief who once .had his village there. Wasioja was called by the Indians "Wazi-oju" or-"place of the pines." Mankato was "ma-ka-to" or "earth of blue." city itself was named for an early Jin northern Vermont. settler whose first name was Aus- Two -southeastern ' cord, named for Concord, N, H., Minnesota's Gov. Austin, the and Lamoille, named for a river. collector said Monday the total was $668,221,000 compared with $105,366,000 .in the fiscal year ended June 30, 1948. Corporation income taxes and social security payments showed increases, however. Social security ^ ' . _^_j__ ~,.*,*·",,j +,, RQ oio nnn , payments amounted to $59,219,000, r whose first name was AUS-] Two -southeastern Minnesota j compared with $55/166,000 in the ,,,,, Houston, in Houston countyltown namesv.are unduplicated .in preceding year Corporations paid was named for Sam Houston, Tex-jthe United States-Blooming' Prai- income' taxes.0, $196^810.000, as -·« ~ I . . ·----i-- ;- steele andlagainst $182,922,000 the year oe-, fore. tin. as president and later U. S. sena-'rie and Yucatan in ' Other towns with an Indian ring to their names are Mazeppa and Zumbrota, yet neither is of In- tor when Texas joined the union. [Houston'' counties. Waseca county is of Indian ori- Igin, meaning: "rich in provisions, or fertile," and Byron "township in that county was named for Byron' F. Clark, early money lender in the area. But the village of Byron in Olmsted county was named aft- dlan origin. Mazeppa was named ! er p ort Byron, New York, by G U1U41 Vilfcln. J.J.C.I-VH 0 ' "t*o *ii»mvw gy. J-*0rL JiVrun, INeW l U I t i . , U Y V. ~ , , «.. f!~ .,TJ.^« ...........7 after a Cossack chief in one of £ Van ^^ early grain buy . eral taxes. m Mir*esota in ^e f£| ^o^jo. Receipts- Decline in State St. Paul --(^^--Collections of fed- Lord Byron's poems, while Zumbrota comes from the Zumbro river, which is of French origin. Early settlements often were named after the first postmaster. This was the case of Preston, ·which was named for Luther Preston, the first millwright 'as well as postmaster. The village of Granger, on the Iowa line, was named for postmaster Brown L. Granger and Eugene Ostrauder was first postmaster of Spring Valley name. the village near which bears his In many cases the farmer who owned the land on which the town was platted gave it his name. Kasson was named after Jabez Hyde er, after his home town in the East. Frontenac,- early settlement on the Mississippi, was named after the governor-general of Canada inj the 1670's, Rivers, too, led to town names. In the case of Oronoco, Dr. Hector Galloway named it after thej Orinoco river in South America because he thought the Zumbro river which flowed through the Minnesota village resembled thatj great river. The Cannon river obviously gave Cannon Falls its name, as did the 1 Zumbro, Zumbro Falls. The Indians showed a sense of the winding, ceding year. Elmer F. Kelm, internal revenue FINALLY! THK NEFnRON INHALATION THERAPY TREATMENT PERFECTED. SpasmB bronchial nfrthmn relieved finickly - uHtmlly within one min~ ~ " ' line dnips or narcotics at. ReKardleflp of what j ..-led or how honol«B yonr cns« do not cive op. (Cuntion: use o-ily titt directed). For MARSH DRCG COMPANY , Kasson, Whalan after John Whaa-j^j u river in steele county the lahan, Peterson after Peter Peter-j.. Owat o nna " which means son, Lanesboro after F. A. Lane!,,.. , ht ,, from which t he city was Wykoff after Cyrus G. Wykoff and 1 a " a 5 named. Stockton after J. B. Stockton. Stewartville Job Brown and his brother built a steamboat landing on the Mississippi and the resulting village bears the name of Brownsville to g cotenlan Sam McPhail who plat this day. Mantorville took the name of the Mantor Some southeastern Minnesota towns were named by more romantic souls, as was Caledonia, the ancient Roman name for Scotland, (applied to the Minnesota town by ted it. Pickwick, Altura The early settlement of Pickwick TM* -TM brothers, prominent early settlers. Stewartville was likewise named after its founder, Charles Stewart, anajp apers ·· while Altura was named after Mrs. Jane Sprague, after - beautlful town m Spain. Medford, in Steele county, was named after an early ship, the which the son of set- wife of an early settler. Another woman commemmorat- ed by a town name was Mrs. C. J. Ives, wife of a railroad president. Her maiden name was Ellen Dale and for her the town of Ellendale was named. The railroad, which "made" the named Atlantic. The baby -v Medford Colling. . . . . , j 41, i Wanamingo got its name from many o the early towns in *be ; ^ ^ j arl wild state, often had a hand in naming, H 4Vnm A y \ *»o»lir oncrlnmii. T-pmipcTurt f1 ^"" «*".*.w, .,t«Aw lamed for the ancient Greek poet. Carryovers from eastern towns ind counties are Rochester, them. An early engineer requested that a town be named after his little daughter who had died, and the village of Mabel in Fillmore county was named. Kellogg gets its name from a Mr. Kellogg of Chicago who supplied the railroad with its signs. Railroad officials were likewise honored by naming towns for them. Chatfield 'Prominent men in the early settlements, too, were so honored. Chatfield was named for Judge Andrew Chatfield of Belle Plalne, while an early Chatfield banker-J. C. Easton--had the town of Easton named for him. Nearby Bricelyn was. the home of John Brice, an early settler. Goodhue and Olmsted counties were named after an early Minnesota newspaperman (James M. Goodhue) and St.-Paul's first mayor, David Olmsted. An early merchant lent his name to Kenyon which it retains today, while Steels county was named in honor of Franklin Steele, Minneapolis pioneer. Dresbach, a village In southeastern Winona county was named after George B. Dresbach, prominent early resident, while lewlston in the same county was: named for S. J. Lewis, early settler there. Houston Dodge county was -named' for Henry Dodge, early Wisconsin governor, and although Austin's Hor- ·ce Austin park is named in honor WEDNESDAY SPECIALS! WHITE CIDER (BULK) VINEGAR 45-Grain Gal. 35' BUTTER 93 Score Lb. 62* FOUNTAIN CITY or BUKS BEER Case of . - 24 *2.19 ASSORTED FLAVORS KOOL-AID 6 25 Jefferson Grocery 1052 West Broadway Phone 4112 MB END ROAST PORK CHOPS FRESHLY GROUND fff Lb. Lb. 35' 39' VINEGAR BULK WHITE GaL 29 STRAWBERRY PRESERVES PURE CANE SUGAR *9.06 35c -· ANN- PAGE- 1 Lb. Jar PORK AND BEANS IOXA 3 16 °z. Cans OLEOMARGARINE · SWEET SIXTEEN. Lb. 23c NEW POTATOES 'Ifr $3.90 10 '·£ 39c OPEN FOR BUSINESS ALL DAY WEDNESDAY HOME The frontier home was a very meager place. People who came to the frontier did not have strength in their backs or room in their vehicles for many household goods. Furthermore, a century ago when Minnesota became a territory, there were comparatively few things in even the best equipped homes in the larger centers of population that were reached by river boat and oxcart. In the frontier home a block'of wood was used for a chair and if the homesteader had time to make it he would fashion a bench of a split log in which he, inserted wooden legs,' . . . . . . . The table would .be made of split timbers,, slabs or anything else that would give a reasonably level surface on which the family might eat or the housewife do her work. A puncheon floor, made out of hewed logs, was sometimes covered by rag rugs. The bed usually was laid upon the floor or bunks were against the wall. The frontier home used such blankets as it could get. Others'mat- tresses which were stuffed, preferably with barley straw or corn husks. ILX i Until the frontier home of sod or logs might be built, cooking was done over the open fire. .That endured to within the last generation. There were many experts in cookery who could perform exceedingly well with but a few utensils. . The kitchen was very simply equipped. One pioneer used his shovel in his fields and also cooked his meals upon it, for such was the dearth of utensils in the earliest times. There would be a pail for water from the nearby spring, creek or the driven well in areas where water stood near to the surface. Clothes were washed in a wooden tub which doubled for personal use on the night of the bath. The stove for the kitchen came some years after the first pioneers. It was a luxury, the ambition of many a family for a long, long time. A very few table utensils, a few knives, forks and spoons and just a few dishes, most of them of tin, which would stand the rough roads to the frontier without breaking, made up the kitchen which was usually the one and only room of the earliest house. We Are Pioneers for Low Food Prices Winona offered an opportunity to many in the early days! that's why the city is full of progressive stores, factories schools, churches, etc. Pioneers then and stm room for pioneers. In this highly industrial I age there is more opportunity than ever before in the SSy of the nation. That's "**^*j3£ tured on Winona's finest Super Market. Emit in October of 1946 Mr. Miller has enjoyed a fine business « the Super-Valu Market has been completely air conditioned ... for your comfort. The NO PARKING WORRIES AT MILLER'S No need to walk blocks . . . no need to carry heavy groceries . . . just drive your car into our spacious parking lot sjjd step into MILLER'S MARKET for easy, convenient grocery shopping. features of Miller's Super-Valu Market are:' service crocery department, the largest meat d e S S t to town, the only home bakery department "large adjoining parking lot, making your shopping profitable and convenient. Save Money Rent One of Our Frozen Food Lockers Trips to your Frozen Food Locker needn't be an expedition any more . . - they're as close as yoiir Favorite Super Market . . . MILLER'S . . . just pick op your Frown Foods when yon do your rrocery ihoppinr. Along with onr policy of keepinr the cost of living down, we «n yon your meat at wholesale, by the quarter or piece, cut H to your specifications, wrap ,it (for just » small per-pound fee), sharp freeie It perfectly before traniternnjr it to your very own locker. M I L L E R S U P E R - V A L U M A Home Owned

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