Image from page 107 of “The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minne
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Title: The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota. A guide to the lakes and rivers, to the plains and mountains, to the resorts of birds, game animals and fishes; and hints for the commercial traveler, the theatre manager, the land hunter and the emigrant
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago & North-Western Railway Co.
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miles from the city of La Crosse,to which stages run twice daily, connecting withboth our passenger trains. A stage also runs fromhere via Melrose to Black River Falls, three timeseach week. Considerable lumbering is carried on at 98 The North and West Illustrated. this station. From this point a line of railroad isbeing built into La Crosse, and soon we shall haveour through trains running into that enterprisingcity. Midway, 273 miles from Chicago. New Amster-dam, 4 miles distant, McGilroys Ferry, 5 miles,Gales Ferry, and Stevenstown, 5miles, are tributa-ry. La Crosse, 8 miles distant, is reached by stage. Trempealeau, 284 miles from Chicago, is inTrempealeau county, (a large but not densely pop-ulated county,) 7 miles from Galesville, the cap-ital of the county, and has 600 inhabitants. PineCreek, 291 miles, Marshland, 292 miles, andBluff1 Side, 295 miles from Chicago, are new sta-tions. We have now reached the Mississippi river,and will cross it on a fine bridge, built at a cost of
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W. S. Ingrahams Gold Fish Pond, Waukegan, III.—page 105 0,000 by the Chicago & North-Western RailwayCo., and at 297 miles from Chicago reach Winona. This city of 11,000 persons, is the cap-ital of Winona county, Minn., which was organizedin 1854, and has 28,000 inhabitants. Lake Winonaadjoins the city limits, and in an early day was sonoted for its game, that its surroundings were named Prairie aux Isle, or Prairie of Winged Fowl.1Some years after it was named Wabasha Prairie,after the Sioux chief of that name, whose tribe formany generations made this location its home. Thecounty is quite famous for its trout streams. Thecity of Winona is the largest and most important commercial city in Southern Minnesota, and thethird in point of population in the State, and is sit-uated on a beautiful level prairie, on the west bankof the Mississippi river. The first white settlementmade in this place was in 1851. Winona is noted for the natural beauty of its site ;for its healthfulness ;
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