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This botanical specimen book (herbarium) was collected and curated by Sara Alice Ford in spring 1912 for a Botany I course taught by John M. Holzinger at the Winona Normal School in Winona, Minnesota. These plants were collected in the Witoka area. Sara Alice Ford Einhorn (1983-1992) grew up in the Witoka Area and attended Winona Normal School, graduating in 1912. She taught in the area rural schools (Boynton and Ridgeway) before marrying Clifford Einhorn. They lived in North Minneapolis before moving back to Winona in the 1940s.

Daughter of Kathryn Jeanette Einhorn Anderson who graduated from Winona Teachers' College in the 1930s. This specimen book was donated by granddaughter Mary Alice Anderson who graduated from Winona State College in 1969.

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Winona State University


Winona, Minnesota


Botanical Specimen, Herbarium, Botany, Plant Specimen, Plant Ecology, Botany in Minnesota, Botany Student Work, Alice Ford (1893-1992), Sara Alice Ford Einhorn (1893-1992), Winona Normal School, Teacher Education, Plants, Flowers, Seeds, John Michael Holzinger (1853-1929), Professor John M. Holzinger, Winona, Palezoic Plateau, Driftless Area




Botany | Life Sciences | Plant Biology | Plant Sciences | Science and Mathematics Education

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Requests to reproduce for educational purposes only are granted by the Winona State University’s Coordinator of the Special Collections. Please contact for more information.

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Winona State University

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Fiscal Sponsor

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Scanning Responsibility

Special acknowledgement to the Wisconsin State Herbarium and Mark Wetter for the use of their scanning equipment. Scanning performed by Darrell W. Krueger Library - Winona State University.

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Allison Quam

Botanical Specimens (Herbarium) by Alice Ford, 1912



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