1890s Upper Mississippi River photographs


1890s Upper Mississippi River photographs



Set of 20 black and white photographs in envelope labeled "Copies of B/W river photos from 1890's." Images show Wisconsin and Minnesota cities, river docks, boat construction, bridges and bridge construction, and river views of various river port cities in the 1890s. Complete caption index below. Prints dated 25 Mar 1983. Part of the Cal R. Fremling collection. Photograph index: - C.B.&W.R.R. Bridge at Winona, Minn. 1891. - From bluffs at Read's Landing, Minn. Looking down stream. 1885. - Trempealeau, Wis. 1885. - Raftboat in construction (Kahlke Bros Boatyard, Rock Island, Ill.) - [?] Steamlaunch "Elsie" towing brush. 1889. - Cutting brush and making fascines. 1891. - Minneiska, Minn. 1889. - Dakota, Minn. 1891. - Mouth of Chippewa River. 1885. - Alma, Wis. - Wagon Bridge at Winona, Minn. 1892. - Wagon Bridge at La Crosse, Wis. 1891. - Wingdams below Winona, Minn. 1889. - From bluffs at Fountain City, Wis. looking up stream. 1885. - Ad for photograph views of the Mississippi River printed by H. Bosse - Construction of Rock & Brush wingdam. L.W. 1891. - From Quarry above Read's Landing looking down stream. 1889. - Dresbach, Minn. 1891. - Fountain City, Wis. 1891. - Boatyard at Wabasha, Minn. 1890.

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Winona, Minnesota


Mississippi River; Construction; Boat Building; Boat; Boating; River boats; Dresbach (Minn.); Dresbach, Minnesota; Fountain City, Wisconsin; Fountain City; Alma, Wisconsin; Alma; Wabasha (Minn.); Wabasha; Reads Landing; Reads Landing (Minn.); History.


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Requests to reproduce this image must be granted by the Winona County Historical Society.

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Winona County History Center-Armory Museum

1890s Upper Mississippi River photographs