Garvin Heights

Garvin Heights (HM12IS)

Location: Winona, MN 55987 Winona County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 2.069', W 91° 39.085'

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The city 575 feet below this bluff was founded in 1851 by Captain Orrin Smith on the site of ?Keoxah' the village of Sioux Indian Chief Wapasha and his band. First called Wabasha's Prairie, it was later named Winona — from the Sioux word ?Wenohan', meaning first-born daughter. Probably the first explorer to pass this way was Father Louis Hennepin, who arrived in 1680.

Situated on the mighty Mississippi, Winona became a lumber-producing and wheat exporting center during the nineteenth century.

This park was developed and donated for public use in 1922 by Herbert C. Garvin, prominent Winona citizen.
HM NumberHM12IS
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 608059 N 4876586
Decimal Degrees44.03448333, -91.65141667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 2.069', W 91° 39.085'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 2' 4.14" N, 91° 39' 5.10" W
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Area Code(s)507
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 886-898 High Rd, Winona MN 55987, US
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