MN History Quiz: What was the city of Winona's original name?


On Nov. 15, 1851, the city of Winona was founded by steamboat captain Orrin Smith(below). Its' original name: Montezuma. Within two years of its founding, Winona was a full-fledged river town with a population of 300.

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