FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION:
WHERE CAN I FIND GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARLY HISTORY OF THIS AREA?
ONLINE, IN GOOGLE BOOKS
The History of Houston County 1882 (547 pages)
The History of Houston County 1919 (1,345 pages)
Each edition is available in PDF (portable document format) with sections by town.
Hint: To find a specific person or business:
1) open one of the volumes;
2) click and hold Ctrl and type F;
3) enter the person’s name in the box.
La Crescent History Center & Apple Museum
OPEN APPLEFEST SATURDAY Noon – 4
SEPT 9 & 16 AND OCT 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2-6 pm
FOR TOUR INFORMATION AT EXPLORE LA CROSSE, CLICK ON
Bluff to Bluff Trolley Tours
THE LA CRESCENT HISTORY CENTER
& APPLE MUSEUM
OPEN SATURDAYS Noon – 4 pm
Stroll through the displays in the house
Visit the Apple Museum in the big red shed
THANKS TO A GRANT FROM THE ARLIN FALCK FOUNDATION,
WE ENCLOSED THE PORCH ON THE BACK OF THE HOUSE,
A MUCH-NEEDED UPDATE THAT GIVES US MORE DISPLAY SPACE !!
NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD
Newsletters from the Community in World War II
Sent to Local Men and Women in Military Service
Letters Those Men and Women Wrote Home
Click on WWII Letters Home at the top of this page
June 16, 1832
Nathan Boone and his survey crew
reach the area that is now La Crescent
This is a transcription from Boone’s original field notes.
The field notes are in the National Archives.
Click on 1832 LAND SURVEY at the top of this page to learn more
LA CRESCENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4TH GRADE CLASSES AND THEIR TEACHERS
FOR VISITING in 2022
What a surprise! Quinn Jore, 4th grader,
saw her great grandmother’s photograph on a display shelf.
WXOW-TV19 STORY (CLICK ON TO VIEW)
IN MEMORY OF
Gordon M. Fay 1924-2022
La Crescent native
Past Recipient of the Historical Society’s Heritage Award
His heart never left La Crescent
THANK YOU for supporting our participation in We Are Water MN
Click to download: We are Water Map
For More About We Are Water MN: http://winonahistorical.org/wearewater
MARKING A SIGNIFICANT EVENT IN HISTORY
Nathan Boone’s land survey
of the Neutral Ground in 1832
Along the Wagon Wheel Trail, south Shore Acres Road (above)
and along Skunk Hollow Road
LEARN MORE: Click on 1832 LAND SURVEY (top of this page)
Gratitude to Our Boone Project Partners
City of La Crescent
La Crescent Public Library
La Crescent Township
The project was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Don Borcherding, a licensed professional surveyor with 45 years’ experience in land surveying, survey research, and survey history
Gwen Westerman, a scholar of Dakota history and language and a professor in English at Minnesota State University, Mankato