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 on Monday, May 23
What a surprise! Quinn Jore, 4th grader,
saw her great grandmother’s photograph on a display shelf.
WXOW-TV19 STORY (CLICK ON TO VIEW)
May 23, 2022
The History Center and Apple Museum are open Saturdays 10 to 2.
TO ARRANGE A GROUP TOUR, CONTACT US
507-895-1857 OR LAHS1857@GMAIL.COM
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)
GIVE US FEEDBACK: Click on BOONE
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
COMING SOON – Letters Home,
a downloadable exhibit
A community newsletter sent to service men and women from the area …
and letters they sent back to their hometown, La Crescent.