Journey back in time as we explore Winona’s past through retro postcards from our collection. It’s fun to see these Minnesota landmarks through a vintage lens. Join us for a cute adventure in this quaint Mississippi River town!
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Nestled in the southeast corner of Minnesota lies the picturesque city of Winona, rich in history and culture. Founded in 1854, Winona has a storied past that has been preserved through the ages. One of the most fascinating ways to delve into the city’s history is through vintage postcards.
Long before Instagram, postcards were a popular means of bragging about where you had been. They were often sent by travelers to family and friends back home. In the early 1900s, postcards became more than just a way to keep in touch. They were a way to capture memories, document events, and showcase the beauty of the places they depicted. Winona was no exception.
Today, vintage postcards provide a glimpse into Winona’s past. Each postcard is a snapshot of a moment in time, frozen in history for us to explore and appreciate. In this blog article, we’ll take a visual tour of Winona’s past through vintage postcards. Join us as we explore some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and learn more about the people and events that shaped Winona’s rich history.
In conclusion, vintage postcards provide a unique window into the past, allowing us to appreciate the beauty, diversity, and history of Winona. They offer a tangible connection to our ancestors, and a sense of continuity and tradition that we can still relate to today. As we look back at the iconic landmarks, bustling streets, and charming neighborhoods of Winona, we are reminded of the city’s vibrant past and the people who made it what it is today. So, the next time you visit Winona, take a moment to appreciate the city’s rich heritage, and remember the stories that vintage postcards have to tell.
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About the Authors
Jack and Kitty Norton are Emmy Award winning travel experts. They have spent a lifetime on the road: as traveling musicians, documentary filmmakers and television producers. They now focus on writing for their travel blog (JackAndKitty.com) and making fun videos for their YouTube channel. Jack and Kitty offer travelers fun and quirky things to do in Minnesota, the Midwest and beyond. High school sweethearts turned married soulmates, the couple lives in the small college town of Winona, Minnesota and would love to have you over for some hotdish.