Documentary History of American Water-works

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Northwestern States
Minnesota Winona

Winona, Minnesota

Winona was incorporated as a .city in 1857.

The city of Winona built water works for fire protection in 1876, connecting pumps in mills with a system of pipes through the business district.  A larger system was built and began service in December 1882 with a standpipe 4 feet in diameter and 225 feet high.  Both systems were designed and built by George C. Morgan of Chicago.

Water is supplied by the city of  Winona.


References
1873 An act to authorize the city of Winona to issue bonds to aid in the construction of water works, February 23, 1873

1877 An act to authorize the city of Winona to issue bonds to pay for waterworks in said city, February 15, 1877.

1881 An act to authorize the city of Winona to issue bonds for water works, November 4, 1881

1881 An act to authorize the city of Winona to construct and operate water works in said city and to occupy certainly public grounds therefore.  November 12, 1881

1882 Winona, Engineering News, 9:198 (June 17, 1882)

1883 History of Winona County
Pages 853-863:  Water-Works Department. | pdf |

1884 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. January 1884

1887 An act to authorize the city of Winona to issue bonds for the purpose of funding certain water bonds now outstanding, February 10, 1887

1888 "Winona," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1889 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. August 1889

1890 "Winona," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 An act to authorize the city of Winona to issue bonds for water works, February 27, 1891

1891 "Winona," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1894 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. 1894

1897 "Winona," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

1917 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. 1917

1949 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. 1949

Winona City water works records, 1893-1937, are held by the Minnesota Historical Society



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