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Steamers on the Tributaries of the Mississippi

Steamers on the Tributaries of the Mississippi | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
In August 1858, Hölzlhuber traveled up the St. Croix River to Stillwater, Minnesota, on the steamship <i>Winona</i>. He noted the upper Mississippi's tributaries were too narrow to admit steamships with two sidewheels. At Stillwater he marveled at the large sawmills loading lumber for shipment downriver. Here the single-smokestack <i>Winona</i> threads its way between high fir-covered bluffs.   Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
DESCRIPTION
In August 1858, Hölzlhuber traveled up the St. Croix River to Stillwater, Minnesota, on the steamship Winona. He noted the upper Mississippi's tributaries were too narrow to admit steamships with two sidewheels. At Stillwater he marveled at the large sawmills loading lumber for shipment downriver. Here the single-smokestack Winona threads its way between high fir-covered bluffs. Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1864
Creation Date: 1858
Creator Name:Hölzlhuber, Franz, 1826-1898
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State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Franz Hölzlhuber, 1826-1898 : Sketches and associated materials, 1856-1860, 1959
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:PH 3131.19
Original Dimensions:8 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is one of forty-two watercolor drawings from a sketchbook by Holzlhuber, documenting his trip to the U.S., especially to Wisconsin and Canada in 1856-1860.
SUBJECTS
Landforms
Flags
Paddle steamers
Mississippi River
Shorelines

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