In this photo, sixth graders hear from “Daniel Sinclair” (played by Lee Gundersheimer), for whom the park on the 300 block of East Broadway — also known as the Purple Dinosaur Park — is named. Sinclair, a staunch Republican, was a former newspaper editor and postmaster. He received one of 306 medals commissioned by former President Ulysses S. Grant to be given to friends and supporters who were loyal to him.

WMS 6th graders enjoy Cemetery Walk; encore performances Nov. 3


The entire sixth-grade class at Winona Middle School took part in the Voices from the Past Cemetery Walk on Friday morning at Woodlawn Cemetery.

The annual event is presented by the Winona County Historical Society and benefits both the society and Woodlawn Cemetery. Actors portray influential people in Winona’s past, many of whom are buried in the cemetery.

This year’s theme is parks. Students heard stories about the people behind the parks, be it someone who was instrumental in establishing them or those who the city honored by naming a park after them.

There will be encore performances of the walk on Sunday, November 3, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Winona County History Center.


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