112 stone structures documented by historic preservation commission

The Winneshiek County Historic Preservation Commission (WCHPC) recently completed a reconnaissance survey of known stone structures within Winneshiek County. 

The Winneshiek County Historic Preservation Commission (WCHPC) recently completed a reconnaissance survey of known stone structures within Winneshiek County. 
Shay Gooder from Bear Creek Archeology served as the principal author for the survey. 
In the past decade, a number of stone structures have been razed or allowed to deteriorate. The commission understands that not all stone structures can be saved from destruction, but a survey will alert the public to the role they played in our county development and history. The Commission believes the impact from this survey will result in increasing visitors to our community. The survey will be available to the public through the commission’s website and a hard copy will be provided to the Winneshiek County Historical Society’s Heritage Center. 
This report reflects the findings of the reconnaissance survey of stone structures in Winneshiek County. The survey documented 112 stone structures and completed 10 Iowa Site Inventory Forms. The commission would like to thank all those property owners who participated in the survey. Grant funds provided for the hiring of Bear Creek Archeology to conduct the survey, Zelda Productions to do the design and layout work, and Johnson Printing to produce the booklet. The Winneshiek County Historic Preservation Commission would like to thank the Winneshiek County Historical Society for their assistance in developing a list of potential stone structure sites for the survey. 
The Winneshiek County Historic Preservation Commission would like to thank the following individuals, businesses and organizations that provided the necessary funds for the survey: Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors, Depot Outlet, Inc. Winneshiek County Development and Tourism, Winneshiek County Community Foundation, Hotel/Motel Marketing Committee, Decorah Bank and Trust, Viking State Bank, Edgar and Joyce Epperly, Decorah Walmart, Steve Johnson and Winneshiek County Historic Preservation Commission. 
The Winneshiek County Historic Preservation Commission is a county organization created in 1985 to promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through the recognition, enhancement, and perpetuation of sites and districts of historical and cultural significance. 

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