Curling in Blue Earth County

Matt Helen
Issue Date: 
Summer 2001

Traces the Scottish winter sport of curling, brought to America by immigrants and first played in Minnesota in 1956. Each year, the fast-growing sport had up to 200 curlers in Mapleton alone. Ever 10 years, Scottish teams come here to curl.

Key Word Search Terms: 
Mapleton, bonspiel, Maple River Burns Club, Dodds, Ellis, Caledonian Curling Club, Mankato, Beauford, Winnebago, Sterling, Osteboe restaurant, Morrow, Krost, Show, Duncanson, Sharp, Solie, Iron Range