Horse Racing: The Early Years in Blue Earth County

Author: 
Inella Burns
Issue Date: 
July 1985

Correlates the opening of the new Canterbury Downs with the forty years of horse racing enjoyed by the locals from the 1850’s to the 1890’s. Mankato’s horses had a “national reputation ... and many a race track,” as well as with “lovers of finely-bred horses at home.”

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Anderson, Curryer, Pay, Spornitz, Mankato Independent, Germania Park, Dan Patch, Lake Crystal, McLaughlin, Swenson, Sibley Park, Halstead, Himmelman, Saulpaugh, Davis, Pond, Mankato Review, Mankato Free Press, Piper, Thro, Dodd, Mickelson
Decade: 
1980-1989