Cigar Making

Inella Burns
Issue Date: 
November 1986

At the peak of the local industry’s 85-year existence, Blue Earth County had thirty cigar manufacturers. The author follows its history in Mankato, Mapleton, Lake Crystal, Madison Lake, and Good Thunder.

Key Word Search Terms: 
Mankato City and Blue Earth County Directory, Mankato Cigar Company, Archard, Totten, Schildknecht, Clifton Herbst, Wiecking, Margarita Cigar Factory, Lime Kiln Club, Flittie, Patterson Wholesale, Bienapfel, Timmerman, Pfeiffer, Bauer, Raithle, Hampl, Hensel, Rorman, Swanson, Sdeed, Crystal Cigar, Evans