The Railroad Comes to Blue Earth County

Inella Burns
Issue Date: 
June 1988

Hilarious details spice this story of the construction, dedication and excursion to St. Paul to celebrate 1868’s new form of transportation in the area.

Key Word Search Terms: 
Minnesota Valley Railway, “The Shakopee” and “The Mankato,” Red Jacket and Farmers’ Mills, Mankato Cornet Band, Wiswell, Sibley, Ramsay, Fowler, Clifton House, Drake, Normal School