Lebanese Immigration to Mankato

Author: 
E. Winston Grundmeier
Issue Date: 
Winter 2005

The first Lebanese immigrants to the Mankato area arrived in 1890, they continue to arrive to this day. Like most immigrants they came to escape the severe economics hardships the encountered in the homeland. They went on to establish their home and many successful business in the area.

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Decade: 
2000-2009