South Bend Township

Jane Engh
Issue Date: 
Winter 2008

History of South Bend community is traced from its origin in 1853, through the arrival of the Welsh settlers, growth to a thriving town which rivalled Mankato, and decline. Origins of Minneopa Park are traced, as well as its development.

Key Word Search Terms: 
Minneopa Falls. Post Office. Minnesota River bend. D.C. Evans. Clarion. Humbertson. Lyons. Mathews. Richard Davies. H.T. Yeatman. Pioneer. Blue Earth river. Railroad. Crystal Lake. Miner Porter. County fair. Excursion. Grasshoppers. Ezra Gates. WPA.