In 1905, the largest funeral ever held at the Sterling Church near the Maple River was for Garren, a former slave who had lived in the area since the Civil War days. “A common man, he learned respect in disrespectful times.”
Cummings, born in Vermont, settled in Blue Earth County in 1853 and filled many County offices from 1856 through 1858. In December 1859, he concocted a false story of John Brown’s rescue at Harper’s Ferry, which was printed in the Mankato Record. In 1861, became a sergeant for the Minnesota Sharp Shooters, but after moving to Washington, DC, he criticized its officers. Cummings ended his checkered career as a medical doctor. He left his mark here with the “Cummings Addition to Mankato.”
Traces the history of the school from 1864 to 1988.
Continues the survey of historical houses and the importance of preservation.
In the April 1990 issue of Preservation News, diValmarana defines the term “historic house” as used in America and why and how such structures can and should be preserved.
Using excerpts from her article in February 1989’s Preservation News, the author continues to point out more resources available to the owner(s) of a previously occupied house in searching out its history.
First of two articles reprinted from February 1989’s issue of Preservation News, the monthly newspaper of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The new owner(s) of a previously owned home are given many resources to consult in their quest for information.
Encourages preservation of, and visits to, both local and national sites of historic significance. Notes the more than 1,200 historic districts that help preserve our heritage.
Continues the stagecoach history from 1864 to the 1870’s, pointing out that the stage lines were still important even after railroads became prominent.
Points out the importance of the stagecoach in early Blue Earth County when water navigation was not available. Traces the routes and stage lines form 1853 to 1864.