The county was both excited and cautious when the “snorting iron horse” first rolled into Mankato in 1868 and grew into a county network of rail lines by 1907.
This mountain climber was obsessed with reaching the heights since she first climbed the windmills on her grandmother’s farm. After becoming the “first woman professional mountain guide in the national park system,” Alma championed the role of women in the labor force.
Author uses knowledge gained while teaching in the Beauford area over many years to pen a short but comprehensive history of local people, places and events.
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.
Follows the life and career of George M. Palmer from his humble beginnings to President of the Hubbard Milling Company. Continues with his deep involvement in various civic and church organizations. Lists his descendents to date.
Continues the survey of small-town lodgings from1855 to the 1930’s. Early establishments and proprietors are discussed.
Traces many local lodging houses from1852 to 1930, giving informative details about meals, accommodations, and changes of ownership.
Ethno-historian Scullin draws from his articles on the time period, various Indian groups, settlements and food gathering, and other forms of lifestyles throughout 10,000 years of habitation in North America.
A long-time resident and high school teacher continues her exploration of the vital purveyors of merchandise in a typical small town.
Retired English teacher Fitzsimmons surveys early businesses that supplied goods pioneers were unable to produce. Fascinating details enliven this first of two articles.