Recounts the sometimes futile efforts to control the insect infestation that devastated Blue Earth County for four long years. As the plague continued, much of Minnesota was affected; measures to control the plague included a state-wide day of prayer proclaimed by the governor.
Continues her survey of area “purveyors of news” from 1891 to present, citing many long-gone newspapers as well as those still dedicated to bringing county residents global and local events.
Chronicles the rise and fall of many of the 40+ newspapers that appeared “to inform, educate and influence county residents during the last half of the 1800’s.” This and a second article commemorate the bicentennial of Freedom of the Press.
Celebrates preservationists for their roles in identifying and preserving national and local properties of value and significance.
In his second return to his boyhood surroundings, the author focuses on the one-room school where he attended grades 1-8.
Adapting an article from his book, As the Twig Is Bent, the author spins a fond tale of the village people, places, and activities he remembers from his early boyhood.
Traces the village’s holiday celebrations from 1892 to the present, citing many events, locales, and names of townspeople who combine to make it into a “five-day extravaganza that attracts up to 5,000 people.”
At the peak of the local industry’s 85-year existence, Blue Earth County had thirty cigar manufacturers. The author follows its history in Mankato, Mapleton, Lake Crystal, Madison Lake, and Good Thunder.
The author, a granddaughter of pioneer settlers in the area, follows the history of “small potatoes” from 1855 to the present, including four photographs and a township map.
Peruses the 1885-86 Mankato City Directory to note the educational and employment opportunities and special events available to residents of the time.