The writer gives a brief history of the brewing industry in the area and notes that few accounts exist of the profitable industry and advises readers that “sources differ in spelling the names of the owners ...”
Correlates the opening of the new Canterbury Downs with the forty years of horse racing enjoyed by the locals from the 1850’s to the 1890’s. Mankato’s horses had a “national reputation ... and many a race track,” as well as with “lovers of finely-bred horses at home.”
Relates the 1908 voyage of the steamboat Lorene on the Minnesota River from Mankato to New Ulm.
Stone, Director of Public Information at MSU, traces the society’s history from 1901 to 1938, citing major highlights from records.
Continues the survey of Mapleton and Sterling Township’s early settlement. Describes the trip to Minnesota from Wisconsin in 1856 and the hardships of pioneer life.
Explores why and how a large group of New Yorkers with Scottish and English surnames immigrated to the wilds of southern Minnesota in 1856.
Thorough research documents 85 years of making lime, a “mortar material used by stone masons and bricklayers.” Beginning in 1853, the industry flourished but began to decline when Portland cement became available, and finally closed its doors in 1939.
Centuries of swaddling a baby for protection did not cease even when multiple layers of clothing became the norm in the early 20th century.
Fondly recalls the rural school district as a one-room schoolhouse back in 1937, and its role as a center of community activities. Features the unusual and enchanting annual holiday program.
Four early organizations are formed for specific civic purposes; of the four, three are still “alive and well.”