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.
Geologic, cultural and economic history of Indian Creek area. Description of changes in natural features as the process of development affects a wildlife habitat. Flooding effects on land use and the process of land reclamation by dike building. Preservation of habitat by forming Rasmussen Woods Nature Area and Indian Lake Conservation Area.
Account is made of the many mills which have existed in Blue Earth County, the largest of which are described in detail of construction materials, dimensions, period of operation, type of mill (wind, steam and water). and use of the mill (saw, cane and grist). The fate of all these mills is presented.
Articles of clothing and accessories provide insight into when and where people lived, their occupation, how they spent their leisure time, their social status and what organizations they belonged to. Examples include a wedding cape from 1893, a dance dress from 1925, quilts from the 1890s and 1900s, a shawl worn by a member of the Jewett family in 1865.
Details the research process used to solve the mystery of the Sumner Hill wall.
An overview of the life and career of A. A. Anderson, a photoengraver and commerical painting whose work tells a story of the people, places and landscape in and around Mankato.
This article deals with literary writers, writings and activities that fit this standard: More or less connected to Blue Earth County.
Explains some of the motivators behind New Englanders immigration from the places their ancestors had lived for generations and the migration routes that they took to get to what is now Minnesota. R. D. Hubbard was one of these adventurers who took a zigzag path to arrive in Mankato in 1870.
The immigrants from Greece left a homeland that, thought free of oppression, was hardly wealthy and could not support a large population. The first Greek family arrived here in 1856 but the majority arrived in the early 1900s. While many of these family simply pass through, others made significant contributions to the growth of Mankato over the years.
Blue Earth County women have been serving with the military since the Civil War. During that time many women have served. This article deals with our Civil War veteran as well as some women who served in both the First and Second World Wars.