The Blue Earth County Diner’s Club has been visiting restranuts around the county. The author was given us an overview, some history and pictures of some of the restaurants the club has already visited and includes information on others that they have not yet had a chance to visit or which no longer exist.
There are 178 Century Farms in Blue Earth County. This article focuses on the Madsen, Tronvold, Barsch, Strobel and Will farms. It includes a brief history and photographs of each of these farms. It also includes a complete listing of all of the families in Blue Earth County whose farms have been designed Century Farms.
The first Lebanese immigrants to the Mankato area arrived in 1890, they continue to arrive to this day. Like most immigrants they came to escape the severe economics hardships the encountered in the homeland. They went on to establish their home and many successful business in the area.
The story of the "ghost" in the Yaeger schoolhouse in 1897.
Gives the history of several well known resorts in Madison Lake including Point Pleasaant, Prospect Park, Fair Point and Coponaning
Members of the Andrews family began their professional musical careers in 1876 as the Andrews Swiss Bell Ringers and in 1884 became the Andrews Family Opera Company, The Opera Company continued performing until 1901. Their travels took them from Philadelphia to Albequerque. After the grou pdisbanded, some of the family continued their individual professional careers into the 1930s and 40s.
Sometime between 1000 and 1100 AD a group of people settled along the Minnesota River downstream from present town of Cambria and remained there until about 1300 AD This article gives an overview of the archaeology research done, in 1974 and 1975, at two sites in the Cambria area which these peoples occupied.
A brief biography of the architect from the remarkable escape from Indiana at the age of three (in 1862) through his career of designing “half the buildings in Mankato.” Smith, the great-nephew of Schippel’s niece, based his article on family lore, local interviews, and archival sources, tracing many area buildings from 1890 to 1916.
Traces the history of the gardens from 1976 to present, emphasizing the role played by the Twilight Garden Club in its care and appearance. Herbst gives a fine analysis of “not only the how but the why of garden creation,” quoting extensively from recent Horticulture issues.
The article, based on short features that appeared in the Mankato Free Press in 1934, details how several local business and professional men began their careers. It also focuses on a few women who achieved local fame in various fields during the first half of the 20th century.