Detailed account of the tribe’s tenure in the county from 1855-1863, including its forced relocation to various areas by the U.S. Government. Continues with troubles dealing with the Winnebago Agency and Congress and the tribe’s final relocation to Nebraska in spite of repealed treaties.
2002 was the year of the Mankato Area Sesquicentennial Celebration, honoring the early settlers, and the vitality of today’s Mankato area with many special events. Eagle Lake celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2002, and Mapleton, Amboy, and Rapidan will celebrate in 2003 and 2004.
The Mankato Weekly Record of July 5, 1859, offered this extensive survey of county settlement from 1852-1859. Many persons and topics of various communities are covered, giving a wealth of information and interest to today’s writers and researchers.
Traces the history of the oldest existing cemetery in the Mankato area and the early pioneers who settled South Bend Township. Explores the growth of the cemetery and those who were connected to it over the years.
Extensive history of the Rapidan Dam area, from 1854 to 1939, big in the days of the Winnebago Indians, continuing through flour and grist mills to water power and the present hydroelectric plant.
Surveys highlights of the Society’s first century, giving valuable information about its mission, activities, and challenges in collecting and sharing the history of Blue Earth County.
Traces the Scottish winter sport of curling, brought to America by immigrants and first played in Minnesota in 1956. Each year, the fast-growing sport had up to 200 curlers in Mapleton alone. Ever 10 years, Scottish teams come here to curl.
Complete story of the venerable store from its beginnings in 1868 to its demise in the 1990s. A paper written in 1922 details the wonders of Brett’s four floors of fine merchandise and shopper comforts. The article ends with possible plans for re-use of the building at the present.
The final installment of the series surveying the town’s secondary schools that focuses on their strengths and differences.
Highlights the parochial and private high schools, both past and present, giving their history, philosophy and advantages.