Traces one of the worst blizzards that ever isolated the city, following the day-long rain that isolated the area. Includes two pages of snow and flood photographs from early 1951.
Photographs and text highlights R. D. Hubbard, his wives and children, and the extensive social life they enjoyed in their mansion.
The unoccupied creamery, United Methodist Church, and mailboxes still bearing the names of generations of owners gave evidence of the once-thriving village 12 miles south of Mankato. Gail Palmer, area rural teacher from 1930’s-1950’s faithfully details its history.
German immigrant Matthias Dehumacher and his wife Anna were the township’s first settlers in 1855, living first in an abode made of bark, later in a log house still occupied by family members in 1942.
Follows the progress of the village from 1856 to present, finding it still a “quiet, neighborly community” although it had grown in population from 350 to 1700 in 1990.
Two pages of well-known buildings and areas in Mankato are compared in photographs from 1902 to the present. They include Carnegie Public Library, Main Street Bridge, Post Office, First National Bank Building, Court House.
Burns follows the club on a “journey through a hundred years of cultural and social history,” citing examples of civic projects, and political activity, as well as the study of art and artists.
In this excerpt, Wiecking focuses on achievements in Blue Earth County that had changed peoples lives over the years. She cites the way people earned their living, new industries, transportation and communities, schools and churches, health and recreation.
Schrader points out that Al Ringling’s help from his uncle, Nicholas Julear in St. Clair was instrumental in the beginnings of the Ringling Brother’s Circus here in 1872. She also presents some rare area photographs from the 1880’s to 1908 that dealt with the circus and other local gatherings.
Marking the 136th anniversary of the fair, Schrader presents a brief history of words and photos from the Historical Society Collection