Mankato’s Lincoln Park once held a memorial fountain surrounded by monuments in memory of Blue Earth County soldiers who served in the Civil War. Norland gives details of the erection in 1892 and its dedication on Memorial Day, 1893.
Focuses on the honorees of the 1995 Annual Heritage Family Dinner sponsored by BECHS. Active in the Amboy area since 1898, the Dethloffs are traced in word and picture through a century of involvement in church and community.
This edition is dedicated to “all the people who have worked to make Lake Crystal the town it is today.” Photographs and texts focus on “Early Citizens,” “A Progressive Community,” and “125th Anniversary Events.”
Reprinted from July 1923 edition of the Free Press, Boyington interviewed many of the farmers along Routes 41 and 1 during a midsummer drought. The article paints a vivid picture of lives of various farmers along the two routes, with many names still well known in the area.
Highlights the lives of this “family of achievers” from father H.R. Wiecking and mother Emma (Kerndt) and their five illustrious offspring. Daughter Anna, for whom (along with sister Emma) MSU’s Wiecking Center was named, points out how parents and teachers “influence children for good...when some of the ideals that make our country great have been submerged.”
Surveys history of the club from 1963 to 1994, citing flowers and herbs that grow well in the Carriage House garden and were common during Victorian Times.
Surveys growth of the village of Eagle Lake from its beginnings in 1856 to a total population of 1703 in 1990. Originally five miles east of Mankato, today the “quiet neighborly community” lies less than three miles away.
Following a brief resume of the life of General George W. Meade, the article traces the life and career of the Colonel W. Mead, from his birth in Ohio in 1845 to his death in Mankato in 1928.
Colorful turn-of-the century Mankato car dealer is profiled, beginning with his participation in youthful pranks (firing off the curve was common in Lincoln Park, amazing 36 arrests for speeding), then taking him through his years in the auto business where he also raced cars for fun.
Nostalgic look at venerable trains, some at work and some housed at the Hubbard Mill Yard and the Omaha Roundhouse. These steam trains, more than forty years old, still “pound the rails” hauling freight and making local passenger runs (as of 1993).