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Minnesota River Steamboating. . Following the usual pattern of river town development, steamboating was essential for Mankato, from its founding in 1852 until the arrival of the first railroad in 1868. During the heyday of steamboating at Mankato…
Dedicated to all who Served
Those who Died
This Park is named in honor of Ray Erlandson, and through him, all the men and women who have served the citizens of the City of Mankato as firefighters promoting and preserving the public's safety. Ray Erlandson served as a City of Mankato firefi…
In Honor of ThoseWho Served in theKorean War1950 - 1953Died 54,246Wounded 103,284MIA 8,177
When the Second Battle of New Ulm ended on the morning of August 24, 1862, the city lay nearly in ruins. Fearing that it would surely fall if attacked again, Colonel Charles Flandrau ordered the entire city to evacuate. The next day more than 2,00…
This area (Bunker Hill) once served as a Civil War recruitment center, but this was not the primary reason for its acquisition. The Mankato City Council purchased approximately 10.2 acres at 150 dollars an acre on October 15, 1874, with the intent…
"Who says we cannot build railroads in the winter?" asked the Mankato Weekly Union on December 10, 1869, in an article announcing that the tracks of the St. Paul & Sioux City Railroad had reached the new town of Lake Crystal.
The decision of t…
In Honor ofUnion Veterans ofthe Civil War
Erected by the City of Mankatofor Alexander Wilkin Post No. 19Department of MinnesotaGrand Army of the Republic
Built in 1857 in Mankato Township and was moved to this site, which was once the site of the fur trading post of Henry H. Sibley by the Blue Earth County Historical Society in 1931.
The Lorin & Lulu Cray Homewas given to theYoung Women's Christian Associationfor the women and girls ofMankato and vicinitybyJudge and Mrs. Lorin Cray1927This property has beenplaced on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDep…