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History of Blue Earth County

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History of Blue Earth County

and biographies of its leading citizens

  • by Thomas Hughes,1854 - 1934
  • published by Middle West Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1901

Available online at these locations:

Table of Contents

*Index follows table of contents

Chapter I. Blue Earth County — Aboriginal Days

Chapter II. Indian Legends of Blue Earth County

Chapter III. French Explorers — LeSueur and His Copper Discovery — Indian Wars

Chapter IV. Explorations at Carver, Long, Featherstonhaugh and Others — First Steamboat Excursions on the Minnesota

Chapter V. First Settlement in Blue Earth County

Chapter VI. Events in Mankato in the Summer of 1852

Chapter VII. Blue Earth County Created— Its Prior Political History

Chapter VIII. Loss of Territory — Winnebago Reservation — Events of 1855

Chapter IX. The Mapleton and Welsh Colonies — and Other Seltlements of 1856

Chapter X. The Inkpadutah Massacre of 1857

Chapter XI. Events of 1858 — The Five Million Loan Bill — Division of County into Townships

Chapter XII. Events of 1860 and 1861— Beginning of the Civil War and First Enlistments

Chapter XIII. The Great Sioux Massacre of 1802 — The Mankato and South Bend Companies at New Ulm

Chapter XIV. "Mankato Home Guards" — Surrender and Trial of the Indians — The Hanging at Mankato

Chapter XV. Legislative Aid for Settlers— Events of 1863 and 1864

Chapter XVI. Closing Events of 1864 — Murder of the Jewett Family

Chapter XVII. Events in Blue Earth County After 1865 Peace Reigns, Wheels of Progress put in Motion — First Railway

Chapter XVIII. Events of Early Seventies — "Winona and Wells Railways Reach Mankato

Chapter XIX. The Grasshoppers— Events of 1876-7— The Winter of 1881-2 and the Big Flood

Chapter XX. History of Minnesota Valley — Events of 1884-6 — Building of the Court House

Chapter XXI. Cannon Valley Railway — The Alliance Movement — Government Building at Mankato

Chapter XXII. Events of 1893 to 1898— Chinch Bugs and Drouth— The Spanish War

Chapter XXIII. Mankato's Golden Jubilee — Recent Events — The Conclusion

Chapter XXIV. Township Histories—

Beauford Township
Butternut Valley Township
Cambria Township
Cereeco Township
Danville Township
Decoria Township
Garden City Township
Jamestown Township
Judson Township
Le Ray Township
Lime Township
Lincoln Township
Lyra Township
Mankato Township
Mapleton Township
McPherson Township
Medo Township
Pleasant Mound Township
Rapidan Township
Shelby Township
South Bend Township
Sterling Township
Vernon Center Township

Legislative Members

District Judges

County Officers

Population of Blue Earth County for Ten Census Years

Public Charity

Bridges of Blue Earth County

School Statistics



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