Unique Mankato Stories


4 in stock

By Daniel J. Vance

Relive the forgotten and unique stories of Mankato, Minnesota. Subjects include: Moses Wickersham, Julia A. Sears, Bill Sandon’s Black Tigers, Maud Hart Lovelace, Peter Ferguson Sr., Sinclair Lewis, the Green Gables tornado, the death of Vice President Schuyler Colfax, and Presidential visits of Taft and Truman. These hidden gems span the first 100 years of Mankato history.

4 in stock




  • Moses in the Promised Land [Dr. Moses Wickersham]
  • Julia and the Broken Promise [Julia A. Sears, Mankato Normal School President]
  • Schuyler and the Cold [Former Vice-President Schuyler Colfax]
  • Maud, the Bench, and the Unwritten Book [author Maud Hart Lovelace]
  • Hello Bill and the Rain [President William Taft]
  • Sinclair and the Roads [Sinclair Lewis]
  • Bill and the Black Tigers [William Sandon and his traveling baseball team]
  • Pete, Sr., and Television [Peter Ferguson of Mankato Citizens Telephone Company]
  • Jiggs, Margaret, and the Golfers [1946 Green Gables Tornado]
  • Alben, Dewey, Harry and Emmet [Sen. Alben Barkley, Gov. Thomas Dewey, Pres. Harry Truman]

ISBN: 978-0-9790885-3-7
Published by: Blue Earth County Historical Society
Format: Paperback, B&W images, 187 pages, 9 x 7


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