A snaphot of History

The Blue Earth County Historical Society more than 18,000 images in its collection. People and places from the past are remembered through images that have been donated to the Historical Society. More of our image collection can be found on The Minnesota Digital Library

Check out this cool new feature using BECHS historic images and present images thanks to the Bend of the River Photography Club!

New images added every week!

Red Jacket Bridge shortly after completion. Black and White ImageRed Jacket Bridge area in 2019. Color Image

Red Jacket Bridge

Minneopa Bridge across the falls in the 1930sMinneopa Bridge over the falls in 2018.

Minneopa Bridge

137 Lincoln Street in about 1905, sepia toned137 Lincoln Street from about 2017, color image

137 Lincoln Street, Mankato. Home to Jay Hubbard

Mankato Armory in Black and WhiteMankato Armory in color from 2018

Mankato Armory Building