Birdseye view of Mankato, Minnesota (1870)

A. Ruger's Birdseye map of Mankato, Minnesota in 1870.

Birdseye view of Mankato, Minnesota
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Date: 1870
Author: A. Ruger
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Al Ruger depicts Mankato, Minnesota [gmap] as a busy riverport on the Minnesota River. All types of riverine activities are happening. Steamboats and pole-boats of all shapes and sizes; and what appears to be a tethered ferry?

Mankato lays claim to some part of the biography of Sinclair Lewis; though to be fair, a lot of places seem to (and with good reason).

For more maps and images from this period in the region's history, visit the Minnesota Historical Society.



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