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Mankato in Blue Earth County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Minnesota River Steamboating

 
 
Minnesota River Steamboating marker image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, September 14, 2016
1. Minnesota River Steamboating marker
Inscription.  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, boats based at St. Paul carried settlers and provisions upstream. Down river boats usually transported wheat and passengers.

The Anthony Wayne Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution dedicates this plaque in observance of their 100 years of service to the nation, September 18, 1999.
 
Erected 1999 by Anthony Wayne Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 44° 10.094′ N, 94° 0.217′ W. Marker is in Mankato, Minnesota, in Blue Earth County. On the Minnesota River Trail, accessible from the intersection of Main St. and Riverfront Dr. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mankato MN 56001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least

Overlook with marker on small pedestal image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, September 14, 2016
2. Overlook with marker on small pedestal
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Dakota (Sioux) Memorial – 1862 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sinclair Lewis House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Park / Fourth Street Route Depot Grounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ho-Chunk / Winnebago (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lorin & Lulu Cray Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hubbard House (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mankato.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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