Tombstones of Blue Earth County

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
LocationBlue Earth County Historical Society History Center located at 424 Warren Street in Mankato

“Tombstones of Blue Earth County” stems from one of our photography club assignments, (of the same title). Seeing the results instills an understanding of what some of the early inhabitants of our county endured. Women sometimes died very young during childbirth, or babies and young children passed during the early years of their lives were hard and sad times for families settling our area. Many of the tombstones photographed suffer from years of neglect, after the families of those interred passed away or moved to another part of the country. In some cases, even the cemetery itself appears to have been forgotten, overgrown with weeds and brush and slowly returning back to nature. Many of these photos will give the viewer a sense of what the family of those buried beneath the stones felt as the markers were placed over their lost loved one.

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