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Photo courtesy Maud Hart Lovelace’s Deep Valley by Julie A. Schrader - The Saulpaugh Hotel was located where the City Center Hotel sits today. This photograph shows the main entrance to the hotel as it faces South Front Street with Main Street in the foreground, circa 1925. Originally there was an entrance on the Union Depot and Minnesota River side of the hotel. At that time most patrons arrived by steamboat or railroad. The image was taken from approximately where the south entrance of the Blue Earth County Library sits today. The current City Center Hotel ramp sits where South Front Street met Main Street.

The Grand Old Saulpaugh Hotel

The Saulpaugh Hotel was, from its construction in 1888 until its close in 1964, one of the grand buildings of old Mankato
Photo Courtesy of Photo Associates - Art Fleming owner/photographer - Elks Lodge and Ben Pay Hotel at the corner of Hickory and Second Streets

ARTchitecture – The Elks Lodge

The Elks Lodge in Mankato, located at the corner of Hickory and 2nd Streets was a grand structure from the time it was built in 1911 to the time it burned in 1977
Mount Kilimanjaro and its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania and the highest peak in Africa

Dan Lee – Climbing for a Cause

Dan Lee loves adventure but he also loves helping others find their adventures too. After recently climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, he's moving on to the Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador but it's always for a cause!
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of Veterans Memorial Bridge looking south

Mankato New Construction – Aerial Photo Album

Rick Pepper offers some aerial photos of new construction in Mankato
Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River

Working For An Ecologically Sound Southern Minnesota – The Blue Earth Project

The Blue Earth Project seeks to influence Southern Minnesota towards a more sustainable environmental future