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This City In Minnesota Has A Dark Past That Will Never Be Forgotten

Mankato is usually thought of as just another college town in Minnesota. But what many people don’t realize is that it has a dark past that dates back to the 1860s. On December 26th, 1862, Mankato was the site of the largest mass execution in US history.

Did you know about this dark moment in Mankato’s past?

Jo Magliocco
Minnesota staff writer for Only in Your State and owner of Minnesota blog NorthGuide.co, I'm a Minneapolis transplant who loves my cats, camera, and local coffee. On the weekends I'm usually exploring the North Shore or making my way through the list of Minnesota's State Parks. Want to talk about MN or ask me a question? Tweet me @sotafiedjo!