Mankato Township was not settled by European Americans until Parsons King Johnson in February 1852, as part of the nineteenth century migration of people from the east across the Midwest. New residents organized the city of Mankato on May 11, 1858.
A popular story says that the city was intended to have been named Mahkato, but a typographical error by a clerk established the name as Mankato.
It was also "the big town" that people from "Little House on the Prairie" series used to go to for shopping.
When first looking at this bait, it is hard to know if it is actually a lure or some odd Christmas decoration.
It was patented in 1970.
When first settled, this village was named after Angus John McIntosh, a Scottish settler who came from Canada in 1870. However, Angus did not live long in the area and moved elsewhere in Minnesota.