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Blue Earth, Minnesota, US

Etta C Ross Memorial Library
donated to the city by W E C Ross in memory of his wife

constructed: 1904
architect: Fred Lippert
current use: Faribault County Historical Society Museum
address: 6th St. & Ramsey
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988

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Blue Earth, population: 3,600, is the county seat of Faribault County. The town of Faribault is the county seat of Rice County. And the city of Mankato is the county seat of Blue Earth County.

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Blue Earth, Minnesota, US

Faribault County Courthouse
Faribault County was named for fur trader Jean Baptiste Faribault (1775-1860) father of Alexander Faribault (1806-1882) for whom the town of Faribault in Rice County, Minnesota is named.

constructed: 1892, replaced an 1872 building
architect: C S Dunham
address: 415 North Main
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977

Blue Earth, Minnesota, US

Wakefield House,
the oldest existing house in Blue Earth, built by politician James B. Wakefield who donated the land for the construction of first courthouse

constructed: 1868
current use: museum
address: 405 E. 6th St.,
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

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