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by Emmett R Smith

[With a tip of the wookean tile to you, Bodissey, Excellent Baron — ed]

The following link gives stunning visual testimony, indeed, that some proprietary classes on Earth most certainly are not bent (more…)

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by Wayness Tamm-Clattuc

In the writing about the Mankato curse there is the very interesting theme of applied Active Imagination. 
     It was something that Dr. Jung first came upon during WW I, when he along with everyone else was shut up (more…)

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by Emmett R Smith

The following recollection shows how “the tale is told onward.” 

https://bodwyn.wordpress.com/2007/02/26/amos-owen-the-little-people/

For a fact, nothing exclusively is “forever!”  It is an example moreover that should be, precisely, indicative — prescriptive — to the postmodern historian as well any other transformative worker.

[Emmett R Smith     all rights reserved     25 July 2008]

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by Muhoond Nuzheem

Based on the following material in Bodwyn Wook:

https://bodwyn.wordpress.com/category/the-curse-on-mankato/

it is clear that further work is needed in making the connection clear between centers for example of these alleged community curses, and the other more “personal” kinds of (more…)

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by Bodwyn Wook

In light of some of the less-than-happy examples cited thus far, at least implicitly as evidence of a ‘hex’ on the pioneer river city of Old Mankato, Minnesota, a distinction needs (more…)

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by Emmett R Smith

Previously I wrote that “[i]n history as far as it had come in the late-modern age, the picture of the past was concrete, clear, and thus subject to misunderstanding only when taken out of the rhetorical context of that era.  In that narrative mode, history indeed tells us all that it contains.  But just as soon as one tries to get into the heart of the matter, the whole affair ‘goes straight to Hell’ in Mr Judson Andersen’s memorable Eagle Lake, Minnesota, phrase, and everything is a hopeless muddle of conflicting accounts, fragmentary images and momentary recollections.”  This is certainly the case in coming to terms with something like the reported curse on Mankato, Minnesota, widely held through generations to be true in our local folklore.
     That curse is certainly real in the fullest sense of the term, and this is because (more…)

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by Bodwyn Wook

A commentor in Bodwyn Wook replied to a previous article, on the historianship of the fact of the legendary curse on Mankato, Minnesota:
 
‘…[Y]ou throw in a few facts and then make up stuff, and then go on to that say it can’t ever finally be figured out. What’s the point? Somewhere though you did mention changing the past, but the only way to do that is through objective social history and holding people responsible in a clear analysis of abusive power-relations for hurting and holding back society. Even then you can’t change [what] has gone down…  [According to you, history is] all “personality”, big deal….’

In a nutshell, they have have touched on the key point of it all in historianship, namely the thorny problem of the interplay in history-making between ‘objectivity’; and, the needed developed subjectivity of the worker, the critical role of the personality indeed of every individual (more…)

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by Emmett R Smith

ANY Attempt to discover the stories of the remembered past by any history-maker, amateur or professional, brings one up against the question of private and anecdotal, family, evidence, as opposed to the public record; more, it exposes to us the central problem of how (more…)

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by Emmett R Smith

The hypothesis of an Indian origin of any “curse” on Mankato, Minnesota, objectively is just ridiculous. 
     If our young, for example, are unusually deformed and more numerously so than in other happier regions of the United States, and if they are with their weak chins and rosebud lips otherwise more prone (more…)

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by Bodwyn Wook

Ghastly City, Ghostly Region

INDIAN-Haunted Old Mankato, Minnesota, brooding under its rotting mansard rooves, was the cock-pit of nineteenth-century North American ethnic (more…)

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