Kasota

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    The City of Kasota is located between Mankato and St. Peter and is best known for the yellow limestone quarried around it.  What makes Kasota stone different from regular limestone is its high dolomite and magnesium content that makes it resistant to weathering, making it ideal for buildings.  Historically there have been several competitors mining the area, but with the recession in 2009, Mankato Kasota Stone was forced to close in July 2013 after 125 years of operation.  Today only one company, Vetter Stone, is left.  The Kasota stone mines can be seen along Blue Earth County 5/Le Sueur County 21 between Mankato and Kasota City.  The Kasota Village Hall and Kasota Township Hall both use the township's namesake stone for trim.

Buildings that use Kasota stone:
  • Wells Fargo (Norwest) Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
  • Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
  • University of St. Thomas Downtown Campus, Minneapolis, MN
  • Philadelphia Museum of Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Church of the Holy Family, St. Louis Park, MN
  • Minnesota State Capital, St. Paul, MN
  • PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
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