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Le Sueur is a city in Le Sueur and Sibley counties in the state of Minnesota, between Mankato and the Twin Cities. It lies along the Minnesota River and U.S. Highway 169. Named after the French explorer, Pierre Le Sueur, the town of Le Sueur rests in the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant and is home to some important historical sites that include the W. W. Mayo House—built in 1859 by pioneering Dr. William Worrall Mayo, the founder of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Another important chapter in Le Sueur’s history was the establishment in 1903 of The Green Giant Company, a vegetable canning industry that to this day has name recognition around the world. Each August, Le Sueur holds the Giant Celebration, a three-day festival commemorating the important role Green Giant has played in its community. Le Sueur’s beautiful setting, vibrant village life and historically interesting sites make it a must-see destination point for travelers from around the world.