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    • Letter written by Rhoda George to her children from Lebanon, Kentucky

    • 1862-01-11
    • This letter is unsigned, but appears to be in Rhoda George's handwriting. She writes about the weather in Lebanon, Kentucky, and describes the unhealthy climate and sickness among the men. There are several men from around Wasioja that were in...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Healy Vault at entrance to Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1900
    • Andrew Holm (left) and Andrew Doig (right) standing on roof of the George Healy Vault in Oakwood Cemetery. The Healy Vault was built in 1890 and torn down when the Healy Chapel was built in 1912. The vault had a capacity of approximately 25...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Exterior view of W. H. Dodge lumber yard, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • The W. H. Dodge lumber yard was located at 3rd and Main Street. This exterior view shows the front entrance. The business was started in 1869 by W. H. Dodge. His son, Elam Dodge, joined the firm in 1907 and the name was changed to Dodge Lumber...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Lucy Gray at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1898-07
    • Mrs. Sandford and 5 year-old Lucy Gray, of DeSmet, South Dakota read a book in Lucy's room at Saint Marys Hospital. Paper chains, each link representing one of Lucy's new friendships formed while at the hospital, decorate the screen in the...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1918-06-02
    • The construction of the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Power Plant dam began in 1917. The structure was designed by noted hydroelectric engineer, Hugh Lincoln Cooper. The dam, completed in 1919, is owned by Rochester Public Utilities. Looking west...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Diagram of Piccard Balloon pre-flight operations, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1937-07-06
    • The layout of pre-flight operations includes the field plan with field house, fence and track shown. Details include load ring, position of men, hydrogen cylinders, TNT caps, poles, balloons and gondola. The plan was drawn by Paul Campbell.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his wife and children from Cornith, Mississippi

    • 1862-05-16
    • James George wrote this letter in camp about four miles from Cornith, Mississippi. The weather is very hot. He now has additional medical aid and his health is improving. They are three miles from the enemy and expect a battle soon. The Fourth...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from Jacob Dieter to his wife and children from Osage City, Kansas

    • 1864-01-21
    • Jacob Dieter wrote this letter from Osage City, Kansas. He is well and hopes they are all doing fine. He has already sent ten dollars home this month and expects to send another three dollars as soon as he gets paid. He earned one dollar...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Methodist Church Ladies Aid Society, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1889 - 1902
    • The group of women are all members of the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church; back row, left to right: Mrs. Weyland Stedman, Mrs. C. F. Dibble, Mrs. Susan E. Mount, unknown, Mrs. E. P. Robertson, Mrs. M. Luther, Miss Nellie Rowley, Miss...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Residential section after the 1883 tornado, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1883 - 1908
    • The destructive force of the tornado is evident in this scene of destroyed homes in the residential section of North Rochester. In the early evening on Tuesday, August 21, 1883, a cyclone devastated the city of Rochester. About one third of the...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Interior view of the Kennedy Saloon, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1880 - 1900
    • A large stove dominates one wall of the Kennedy Saloon. Wooden chairs are placed on either side of the stove. On the opposite wall is the bar with Mr. Kennedy standing behind the counter. Other features include a large mirror over the bar and...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1918-06-08
    • The construction of the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Power Plant dam began in 1917. The structure was designed by noted hydroelectric engineer, Hugh Lincoln Cooper. The dam, completed in 1919, is owned by Rochester Public Utilities. Looking east...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Map of Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1858?
    • This lithograph of the Rochester map drawn by P.P. Condit, Civil Engineer and Surveyor, shows the platted sections of the city with blocks, lots and streets and some business ads. The businesses listed are: John W, Remine, Attorney at Law; Stevens...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Plat Book of Olmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1878
    • This plat book was drawn from actual surveys and county records and includes Olmsted County, the individual townships, cities, towns, a patron's directory and a table of distances for the county. Township maps show the property owners, location of...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Dick Russell Barber Shop, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1890
    • The barber shop operated by Dick (Richard V.) Russell was located at 318 South Broadway. Three men are posed next to barber chairs, shaving mugs in background; left to right: S. Barton Russell, age 15 (son of Richard V.), Richard V. Russell, age...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Rochester City Hall, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1894 - 1915
    • Rochester City Hall is situated on the corner of the intersection of First Avenue Southwest and Third Street Southwest. City Hall was built in 1884 and was razed in 1931 to make room for a new city hall. To the right is the Electric Light Plant,...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1918-06-02
    • The construction of the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Power Plant dam began in 1917. The structure was designed by noted hydroelectric engineer, Hugh Lincoln Cooper. The dam, completed in 1919, is owned by Rochester Public Utilities. The rock...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • First Vote Record in Olmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1857-13-10
    • The first vote recorded in Olmsted County was taken on October 13, 1857. The ballots were tallied and the totals were recorded by J. N. McLane, Clerk of the County Commissioners, on November 2, 1857. Voters cast ballots to determine if the...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to Rhoda George from north of Alabama line

    • 1862-04-15
    • James George wrote this letter while in camp about forty miles north of the Alabama line. He has heard rumors that the enemy might make a stand near Cornith, Mississippi. His regiment now only has about five hundred able bodied men due to...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Marion Band participating in Rochester Band Tournament, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1887
    • This Rochester street scene shows participants in the Rochester Band Tournament with the Marion Brass Band in right foreground. Members of the Marion Band were: Louis E. Bragg (band leader), Len Kinney, Earl Beach, Bill Haney, Will Nickum, Herman...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • View of a road with destroyed homes on both sides, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1883 - 1908
    • Most of the houses have been destroyed in this view of a street in Rochester after the tornado of 1883. The buildings left standing are all heavily damaged. The tornado struck Rochester in the early evening of Aug. 21, 1883.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Farm machinery, Olmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1920
    • Men are posed on farm equipment and also standing by bicycles. A team of horses is in the background. A tractor, with a saw blade mounted on the front, is pulling another piece of farm equipment.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1918-07-01
    • The construction of the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Power Plant dam began in 1917. The structure was designed by noted hydroelectric engineer, Hugh Lincoln Cooper. The dam, completed in 1919, is owned by Rochester Public Utilities. Looking toward...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Portrait of Jacob Dieter, Olmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1862 - 1864
    • Jacob Dieter is photographed in his Civil War uniform. He enlisted in 1862 and served in company F of the Ninth Minnesota Regiment. His family accompanied him to Fort Ridgely, Minnesota and returned home when his unit was sent to another...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Oakwood Cemetery grounds crew, Rochester, Minnesota

    •  
    • A group of Oakwood Cemetery workers are posed with garden tools, lawn mower, wheel barrow, sod cutter. The second man from the left is Andrew Holm, superintendent of the cemetery.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1918-08-30
    • The construction of the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Power Plant dam began in 1917. The structure was designed by noted hydroelectric engineer, Hugh Lincoln Cooper. The dam, completed in 1919, is owned by Rochester Public Utilities. Looking toward...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter written by Rhoda George to her children from Lebanon, Kentucky

    • 1862-01-05
    • This letter is unsigned, but appears to be in Rhoda George's handwriting. She writes from Lebanon, Kentucky, that she has been sick. She longs for news from home and worries about her children and how they are faring without their parents. There...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Rochester Fire Department, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1893 - 1898
    • Third Street SW is shown, looking north. City Hall (built in 1884) is partially visible on the left. The uniformed firemen are standing in front of the Rochester Fire Department, left to right: William (Billy) Murray, William J. Hall, Bill...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Dr. Charles T. Granger's office, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1892 - 1920
    • The interior of Dr. Charles T. Granger's doctor's office is crowded with books, medical equipment and bottles of medicines. Dr. Granger's office was located over the Qvale Drug Store at 227 South Broadway.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1919-01-22
    • The construction of the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Power Plant dam began in 1917. The structure was designed by noted hydroelectric engineer, Hugh Lincoln Cooper. The dam, completed in 1919, is owned by Rochester Public Utilities. The power house...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Working drawing for Field House, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1929
    • This architectural drawing illustrates the elevations and details of the athletic storage and dressing room building at Soldiers Field Park. This building was funded by Dr. E. Starr Judd to provide dressing facilities for the Rochester High School...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from Jacob Dieter to his wife and children from Osage City, Kansas

    • 1864-01-17
    • Jacob Dieter wrote this letter from Osage City, Kansas. He is doing well and expects to earn some more money if they stay in the same place. It is warmer and the snow is almost all gone. The rings that he sent home cost one dollar and fifteen...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Dr. William Worrall Mayo, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1904-03-16
    • Dr. William Worrall Mayo is standing next to a horse and buggy with his hat in his hand. Dr. W. W. Mayo was born in England on May 31, 1819 and died in Rochester, MN on March 16, 1911.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Dr. Charles T. Granger's office, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1892 - 1920
    • The interior of Dr. Charles T. Granger's doctor's office is crowded with medical equipment. On the left is a large stove and hanging on the wall is a bird cage. Dr. Granger's office was located over the Qvale Drug Store at 227 South Broadway.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1919-01-22
    • The construction of the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Power Plant dam began in 1917. The structure was designed by noted hydroelectric engineer, Hugh Lincoln Cooper. The dam, completed in 1919, is owned by Rochester Public Utilities. Men are seen...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society

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