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Browsing items in: Olmsted County Historical Society

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    • Odd Fellows Baseball Team, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1907-08-13
    • A boy on a donkey is posed in front of the I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) baseball team. Spectators are sitting in the grandstand in the background. The Odd Fellows won the game with the K.P. (Knights of Pythias).
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Oronoco Bridge, Oronoco, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • A car is driving across the concrete bridge (built in 1918) at Oronoco. Several men appear to be fishing in the river under the bridge. The photo is taken from below the site of the present dam, looking west. The dam gave way in 1924 and there...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Circus parade, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1903-07-08
    • A circus parade is viewed from the top of the Queen City building on the corner of Broadway and Second Street SW, looking north.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Threshing on Bierbaum farm, Olsted County, Minnesota

    • 1908?
    • A Fifteen horse International gas engine runs a separator on the old Bierbaum homestead. The equipment had to be hauled from farm to farm with horses. The man sitting on the side of the engine with his feet on the basket is Claus Dubbels of Viola...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Wreckage of the Pleiades, Oltmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1937-07-18
    • A group of local sight seers and souvenir hunters are gathered around the wreckage of the Pleiades, the gondola used by Dr. Jean Piccard during his flight. The gondola quickly burned after a fire was caused by burning excelsior ignited by the TNT...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Hayes Lucas Lumber Company, Stewartville Township, Minnesota

    • 1917-03
    • A group of men are posed by a caravan of loaded wagons in front of the Hayes Lucas Lumber Company in Stewartville. The wagons are loaded with cement, blocks and building materials for the Urban barn and are being pulled by a tractor. Otto Urban...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of Burt W. Eaton's cottage, Oronoco, Minnesota

    • 1914
    • A group of men are posed on the sub floor of a cottage being built for Burt W. Eaton. Piles of lumber and nail kegs are visible in the foreground. This cottage was being constructed in Oronoco in 1914. Oronoco was a popular recreation area for...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Carving the ox, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1913-10-01
    • A group of men look on as two men carve an ox carcass on an outdoor table. The men are, left to right: Mr. McGrath, Ed Hall, Homer Wooldridge, John Brooks (in white coat, center), John Towey, Ed Stoyke (in white coat, foreground), Henry Ringey.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Oakwood Cemetery grounds crew, Rochester, Minnesota

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    • 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
    • Picnic at Fugel's Mill, Pleasant Grove Township, Minnesota

    • 1887-07-07
    • A group of people, picnicking at Fugel's Mill, are posed by a hammock. Back row (left to right): John M. Rowley, Mary Peck, Leslie Stillwell, Ruth Chadbourne, Sam Furlow, Spencer Knapp, Anna Cross (behind fan), Burt W. Eaton, Lucy Du Bois, Clara...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Rochester Daily Post carrier boys, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1896
    • A group of six boys are posed with newspaper carrier bags and newspapers (Rochester Daily Post); left to right: Clarence Sisson, Harry Gilman, Irwin Churchill, Edward Britzius, Arthur Bogart, Eddie Enquest (Enquist)
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Tourist Club, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1922
    • A group of spectators at the entrance to the Zumbro Hotel watch four men in a car at the curb. A jug, spare tire and sign reading ""New York to Rochester"" hang on the side of the car.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Main Street, Dover Township, Minnesota

    • 1905?
    • A horse and buggy wait outside the grocery store on Main Street in Dover, Minnesota. The businesses are, left to right: coal sheds (low building on left side of street), unknown business, Dover Independent (newspaper), First State Bank, Charles...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Mayo Clinic 1914 Building, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1914 - 1920
    • A horse drawn carriage and early automobiles are located on the street in front of the Mayo Clinic 1914 Building. This red brick building was the first structure built exclusively for the Mayo Clinic. The light tan building in the background is...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Circus parade, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1903-07-08
    • A large group of people line Broadway to watch the circus parade with horses, elephants, circus wagons and performers. The photo was taken from the top of the old Queen City building on the corner of Broadway and Second Street SW looking south...
    • 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
    • Rochester Steam Laundry and Wagoner Music Company, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1903 - 1905
    • A piano, still in the shipping crate, sits on the sidewalk outside the Wagoner Music Company. The piano was manufactured at the Vose Piano Factory. The music store was located at 101 - 105 South Main (First Avenue SW). To the left of the music...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Northwestern Meat Market, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1908
    • A small group of people are posed in front of the Northwestern Meat Market (also known as Grimm's Meat Market). Meat carcasses are hung from side walls.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Pierce House, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1878 - 1884
    • A small group of people are standing in front of the Pierce House (built in 1877) with a carriage and team of horses in the street. The hotel was located at 215 South Main Street (now First Avenue SW). Over the years the name of the hotel changed...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Chicago & North Western train depot, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1890
    • A train is photographed moving toward the Rochester depot of the Chicago & North Western Railroad while a group of people wait outside the depot. Other buildings, train tracks and railcars are also visible.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Zumbro River flooding Mayo Park during the 1908 flood, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1908-06-23
    • After several days of drenching rains along the Zumbro River basin, the river overflowed its banks in Rochester early on the morning of early on June 26, 1908. The river rose at a rapid rate (four feet in 20 minutes) and did extensive damage to...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Patient room at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1903
    • An iron bed is located in the corner of this typical patient room at Saint Marys Hospital. Other furnishings in the room include wooden chairs, table and dresser. Curtains on the windows and a plant by the radiator provide decoration for the room.
    • 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
    • Piccard balloon ascension preparations, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1937-07
    • Assistants are holding individual inflated balloons at Soldiers Field while waiting for the signal to move towards the center and join the balloons into clusters for Dr. Jean Piccard's balloon ascension in the early hours of July 18, 1937.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Piccard Balloon inflation, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1937-07-17
    • Assistants are inflating individual balloons with hydrogen at Soldier's Field in Rochester, MN prior to Dr. Jean's Piccard's experimental balloon ascension. Dr. Jean Piccard was a University of Minnesota physicist and aeronautical engineer who...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Oesterreich Billiards, Bowling Alley and Barber Shop, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1921?
    • Barbers stand next to their barber chairs in Oesterreich Billiards, Bowling Alley and Barber Shop. Billiard tables are visible on the far right. The barbers are (left to right): Louie Bauman, Bill Sykes, Slim Garlets, Earl Ellison and Fred...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Law office of Burt W. Eaton, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1892 - 1900
    • Burt W. Eaton is sitting at his desk surrounded by bookshelves and various office equipment. A typewriter, letter press and law books are arranged on the table and desk. The law office was located in the Opera House block.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Piccard Balloon Flight, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1937-07-18
    • Cluster balloons have been inflated and are attached to the gondola, the Pleiades, just prior to take off from Soldier's Field in Rochester, MN. Dr. Jean Piccard was a University of Minnesota physicist and aeronautical engineer who believed it was...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Kahler Hotel, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1921
    • Construction of the Kahler Hotel is seen in the background. The Wagoner Block (center foreground) housed the following businesses: the Fischer Cafeteria on the First Street SW side, Emerson Barber Shop and Cigar and Magazine store on the corner,...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Zumbro River, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1917-06-12
    • Construction of the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Power Plant dam began in this area of the Zumbro River in 1917. The structure was designed by noted hydroelectric engineer, Hugh Lincoln Cooper. The dam, completed in 1919, is owned by Rochester...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Dr. Jean Piccard installing a radio in his gondola, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1937-07
    • Dr. Jean Piccard is installing a radio in the Pleiades prior to his historic balloon flight. Dr. Jean Piccard was a University of Minnesota physicist and aeronautical engineer who believed it was possible to ascend into the stratosphere using many...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Dr. Jean Piccard standing by Lincoln-Zephyr automobile, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1937-07
    • Dr. Jean Piccard is posed by a Lincoln-Zephyr automobile. This photo was later used in an advertisement for Motor Sales & Service Company that appeared in the Rochester Post-Bulletin newspaper on July 19, 1937. Dr. Jean Piccard was a University...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Dr. William Worrall Mayo, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1880
    • Dr. W. W. Mayo was born in England on May 31, 1819 and died in Rochester, MN on March 16, 1911. Dr. Mayo is approximately 69 years old in this photo.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Dr. William Worrall Mayo, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1897
    • Dr. W. W. Mayo was born in England on May 31, 1819 and died in Rochester, MN on March 16, 1911. Dr. Mayo is approximately 86 years old in this photo.
    • 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

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