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    • 1908 flood on the Zumbro River, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1908-06-23
    • The water is flowing rapidly under the College Street bridge during the flood of 1908. The businesses on College Street that are visible in the photo are (left to right): Riverside Livery (McConnell and Conway); furniture store of Cliff E....
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • 1908 flood on the Zumbro River, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1908-06-23
    • The rising water drowned out the fires at the Water Works, shutting down the pumps. All the manufacturing plants including the city light and power house were shut down due to lack of water. The Zumbro River overflowed its banks in Rochester early...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • 4th of July parade, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1892
    • The 4th of July parade is shown moving west on Third Street SW, in front of the Rochester City Hall (left) and Rochester Fire Department (center). Horse drawn wagons and buggies were decorated for the celebration.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Alvin Van Campen Livery Barn, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1893 - 1895
    • Four men are posed in front of a carriage in the Alvin Van Campen Livery Barn located at 17 Second Street SE next to the Chicago Great Western Railroad depot. In March 1888, Van Campen purchased the business from Milo Jack. In December 1911, he...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Band Shell, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • Harold H. Crawford designed this structure for a band shell in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. The architectural drawing shows elevations and plans for the building. The band shell stands in John burch Park near the center of the Cannon Falls.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Beardsley Saloon, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1880 - 1885
    • The Beardsley Saloon was located at 214 South Broadway. James Beardsley (on right with mustache) is standing with an unidentified man behind the counter. The saloon had a stove in the center and pool tables located in the back.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Beehive Barber Shop, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1896?
    • Shaving mugs are displayed on the wall of the Beehive Barber Shop at 11 West Zumbro (now Second Street SW) in the Brackenridge Building. R. N. Sweet is the barber on the left and Phil Gentling is the barber on the right.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Botsford Lumber Company, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Two men are standing on top of coal loaded onto a sled pulled by a team of two horses. One man is holding a scoop shovel. The Chicago Great Western Railroad tracks are visible on the right.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Bradley Hotel, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1866 - 1869
    • This early street scene shows the Bradley Hotel in the background with several other buildings in the foreground.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Bradley House, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1866 - 1869
    • The Bradley House (built in 1855 by Albert Stevens) was sold to J. T. Bradley in 1861. This stagecoach stop, located at the east end, facing north, of the then College Street (now 4th Street) bridge, a block east of Broadway was on the Old Dubuque...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Buck's Store, High Forest, Minnesota

    • 1870?
    • Five men are posed on the front porch of the E. D. Buck Store in High Forest, Minnesota. The men are, left to right: Charles Armstrong, Harry Johnson, Vet Johnson, E. D. Buck, V. C. Dickey. After serving in the civil War, E. D. Buck retired to...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • C. Smith's residence after the 1883 tornado, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1883 - 1908
    • The destroyed C. Smith's residence is shown with the roof on the ground. In front of the collapsed building in a pile of rubble is a boot and a stove. The tornado struck Rochester in the early evening of Aug. 21, 1883.
    • 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
    • Cascade Park after the 1883 tornado, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1883 - 1908
    • Several people are viewing the damage from the 1883 tornado. A man is standing next to a piece of furniture and a boy is sitting with a large toy horse. Among the debris on the ground is a stove, windows and an umbrella. The inscription on the...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Case Auto Company, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Large stacks of tires and boxes of inner tubes are displayed in front of Case Auto Company storefront. Several men are sitting on piles of tires loaded on a Chevrolet pick-up truck. A couple is sitting on another stack of tires. The sign above...
    • 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
    • Chicago and Northwestern Railroad locomotive, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • Two men are posed by the front of a Chicago and North Western train engine. A hand operated turntable is visible in the rear. A wooden pilot (cow catcher) is attached to the front of the engine. The man in dark clothes on the right is Joe Bell.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Choir of the First Methodist Church, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1880 - 1889
    • The five people pictured were all members of the First Methodist Church Choir; seated: Mr. Wilson (in chair), Bertha Schuster (in black dress), Nellie Bonham (higher seat); standing: Lulu Crouch, Bert Nichols.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Circus Day, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1901-07-01
    • Numerous onlookers watch a circus parade as it moves south on Main Street (later First Avenue SW). Camels, circus wagons and performers are in the parade. The Rochester Hotel (located at 219 Main Street) is in the center of the photo facing...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Classroom at Hawthorne School, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1896
    • Students are sitting at their desks in a Hawthorne Grade School classroom; teacher: Miss Smith; 1st row: Ethel Fox, Hattie Rowley, Maude Burbank, Mattie Holt, James Robinson, unknown; 2nd row: Carl Kurtzman, Goldie Alexander, Ward Shaw, Gustave...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • College Street bridge during the 1908 flood, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1908-06-23
    • Spectators are watching the raging flood waters from the College (4th Street) Street bridge. The Chicago Great Western Railroad bridge is also visible After several days of drenching rains along the Zumbro River basin, the river overflowed its...
    • 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
    • Construction of the 1914 Mayo Building, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1913 - 1914
    • Men are working on construction of the Mayo Clinic 1914 Building, located on the corner of First Street and Second Avenue SW. The dark brick building in the background is the West Hotel.
    • 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
    • Construction of the Mayo Clinic 1914 Building, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1913 - 1914
    • Men are working on the construction of the Mayo Clinic 1914 Building. The West Hotel (built in 1905) is seen facing north on First Street SW. Also visible is the back of the Zumbro Hotel (built in 1912). The 1914 Building was located on the corner...
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1919-03-27
    • 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
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1919-03-27
    • 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. Three men are...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1919-05-10
    • 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
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1919-05-10
    • 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
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1919-06-08
    • 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 toward...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1919 - 1920
    • 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 from the...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1920-03-17
    • 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. Lake Zumbro,...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Construction of the Zumbro Power Dam, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1920-01-03
    • 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 upstream,...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society

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