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    • 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
    • Township Map of Olmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1859 - 1860
    • This is an original plat of Olmsted County with many handwritten notes and drawings showing early Minnesota settlers, farmers and other town landscape features. This map is the earliest documentation we have found in our collection of the farms,...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas of Olmsted County Minnesota

    • 1896
    • A Plat Book of the villages, cities and townships of the county, Map of the State, United States and World, Farmers Directory, Reference Business Directory and Departments devoted to general information. Analysis of the System of US Land Surveys,...
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Winona and Southwestern train from Spring Valley to Winona, Minnesota

    • 1890-12-30
    • The Winona and Southwestern Railway train is pictured moving over a trestle bridge on it's way from Spring Valley to Winona. In 1890, tracks were laid from Winona through St. Charles, Dover, Eyota, Simpson and Stewartville to Spring Valley and...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Monogram Bar, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Two men are sitting at a table drinking beer while another man stands by the counter at the Monogram bar. Charlie Kreusel was the proprietor of the saloon located at 214 South Broadway.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Fourth of July celebration, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1915-07-04
    • Spectators watch the Fourth of July celebration from the street and from the balcony on the Central Fire Station. Rochester Fire Department motorized equipment is displayed along with horse drawn fire equipment. By 1918, the fire department had...
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • The Cook Block, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1910
    • The Cook Block was built by John Ramsey Cook in 1877. Because of the confusion with the Cook Hotel building, which he built in 1869, he renamed the Cook Block the Ramsey Block (for his mother). This building was located at 20 Second Street SW...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Marion Cornet Band, Marion, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1892
    • The eleven members of the Marion Cornet Band are posed with their instrument, left to right, front row: George Skeels, Lou Bragg, Frank Lowrie, Will Skeels; back row: Earl Beach, Jim Heaney, Herman Bach, Jake Haney, Len Kinney, Charles Bolwine. ...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society

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