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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Man with oxen team and hay wagon, Oronoco, Minnesota

    • 1855 - 1860
    • William Koenig (of Oronoco Township) is holding a pitch fork and standing next to an oxen team. A wagon filled with hay is being pulled by the team.
    • 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 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 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
    • 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
    • Insurance office of J. T. Collin and Richard Griffin, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1900
    • The interior of the Collin and Griffin Insurance office is shown with J. T. Collin seated at his desk, Etta Burns (bookkeeper) seated at the table and Richard J. Griffin standing at the counter. The office was located in the Opera House building...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Winona & Western Railway depot, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • The Winona & Western Railway depot was located on the south side of College Street (now 4th Street SW) by the Zumbro River. The photo was taken on the west bank of the Zumbro River, looking east. The Chicago Great Western Railroad bought the...
    • 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
    • Working drawing for Rochester Public Library, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1936
    • Harold H. Crawford designed this building for the Rochester Public Library. The architectural drawing shows details of the building. Architect Peter Bross was an associate on this project, dealing primarily with mechanical engineering aspects. ...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Working drawing for Rochester Public Library, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1936
    • Harold H. Crawford designed this building for the Rochester Public Library. The architectural drawing shows details of the building. Architect Peter Bross was an associate on this project, dealing primarily with mechanical engineering aspects. ...
    • 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
    • Working drawing for Rochester Public Library, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1936
    • Harold H. Crawford designed this building for the Rochester Public Library. The architectural drawing shows elevations of the building. Architect Peter Bross was an associate on this project, dealing primarily with mechanical engineering...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Mill and Dam, Oronoco, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1899
    • The dam, mill and cooper shop are located at the joining of the South Middle Branch and the North Middle Branch of the Zumbro River. This was the second mill, built after the first mill was destroyed by a fire in 1879. The mill was built by A. D....
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Winter scene of W. H. Dodge lumber yard, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1895 - 1900
    • This winter scene shows a man, riding in a sleigh pulled by a horse, on the street in front of the W. H. . Dodge lumber yard. 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...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Interior view of the George Leonard Shoe Store, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1896
    • Shoes and boots are displayed on the walls of the George Leonard Shoe Store. The older gentleman, on the right, reading the newspaper, is George Leonard's father. The woman on the left is Abbie Leonard. The business was located at 227 South...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Exterior view of W. H. Dodge Lumber Yard, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • The W H Dodge Lumber Yard was located at 24 South Main (now 1st Avenue SW) in Rochester. The business, originally known as W H Dodge, General Dealer in Lumber, was started in 1869 by W H Dodge. His son, Elam, joined the firm in 1907 and the name...
    • 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
    • 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

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