Sample Tour Historic Downtown Rochester

See the history behind downtown Rochester, MN

Sample Tour Historic Downtown Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota 55902, United States

Created By: History Center of Olmsted County

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See the history behind downtown Rochester, MN

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Dr. William and Dr. Charles Mayo considered Dr. Henry Plummer to be a diversified genius.  Recruited by Dr. Will, Henry was hired in 1902 for his knowledge of blood.  Soon, his other skills and interests came to light.  As an inventor an... Read more
The reputation of the Doctors Mayo and the success of their new group practice were creating problems in Rochester.  Between 1908 and 1912, Mayo Clinic registrations increased 300 percent and those folks needed a place to stay. In 1915, Ar... Read more
Shortly after the close of the Civil War, Rochester pioneer William Dodge opened a lumber business on the eventual site of this theatre.  Over the next 60 years, the city eventually surrounded the lumber yard.  With expansion now impossib... Read more


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