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Rochester in Olmsted County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Roosevelt Honors Mayos

 
 
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July 30, 2021
1. Roosevelt Honors Mayos Marker
Inscription.  Near this marker on August 8 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated a bronze plaque in behalf of the American Legion to Doctors William James Mayo and Charles Horace Mayo. Speaking before 75.000 people, the President of the United States honored "Dr. Will" and "Dr. Charlie" by extending the nation's thanks for their lifelong service. The Legion's plaque also cited them "for distinguished services to our sick and disabled comrades and to suffering humanity". In addition to National Commander Edward A. Mayes of the American Legion there were present for the ceremonies George H. Dern, United States Secretary of War, the Governors of Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Minnesota and many other prominent citizens.
 
Erected 1964 by William T. McCoy Post of the American Legion in memory of Gregory Phillip Gentling.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is August 8, 1934.
 
Location. 44° 0.785′ N, 92° 28.131′ W. Marker is in Rochester, Minnesota, in Olmsted County. Marker is on Soldiers Field
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Drive Southwest, 0.3 miles east of Broadway Avenue South (U.S. 63), on the right when traveling east. Located in Soldiers Field, west of the Soldiers Field Swimming Pool. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 244 Soldiers Field Dr SW, Rochester MN 55902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donald Church Balfour House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Conley Maass Downs Building (approx. half a mile away); Dr. William J. Mayo House (approx. half a mile away); Rochester Public Library Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Plummer Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Chateau Theatre (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Rochester Armory Building (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2021. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 7, 2021. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
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