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Historical Markers in Olmsted County, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Olmsted County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Olmsted County, MN (27) Dodge County, MN (5) Fillmore County, MN (3) Goodhue County, MN (30) Mower County, MN (5) Wabasha County, MN (18) Winona County, MN (20)  OlmstedCounty(27) Olmsted County (27)  DodgeCounty(5) Dodge County (5)  FillmoreCounty(3) Fillmore County (3)  GoodhueCounty(30) Goodhue County (30)  MowerCounty(5) Mower County (5)  WabashaCounty(18) Wabasha County (18)  WinonaCounty(20) Winona County (20)
Rochester is the county seat for Olmsted County
Adjacent to Olmsted County, Minnesota
      Dodge County (5)  
      Fillmore County (3)  
      Goodhue County (30)  
      Mower County (5)  
      Wabasha County (18)  
      Winona County (20)  
 
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1Minnesota (Olmsted County), Eyota — Before The Freeways
Years ago, bison, Native Americans, and European settlers wore trails into the prairie grasses. By the 1880's many trails had become steel rails. Some trails became dirt roads, traveled by wagons, sleighs, and horse-drawn coaches, moving people and . . . Map (db m179008) HM
2Minnesota (Olmsted County), Eyota — Medical Pioneers of Minnesota
Minnesota's doctors and the institutions they built have played a distinguished role in the medical revolution of the past 150 years. Both the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Medical School have pioneered treatment techniques that have . . . Map (db m178478) HM
3Minnesota (Olmsted County), Oronoco — Oronoco Gold Rush
During the summer of 1858 gold was discovered in the bed of the Zumbro River at Rochester and near Oronoco. The news created a local sensation. On July 1, 1858, the Rochester Democrat reported: "The excitement in reference to the gold . . . Map (db m178512) HM
4Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Birth of the Minnesota Education Association
August 27, 1961, marked the centennial observance of the founding of the M E A. This organization, with its more than 28,000 classroom teachers and administrators and with its headquarters in St. Paul, was formed at Rochester during the early days . . . Map (db m196352) HM
5Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Calvary Episcopal ChurchRochester's Oldest Church Building
Built in 1862, during the Civil War, eight years after the founding of Rochester (1854), the primitive "chapel" measured only 27 by 55 feet. It was built on the original plat of bricks made in Rochester. Two lots were given by George Head, . . . Map (db m147342) HM
6Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Central Park PlazaDedicated July 30, 2004
In 1856, W. D. Lowery donated his cow pasture to establish Rochester's first park, Central Park. In the 1800s Central Park was the gathering place for picnics, band concerts and ice cream socials with a majestic fountain as the centerpiece. In . . . Map (db m196421) HM
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7Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Conley Maass Downs Building
Conley Maass Downs Bldg. built 1900 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m146895) HM
8Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Donald Church Balfour House
427 Sixth Avenue S.W. is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m148187) HM
9Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Dr. William J. Mayo House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m148186) HM
10Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Early Rural School
Hadley Valley School was built in Olmsted County in approximately 1885 and is preserved here as a symbol of the pioneer's desire that his children have an education. Moving of the school has been made possible by Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Lowry in . . . Map (db m179019) HM
11Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Flooding in Rochester — Stormwater Trail —
Rochester was built on a floodplain created by the South Fork of the Zumbro River and its tributaries. The first recorded flood in Rochester was in 1855 and historic floods occurred in 1866, 1882, and 1908. Rochester's worst flood happened in 1978. . . . Map (db m178691) HM
12Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Geology of Minnesota
The diversified scenery of Minnesota - of which the Rochester area is one phase - is due to the location of the state in the approximate center of the continent. Situated midway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Hudson Bay and the Gulf of . . . Map (db m178698) HM
13Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — History of Silver Lake — Stormwater Trail —
Silver Lake is a reservoir that was created in the 1930s by hand-digging a basin to hold water and then constructing a dam to back-up river water. It was built as a work relief project, providing work for over 400 unemployed men. The land on . . . Map (db m178778) HM
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14Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Last Alarm
Captain Peter S. Mackey Station 1  July 23, 1942 Firefighter Stanley J. O'Brien Squad 1  Silver Lake  December 24, 1953 Motor Operator Ambrose J. Riley Ladder 1  Silver Lake  December 24, 1953 Motor Operator Otis D. Ondler . . . Map (db m196425) HM
15Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Mayo Clinic SiteSaint Marys Park
The land on which this monument stands, consisting of a tract shown in the plat hereon, was presented to the city of Rochester, for use as a public park by Drs. William J and Charles H Mayo on June 15, 1907.Map (db m203229) HM
16Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Mayowood
A great love of nature led Dr. Charles Horace Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, and his wife Edith (Graham) Mayo to purchase a small red brick house and 340 acres in 1907. Their growing family and desire to preserve the natural beauty of the . . . Map (db m196339) HM
17Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Rochester Public Library BuildingThe Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m147272) HM
18Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Roosevelt Honors Mayos
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 . . . Map (db m179021) HM
19Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — Saint Marys Hospital
In 1889 the Sisters of Saint Francis, under the leadership of Mother Alfred, opened Saint Marys Hospital, the first hospital in southern Minnesota, to meet the health needs of Rochester, needs brought into sharp focus by the destructive tornado . . . Map (db m203231) HM
20Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — The Avalon Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m147742) HM
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21Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — The Chateau Theatre
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m147306) HM
22Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — The Heritage House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m147309) HM
23Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — The Mayo Memorial
Twenty-five years after the deaths of the Doctors William James and Charles Horace Mayo the citizens of Rochester fittingly observed the Mayo Centennial Year - 1964 - to commemorate the approximate 100th anniversary of the birth dates of the Doctors . . . Map (db m196356) HM
24Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — The Olmsted County Historical Society / Our Pioneer Heritage
The Olmsted County Historical Society was organized in Rochester on January 25, 1926. The first officers were: Burt W. Eaton, President; Mrs. Jay E. Benedict, Vice-president; Lester J. Fiegel, Treasurer; Henry O. Christiansen, Secretary. For . . . Map (db m178785) HM
25Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — The Plummer BuildingThe Mayo Clinic
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m147305) HM
26Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — The Rochester Armory Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m147307) HM
27Minnesota (Olmsted County), Rochester — The William Dee Log CabinA Labor of Love
This humble little cabin was constructed in the summer of 1862 by Irish immigrant William Dee and a group of neighbors. The cabin was built on lot six of block four of the Head and McMahon's Addition, now West 6th Street. William's wife, Bridget, . . . Map (db m178996) HM
 
 
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Dec. 2, 2022