“The Olmsted County Historical Society in Rochester, Minnesota, educates and informs the public about local history by providing programs, exhibits and special events at their museum, archives and five historic sites. Their collection includes artifacts, records and photographs from county towns and cities, businesses, organizations and individuals and the collections from several local photography studios. Included in the Olmsted County Historical Society project for Minnesota Reflections are photographs from the aftermath of a tornado that destroyed much of the city of Rochester in 1883 and of the development of St. Mary’s Hospital and the Mayo Medical Complex as well as family images of the W. W. Mayo family.”


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