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Day in History
1997 — 10 years ago
Seasons Hospice, complete with eight bedrooms for terminally ill people, will accept its first patients this week. The hospice is in a house built in 1952 for Mayo Clinic physician F. Edward Donoghue. The house is on 2.2 acres.
A delegation from Moosburg, Germany, one of Rochester’s sister cities, has recently wrapped up a three-week visit here.
1957 — 50 years ago
The 1958 DeSotos will be on display at Adamson Motor Sales in Rochester. There will be 10 models. Distinctive styling and three-tier taillights are hallmarks of the DeSoto.
Northwestern Bell Telephone and its union reached agreement today for a contract covering 30,000 workers. The contract provides wage increases from $2 per week to $5 per week.
1907 — 100 years ago
Wanted: A boy with a backbone and a bright smile — 10 to 14 years old — chance to learn salesmanship, steady work and short hours.
Hendricks & Olson at 317 S. Broadway has a 24-count case of canned corn for $1.45, coffee for 35 cents a pound and pure maple sugar for $1 a gallon.
Compiled by Loren Else, a Rochester freelance writer.