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Day in History: Eleanor Roosevelt pays a visit

1988 – 25 years ago

Olmsted County is now the largest and fastest growing county in southeast Minnesota. The county is now the state's eighth largest with a population of 100,000 residents. Rochester is the state's fifth-largest city with a population of about 60,000.

Construction is expected to start late this fall on a 42,000 square-foot building to house the IBM Mid-American Employees Federal Credit Union. The building will be built on 9.4 acres of land west of West River Parkway.

1963 – 50 years ago


Three windows of the Healy Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery were damaged by a group of older youths drinking beer. The cemetery was littered with beer cans and the vandals also tipped over one cemetery vase.

Dr. Frank Krusen, who recently retired from the Mayo Clinic, has been named professor and head of the physical medicine and rehabilitation program at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

The new 'Agriculture Building' at Crossroads has opened with the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservations Service (ASCS) and Soil Conservation Services opening offices in the new Rochester building.

1938 – 75 years ago

Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, arrived in Rochester at 11:30 a.m. today and went directly to the home of Dr. and Mrs. William J. Mayo, where she will be a weekend guest while visiting her son, James, who is undergoing treatment at St. Marys Hospital. A crowd of about 250 people greeted Mrs. Roosevelt at the airport, where she was interviewed briefly and signed autographs before being driven to Mayowood.

Dr. Harold Ernberg, personal physician to Crown Prince Gustav Adolph and the Crown Princess Louise of Sweden, who were feted by thousands in Minneapolis, had a thrill added to the trip by a visit to the Mayo Clinic and its hospitals. Dr. Ernberg was guest of honor at a luncheon given at the University clubrooms of the Kahler Hotel by Dr. Henry Helmholz.

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