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Last Goodhue County Civil War veteran dies in 1937

1987 — 25 years ago

The Rochester Mustangs will host the University of Minnesota junior varsity hockey team in an exhibition game at the Rochester-Olmsted Recreation Center.

Rochester’s Dean Kaump has been elected general chairman of Minnesota Swimming Inc. The organization has more than 5,000 college, high school and youth swimmers.

The former Fillmore County jail in Preston will soon become a bed-and-breakfast.

1962 — 50 years ago


The exterior of the $100,000 convent addition to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at Wabasha is done, and the unit is expected to be ready for occupancy by Christmas. There are 30 rooms for the staff, which numbers 22. Most of the rooms overlook the Mississippi River.

People interested in attending former president Dwight Eisenhower's appearance and speech in downtown Minneapolis may call the GOP headquarters if they need arrangements to get there.

The winners of the St. Charles bicycle rodeo are Terry Kroning, 11, and Roger Younger, 11. Both boys had perfect scores. The rodeo is a series of tests that stress bicycle skill and safety.

1937 — 75 years ago

The death of Charles E. Leach, of Zumbrota, marked the death of Goodhue County’s last Civil War veteran. Leach, who was 94 and followed the flag from Bull Run to Appomattox, was one of only a few surviving veterans of the Civil War in the country. During the war, he was wounded twice and bullets passed through his uniform on several occasions. Among his battle sites were Fredericksburg, where the ranks of blue were rolled back amid heavy slaughters, at Chancellorsville, where Stonewall Jackson fell, and at Gettysburg, where the Confederate Army was driven back in defeat.

Girls at Rochester High School have formed hockey and baseball teams. Miss Isabel McElwee will coach the hockey teams, and girls baseball will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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