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Patient No. 28 checks in at Mayo

1986 — 25 years ago

The Dodge County Courthouse has recently completed an interior facelift with a $265,000 remodeling project. The Dodge County Courthouse is the oldest working courthouse in Minnesota. It was built in 1865 and is listed in the Register of Historic Places.

1961 — 50 years ago

After being on roller skates for 76 ¾ hours, two farm youths were persuaded by friends and sponsors of the event to end their endurance marathon at Belle Creek Gardens Roller Rink, 17 miles north of here, and split the prize money. All other contestants had long since dropped out leaving only David Thoreson, 19 or rural Zumbrota, and William Engel, 21, of rural Welch.

Dr. C.W. Mayo will be one of the featured speakers at the medical seminar for aviation medical examiners in Rochester this week. Subjects included medical testing for pilots, aviation physiology, pulmonary disease, drugs and neurological problems in aviation personnel.


Joe Schwab Realty has a 3 bedroom home in north east Rochester with a dining room, recreation room, 2-car garage and many other features for $25,700.

1936 — 75 years ago

Peter O’Dea, of Winona, is recovering in Rochester from surgery. He was first registered as patient No. 28 at Mayo Clinic in July, 1907, the month the clinic's numbering system was started. The number (in 1936) was approaching 953,000 and was expected to pass 1 million in 1937.

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