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Potato donuts 20 cents a dozen in 1935

1985 – 25 years ago

Mayo Clinic announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Scanlon to the thoracic disease and internal medicine department. Scanlon interned and was a resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A 3-bedroom, 1 ½-bath house with new carpeting and paint and a fenced-in backyard on 15th Avenue Northwest in Rochester is priced at $59,900.

1960 – 50 years ago


Colorful plaid pedal pushers are on sale at Kresge’s for 88 cents a pair. Fruit of the Loom striped polo shirts also are 88 cents each.

1935 – 75 years ago

What is believed to be the first Navy recruiting office ever to be opened in Rochester has been established in the post office building. Chief Machinist’s Mate R.B. Johnson is in charge.

A public health lecture on adequate care of the expectant mother was given by Dr. A.B. Hunt in the lobby of the Mayo Clinic.

Potato donuts are 20 cents a dozen at the Federal Bake Shop. Fresh devil’s food, spice, white and coconut cakes are 23 cents each.

In the nation's history books

1945 - U.S. B-29 bombers launch incendiary bomb attacks against Japan, killing 80,000 people and leaving one million homeless in Tokyo.


1995 - The United States and its allies sign a deal to supply North Korea with two nuclear reactors.

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