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Thomas Weber

Freelance Writer

Thomas Weber is a former Post Bulletin reporter who enjoys writing about local history.

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Rochester's first municipal golf course was created on an old cow pasture.
Following his role in one of sport’s most notorious scandals, Charles “Swede” Risberg rebuilt his life—after his lifetime ban from Major League Baseball—right here in Rochester.
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One car may not have made a big difference, but it did make a significant symbolic donation.
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A gimmick of an event helped build the membership of the fledgling Rochester Civic Association.
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A decision to route the railroad south through Claremont doomed the town of Rice Lake, which had been hopeful in the 1850s.
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Beatty's fame began when he sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a ship not built for such journeys.
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Rochester fans of the Beach Boys had to get out the galoshes and snow shovels when the legendary band brought its summertime music to town.
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The stage is huge, there’s plenty of legroom in the rows of seating, and the view from every seat is perfect.
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Though the retailer is long gone, it opened at a pivotal point for the city.
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“Early this morning, the work of decorating the business houses was begun, and by 10 o’clock, Broadway and other public thoroughfares of the city presented a gay and holiday attire,” declared the Olmsted County Democrat newspaper on Oct. 6, 1892.