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Title to Mayowood signed over


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Last October members of the History Center of Olmsted County voted unanimously to transfer to the title of Mayowood over to Mayo Clinic. That landside vote brought us to today, a ceremonial signing between the Mayo Clinic and History Center of Olmsted County.

"Preserving our past is vital to our future both as an organization and as a community. We have much to learn from our past and even more to accomplish going forward together," Said Dr, Jon Noseworthy, President and CEO of Mayo Clinic

Upon the completion of two million dollars in repairs and restoration, the title will officially transfer to Mayo Clinic.

"Mayo Clinic will own the property and will be responsible for the maintenance and the restoration and the historical society will continue to run the tours," Said James Lundgren, Executive Director of The History Center of Olmsted County

A partnership that will continue to bring this treasured history to the public for many years to come.

"It's really the start of a fourth era for the property, the first era being the creation of the estate by Dr. Charlie. The second era being when it transferred to the next generation and was operated by his son Dr. Chuck, and the third era was when it was willed to the historical society back in the 1960s"said Lundgren

And now the Mayo clinic will continue that, preserving a Rochester icon and keeping the vision of the Mayo's alive.

"Charlie viewed himself in addition to the medical side he was very much interested in nature as well as agriculture. There is a quote from him that he said many years ago where he said "A farmer is someone who makes his money on the farm and spends some of it in town. An agriculturalist is someone who makes their money in town and spends it on the far," Said Lundgren

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