Lost Rochester, Minnesota
Rochester is synonymous with one of its most famous landmarks, the Mayo Clinic, but there's so much more to the Med City. It began as a frontier town, struggling to make its mark in a sparsely populated wilderness. By the late nineteenth century, Rochester had expanded into a vibrant city, rich with business, educational and cultural opportunities.
Rediscover the Dubuque Trail and the beautiful summer lake retreats, along with the Cook Hotel, the Central Fire Station and more. Author Amy Jo Hahn uncovers the lost beginnings of Rochester and brings the stories of this unique place to life.
About Amy Jo Hahn (Twin Cities, Minnesota Author)
Amy Jo Hahn is a native of southeast Minnesota. She grew up in Harmony, a small rural town about an hour south of Rochester, and resides in Rochester.
She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Winona State University, a master’s degree in mass communication from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and a historic preservation certificate from Bucks County Community College where she was awarded the college’s Historic Preservation Award.
She has worked as a magazine editor, television news producer, online content writer, and as a communications consultant for the Mayo Clinic Office of Patient Education where she won several National Health Information Awards during her tenure. She has published several historical articles and is also a published romance author.