Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Update

June 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Last week’s “Nugget of Rockford History” question solicited many correct answers and also brought out a lot of information. So far, 18 people have contacted me,  and all of them knew that Clayton Cahill was the well-known Rockford constable who had a bear caged on his property on Jericho Street. But the [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Rockford Educational  Leaders – Superintendents Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Construction on Rockford’s first high school began in 1869 and was completed in 1870. Students, however, did not begin to attend the building until the fall of 1871. At that time my research shows that O.O. Fletcher replaced [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

February 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill My writing this week will be devoted mostly to sharing some information about the history of the Rockford area. I call this a “Did YouKnow” column. Did you know: • Smith Laphams’ daughter, Amy Ann, was Rockford’s first school teacher. • Fremont Street was named after [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle One area of our museum expansion projects that has been getting a lot of action recently is the planning of the exhibits to be featured. Jerry Adams from Media Rare in Grand Rapids has been a consultant for our project and has designed the new displays. Members of the Rockford Area Historical Society [...]
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