Rockford Area Historical Society News and Update

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 […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Rockford Educational  Leaders – Superintendents 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 E.J. McEwan as principal […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

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by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society 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 John […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society 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 […]