Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society  Let’s begin with the answer to the last “Nugget of Rockford History” question. The only Rockford varsity football team to win all of their games was the 1962 group. All other teams in our history had a loss or a tie. Today, because of the Michigan High […]

Public invited to museum informational meeting

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As progress continues toward the creation of a new Rockford Area Museum (RAM), members of the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) are seeing that interest in the project is growing tremendously. Instead of encountering people who are surprised to learn that Rockford even has a museum, as has often happened in the past, RAHS members […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

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by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society A major goal of the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) is to preserve the history of our Rockford area and to make it available to people of all ages. One very important way of presenting our history is by collecting all kinds of material and then displaying […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

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by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Additional information has come in on the Saint Bernard, Thor. In case readers were wondering, he was named after the Norse god of thunder. I have also learned that Thor sometimes sat in the middle of the intersection of Courtland and Main streets and chewed on the […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Frances Carlson stands next to Thor, a Saint Bernard.

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Several weeks ago, my friend Shirley Norman mentioned that she and some friends had been reminiscing about Thor and thought that his history might make for an interesting column. I knew who Thor was and remembered seeing him often when first coming to Rockford in 1960. He […]