The 1965 Flooding of Crow River at Rockford
In 2019 – 2020, RAHS collected memories of the 1965 flooding of the Crow River here in Rockford. The projected was funded by a MN Small Legacy Grant. It’s an enjoyable, and somewhat surprising look at a piece of our history.
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We wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year! The year 2020 has been challenging to say the least. Here at the Ames-Florida-Stork House, those challenges included eliminating a staff position and, consequently, relying on our volunteer Board of Directors and the Community to help keep our ‘house in order’. Many improvements at the house and on the grounds have been accomplished. This summer the long-awaited exterior painting will happen and an exciting new project is in the works to make the house more visible from the street.
One of our 2021 goals is to increase membership; it is our members and volunteers who are the keys to our success and who take pride in helping to maintain and support this treasured local landmark. This support helps us in our mission of “the collection, preservation and dissemination of the history of the Rockford area”.
RAHS Board of Directors
Kevin Koehler, Bonnie Maue, Annette Tryon, Michelle Bartlett, Glen Hohenstein, Jan Lemmage, Nikki Nute, Jeff Nute
Volunteers are essential to the Rockford Area Historical Society. Whether you enjoy gardening, working with people, doing research, or are interested in serving on the organization’s Board of Trustees, there are plenty of volunteer options available. The assistance volunteers give allows the Historical Society to provide visitors with an exceptional experience. Opportunities are available weekly, monthly or seasonally.
- May 21 - May 31
Early picture of the Rockford Lumber Mill which was on the west side of the Crow River. For reference this…
M. D. Stanley was a barber in Rockford from about 1900-1950. His shop was located on the SE corner of…
Travel through town during the flood was only by boat in some areas. Looking back on the left is Rev…
The Lake Sarah Pavilion hosted Sunday dances from the 1940’s into the 1960’s. The Mitchell family ran the dance hall…
In 1940, the train depicted crossing the bridge ran between St. Paul-Minneapolis and Enderlin ND, train numbers 105 & 106,…