Thursday July 18th 1907 citizens of Rockford lined up along the railroad tracks leading up to and after the new iron railroad bridge that was just completed. Men and women waved handkerchiefs while kids scurried to get a closer look at the bellowing steam engine as it brought the first passengers through Rockford. Plot maps of 1898 show the railroad not passing through Rockford, but going through Greenwood which was halfway between Rockford and Delano. Sometime between 1900 and 1906 the railroad started moving their tracks north to Rockford. Pictured is the depot which ideally would have been placed in Wright county but due to the high embankment was located just east of town.