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  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    May 26, 2020
    The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village of Hills          Ranking second in size among Rock county villages is Hills, situated in the southern part of Martin township, two miles from the Iowa state line. It is located at the junction of the Great Northern and Illinois railroads, giving it transportation facilities excelled by no other town in the county excepting…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    May 19, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 05-14 edition) Dover (Denver)           One of the townships comprising the original Gregory township had seceded until with…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    May 12, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 05-07 edition) Rose Dell           The petition for the organization of Rose Dell township was presented by W. T. Vickerman and…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    May 05, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 04-30 edition) Riverside (Battle Plain)           In the early summer of 1877 Major D. E. Runnals and others asked that the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 28, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 04-23 edition) Mound           The grasshopper scourge of the early seventies had a depressing effect on the settlement of Rock…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 21, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 04-16 edition)   Albion (Springwater)           Late in March, 1874, the citizens of township 103, range 46, and of the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 14, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 04-09 edition) Vienna          The first step in the disintegration of Gregory township took place early in 1874, when Vienna…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 07, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 04-02 edition) Gregory (now Mound)           The whole north half of the county, which from the earliest days had formed a part…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 31, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 03-26 edition) Martin The southwestern corner township had only one and one-half sections of railway lands within its borders…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 24, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 03-19 edition) Kanaranzi          From early in 1871 the residents of the southeast corner township had been under the local…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 17, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 03-12 edition) Magnolia          The fourth township to set up a government of its own was Magnolia, which was set off from the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 10, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 03-05 edition) Beaver Creek          The third town to begin local government in Rock county was Beaver Creek. There was quite…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 03, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 02-27 edition)   Grant (Clinton)          Grant township, embracing the present precincts of Clinton and Kanaranzi, was created…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    February 25, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 02-20 edition) Luverne          The petition asking for the creation of Rock county’s first township was dated February 15,…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    February 11, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from last week’s edition — 02-06 — of the Rock County Star Herald)            A few months after the passage of this act the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    February 04, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878          When the early day settlers located in the unorganized county of Rock, it was attached to Jackson county for civil and judicial…
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