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  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historical Society President
    July 11, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 18, 1924:   ROCK COUNTY AS IT WAS FIFTY ODD YEARS AGO   Being a Paper on Pioneer Life as Read by Representative J.N. Jacobson at Hills Old Settler’s Re-Union   Permanent settlement began in the southwest corner of the county in 1876. A few years before that time, trappers had operated in the county, visiting streams for the taking of pelts…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    July 04, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 24, 1924:   COUNTY SCHOOLS RECEIVE STATE AID APPROPRIATION County Auditor Olaf Skyberg this week received notice from State Auditor Chase as to the amount of state appropriation as school aid which Rock county will receive. This sum is $11,113.20 which makes $4 for each of the 2,640 pupils in Rock county schools. In addition to this, the…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    June 27, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 17, 1924:   MANY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PUBLIC CHEST CLINIC   Total of Thirty-Nine Persons Undergo Examination by Drs. Slater and Britt   A total of thirty-nine people took advantage of the opportunity for examination at the chest clinic held Wednesday at the Armory under the direction of Drs. Slater and Britt, of the Southwestern Minnesota…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    June 20, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 3, 1924:   POPULAR ENTERTAINERS TO BE HERE FOR ONE WEEK   Clint and Bessie Robbins and company Coming to Palace Theatre Monday Evening With New Repertoire   Clint and Bessie Robbins and their company, longtime favorites of Rock county theatre goers, will open a week’s engagement at the Palace Theatre next Monday, October 6th. The opening…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    June 14, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on September 12, 1924:   LUVERNE PLANS FOR DEFENSE TEST DAY   Local Committee Completes Arrangements for Fitting Observance of Day This Afternoon   CO. H TO BE RECRUITED TO FULL WAR STRENGTH   Parade at 3 0’Clock will be Followed by Speech, Music and Exhibition Drill at Fair Grounds   Today is Defense Day, and it will be observed in Luverne this…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    June 07, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on August 29, 1924:   ROCK COUNTY USED 1,223,002 GALLONS OF GASOLINE IN 1923   Report of State Oil Inspection Department Shows Rock County Generous Buyer of Gas Rock county used 1,223,002 gallons of gasoline during 1923, according to the annual report of the division of oil inspection of the Dairy and Ford Department. In addition to this quantity…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    May 31, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on August 22, 1924:   (Continued from last week)   OLE-TIMER RECALLS THE DAYS OF THE EARLY ’70s   Collin Estey had the first pre-emption along the Rock river valley in Rock  county. Mrs. Deborah Estey, her six sons, Amos, Collin, Orville, Al and Byron and two daughters.  Ruth Estey Ferguson and Hulda, came here from time to time during the years…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    May 23, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on August 22, 1924:   OLE-TIMER RECALLS THE DAYS OF THE EARLY ‘70S   George DeForce Returns here After Absence of Forty-Eight Years — And, Becomes Reminiscent.   George DeForce, who first came to Rock county with his parents fifty-two years ago, returned here last week after an absence of forty-eight years, and expects to again make his home here.…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    May 16, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on August 12, 1924:   BUILDING FOR HEALTH EXHIBIT REST ROOM AT COUNTY FAIR   Three Organizations Unite for Construction of Exhibit Building and Rest Room at Fair Grounds Under arrangements completed this week, the Rock County Chapter of American Red Cross, the Rock County Public Health association and the Rock County Agricultural society will…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    May 02, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 11, 1924:   HARDWICK’S TWO BANKING INSTITUTIONS CONSOLIDATE   Farmers State Bank Takes Over Business of Security State Bank and Stockholders Pool Interests   The consolidation of Hardwick’s two banking institutions, which had been under consideration for sometime, was fully agreed upon at a joint meeting of the stockholders held Saturday…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    April 25, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 30, 1924:   THREE ARE ARRESTED FOR ASHCREEK BANK ROBBERY   Members of Notorious Gang Are Apprehended and Positively Identified at Sioux Falls   Largely through clever work on the part of C. D. Brown, of St. Paul, who has been the directing head of the criminal detection department of the Minnesota Bankers’ association for many years, three…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    April 19, 2016
    (The following is the last half of the article from last week’s “Bits by Betty.”)   The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 23, 1924:   BANDITS ROB ASHCREEK STATE BANK   Secure $700.00 in Currency and Few Liberty Bonds in Daring Day-Light Hold Up   GEO. M. LaDUE FORCED INTO BANK’S VAULT   Robbers Consist of Four Men Who Come and Disappear in New Buick Automobile Shortly before two…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    April 11, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 23, 1924:   BANDITS ROB ASHCREEK STATE BANK   Secure $700.00 in Currency and Few Liberty Bonds in Daring Day-Light Hold Up   GEO. M. LaDUE FORCED INTO BANK’S VAULT   Robbers Consist of Four Men Who Come and Disappear in New Buick Automobile About $700 in currency and several Liberty bonds were obtained in a daring day-light robbery of the…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    April 04, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 16, 1924:   OLD CO. A BOYS TO HOLD RE-UNION HERE MAY 27   Committee in Charge of Arrangements Wants Every Member to be Here for a Day of Pleasure   Plans are being made for a re-union of the members of the old Company A. 136th Infantry, which is to be held in this city on Tuesday, May 27th. A committee of George M. LaDue, P. K. Myers and…
  • March 28, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 18, 1924:   DRIVE FOR SALVATION ARMY FUND UNDERWAY   Annual Campaign to Raise funds for Support of Mercy Workers Started Wednesday   LOCAL COMMITTEE OF FOUR PLACED IN CHARGE   Receipts to Go Into General Fund of Organization to Aid the Homeless and Unfortunate The annual Salvation Army drive in this county commenced Wednesday, and is under…
  • March 21, 2016
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on March 28, 1924:   RELIEF FOR STARVING CHILDREN OF GERMANY   People of Rock county Asked To Help In Saving Two Million Kiddies Facing Starvation   COUNTY-WIDE DRIVE FOR FUNDS SOON TO BE MADE  Mayor Leach Appoints committee, With A. O. Moreaux as Chairman to Conduct Mercy Work   A drive to raise a fund of $1,000 to aid in the relief of starving…
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