Days Gone By (May 12)
The History of the Growth of River Falls
Note to readers: This week's column and photo were provided by River Falls historian Dan Geister. Look for more history in next week's River Falls Journal.
Education has been always important. In 1855, a school district was officially organized. The Academy, the area's only college prep school was opened in 1856. In 1865 the school district bought the Academy for $1,500 to use as the public school.