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May 25, 2016
DeWayne Meyer, flying his principal’s desk in 1966. (River Falls Journal file photo.)
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
May 25, 2016 - 9:09am
May 20, 2016
Days Gone By: At the prom in 1966
May 20, 2016 - 8:55am
May 5, 2016
Above, Pat Wood, Dick Doetkott, Mike Fleming and Rita Murphy are busy building a float which will be entered by St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in the River Falls May Day-USA parade on May Day, April 29. 1956 Journal file photo.
Days Gone By: May Day - U.S.A. Way
May 5, 2016 - 1:57pm
March 30, 2016
The two Norwegian brothers opened this store just five years after they came to America.
Days Gone by--Norseng Brothers Store
March 30, 2016 - 1:59pm
March 26, 2016
Taken in 1918, pictured are, from left, Charles Petty and Mr. Davis, who was son of the railroad depot agent; at the work table are Tilly Betlach and Clara Morrow; ironing are Erma O’Rourke and two unnamed women. All photos are from the Area Research Center at UW-River Falls.
Days Gone By: Cooperative laundry formed in River Falls
March 26, 2016 - 11:27am
March 5, 2016
This photo shows the inside of the passenger office of the Omaha Depot -- as the train depot in River Falls was called -- in 1918. Submitted photos.
Days Gone By: Last train left town 50 years ago
March 5, 2016 - 11:52am
January 24, 2016
Submitted photos.
State Historical Society’s Wisconsin History Tour in Hudson
January 24, 2016 - 12:48pm
January 22, 2016
Officers of local youth hockey and soccer associations voted to spend money to help parents recognize and deal with possible drug use on the part of their children. From left, Chuck Bye and Craig Nelson of the Youth Hockey Association; and Bob Scott and Ed Paulson of the Wildcat Soccer program. Mike Firle of River Falls Soccer was also a part of the organization. (1986 Journal file photo.)
Days Gone By: Taking action against drugs in 1986
January 22, 2016 - 12:07pm
November 19, 2015
The Octagon House Museum begins its winter tour season at the annual Tour of Homes opening on Nov. 21 with the theme of “Comfort and Joy.”
Octagon House Museum opens for holiday season
November 19, 2015 - 12:43pm
September 11, 2015
Jeff Bjork photo.
Days Gone By: All class reunion: Who will be named king and queen?
September 11, 2015 - 2:50pm
September 10, 2015
Days Gone By: Tuesday Club circa 2003, celebrating 125th this year
September 10, 2015 - 12:05pm
August 29, 2015
The River Falls Tuesday Club will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in September.. Journal file photo.
Days Gone By: Tuesday Club carries on tradition of service to community
August 29, 2015 - 11:01am
August 24, 2015
When the Normal School burned in 1897, classes and administrative offices were moved to churches and other buildings throughout town. One of those used was the "Methodist-Episcopal" Church. It was so new at the time that it had not even been used for worship yet. (ARC photo).
Days Gone By: Community rallies, rebuilds Normal School
August 24, 2015 - 12:53pm
August 3, 2015
Almost immediately after George Theodore Smith purchased the brickyard in 1898 he received an enormous contract -- South Hall, which replaced the Normal School building which had been destroyed in 1897. Unfortunately after this, sales became harder. In order to dispose of his bricks Smith used them to build homes (two examples are just east of the Academy Building). The fine new homes sold well, allowing Smith to dispose of most of his bricks by this means. (Photo from ARC)
Days Gone By: Flourishing local brickyard burned in July of 1889
August 3, 2015 - 12:25pm
July 20, 2015
Prohibition was the dominant political issue in River Falls during the 1880s and 1890s. The above photo comes from a later period, showing the interior of the old Martin Wolff saloon, one of those which was part of the ongoing controversy at the end of the19th century. Today the building is the home of Glass Express, 202 N. Main Street. (ARC photo)
Days Gone By: Battle between ‘wets’ and ‘drys’ raged on and on
July 20, 2015 - 4:07pm