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May 16, 2019
Bruce Elliott will display his jitney bus during the Eighth Grade History Tour and share information about the history of the Yellowstone Trail, which passed right through Hudson’s Lakefront Park in the early 1900s. Photo courtesy of St. Croix County Historical Society
Historical Society seeks volunteers for 8th grade history tour
May 16, 2019 - 6:00am
April 26, 2019
An early photo from the celebration on May 2, 1918 which was declared Liberty Day in River Falls (World War I event). Part of the program was "leading driving speakers" of Doctor Charles Dawson, Sen. George Skogmo, Rose Cheney, Chris Wiger, and Professor Howard. Photo courtesy of  Dan Geister
From 'little park' to 'Veterans' Park,' historian shares local history
April 26, 2019 - 8:00am
April 15, 2019
SCVGS Board members invite you to their 40th anniversary celebration April 18. Pictured (from left): Myke Rachu, Mary Jane Bridge, Art Hawkinson, the late Nancy Hawkinson, Judy Olsen, Darcy Boock, Kathy Deiss and in front, Linda Johnson. Submitted photo
St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society to celebrate its 40th anniversary
April 15, 2019 - 9:00am
April 12, 2019
The River Falls Journal prints extensive news on the 1965 flooding in an April 22 publication. Pictured is the Hudson city garage, or Buckeye Garage Building, submerged in a few feet of water on First Street. This year the garage was surrounded by some water. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia
Hudson history: Flooding flashbacks and facts
April 12, 2019 - 8:00am
March 14, 2019
Dewayne Meyer is acknowledged at the Tuesday, March 5 Academy Farewell Open House. Meyer is the namesake of Meyer Middle School and was principal for 27 years. play button
'A great night to be a Wildcat': River Falls says farewell to Academy building
March 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
March 3, 2019
The River Falls Academy building has been standing on Fremont Street in River Falls since 1927. Now, the community has a chance to come together and say farewell. Photo courtesy of UWRF University Archives and Area Research Center.
RF says 'a hard goodbye' to Academy building
March 3, 2019 - 10:00am
November 2, 2018
Michael Norman is shown receiving the proclamation from Mayor Dan Toland. Also pictured is Theodore Tollefson, Editor-in-Chief of the Student Voice at UW-River Falls. Photo courtesy of City of River Falls Communications Manager Mary Zimmermann
Mayor declares Nov. 3 WRFW Day
November 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 31, 2018
The Kinney family of Badlands Sno-Park discovered a portrait of this girl in a family basement, and were searching for her identity. They now know she is a relative of John Hanson, one of the early owners of the land where Badlands is located. Submitted photo
'Creepy girl' finds her family
October 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 24, 2018
The Pierce County Historical Association recently moved to its Bay City location for a temporary new headquarters. David Clarey / Rivertown Multimedia
Pierce County Historical Association moves to new home
October 24, 2018 - 8:00am
October 15, 2018
The John Doar History Trail became the 576th addition to the Wisconsin Historical Society Historical Marker Program at a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at the New Richmond Civic Center. The program commemorates individuals, events,  buildings or sites of local, state or national prominence that contribute to Wisconsin's rich and informative historical heritage. (From left) Mary Zipperer, Robert Rice, MaryKay Rice, Christian Overland, Mayor Fred Horne. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia
Doar History Trail honored with state historical marker
October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
September 19, 2018
Tom Anderson is one of many volunteers who helped make Ryan Mayr's Eagle Scout project possible. He's shown here using a leaf blower to help clean off a grave. Graves also had grass the grass around them trimmed. Anderson said in this case the old saying "many hands make light work" was true as he and other volunteers worked Thursday, Sept. 6.
Local scout helps clean up historic cemetery for Eagle project
September 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
September 13, 2018
Grave markers at Glass Valley Cemetery, in the town of River Falls, range from very old to newer in appearance. The public was invited to a "Cemetery Walk" event Sunday afternoon, at which actors dressed up to portray a selection of people buried in the cemetery and bring some of their stories to life. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia.
Glass Cemetery brought to life
September 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
September 3, 2018
Inside the schoolhouse, original features can be seen everywhere: An image of President George Washington hangs on the wall, the lights have been untouched, the floor has not been replaced but restored and a small desk students used sits near the book shelves. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia
Saving history in a small town: Martell Schoolhouse hosts concert
September 3, 2018 - 7:00am
August 28, 2018
Pierce County Historical Association has moved from the Lawrence Photo Studio site in Ellsworth to the River Bluffs History Center site in Bay City (W6321 E. Main St.)
Pierce County Historical Association has moved
August 28, 2018 - 10:27am
March 6, 2018
The Swinging Bridge was recently added to the State Historic Registry. It spans the South Fork of the Kinnickinnic from Cascade Avenue to Glen Park. Photo courtesy of City of River Falls
Swinging Bridge added to state historic registry
March 6, 2018 - 7:49am