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Centennial
Celebration and Homecoming

Historical and Program Book

1839 - Rockford Michigan - 1939
100 Years of Development

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
August 10, 11, 12, 13
1939

Price 25c



Table of Contents
Committee Chairmen - Page 1
Program - Page 3
Welcome - Page 5
Reminiscences of Laphamville, Now Rockford - Page 5
    By Embree B. Lapham, July 4, 1939

History of Rockford - Page 11
The Early History of Rockford - Page 15
History of the Wolverine Shoe & Tanning Corporation - Page 19
Julia A. Moore, the Sweet Singer of Michigan - Page 24
History of the Joshua Briggs Family - Page 26
History of Merritt Lamb Post No. 102 American Legion - Page 27
The City of Rockford, 1939 - Page 31
    By Kenneth Carr, City Manager

Exciting Times in Rockford - Page 33
Chronology of Rockford - Page 36
History of Rockford Public Schools - Page 37
History of the Boy Scout Movement in Rockford - Page 40
History of the Rockford Monday Club - Page 42
History of the Rockford Tuesday Club - Page 42
History of the Women's Relief Corps - Page 42
History of the Rockford Pilgrim Holiness Mission - Page 42
History of Rockford Oddfellow Lodge No. 247 - Page 43
History of Rockford Rebekah Lodge No. 145 - Page 43
History of the Rockford Masonic Lodge No. 246 - Page 43
History of Rockford Camp Royal Neighbors of America - Page 43
History of the Rockford Baptist Church - Page 44
History of the Rockford Congregational Church - Page 45
History of Algoma Grange No. 751 - No. 45
History of Rockford Methodist Church - Page 46
History of Rockford W. C. T. U. - Page. 46
History of Courtland Grange No. 563
History of Silver Lake Grange No. 723
 


Document Source: Centennial Celebration and Historical Homecoming Program Book, Rockford, Michigan, 1839-1939

URL: http://kent.migenweb.net//towns/rockford/centennial/index.html
Transcriber: Jennifer Godwin

Created: 4 February 2000[an error occurred while processing this directive]

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