Events in Rivers & Area
The following collection of dates and activities has been taken from
local histories with additional material from archival
maps, and contemporary newspaper reports.
A timeline is a useful way to establish a community’s
development, and a good way to note its highlights. All of this
information can be used to develop the kind of content that is helpful
in describing a community’s history through short, effective and
accurate texts that will be appropriate for educational support
materials, plaques, website content, and myriad other follow-up
The dates and activities have been presented in a decade-by-decade
format, which allows us to relive the past through the lens of the flow
of time; but it is important to note that pivotal events can also be
broadly grouped by major chronological periods in our history attached
to primary activities of a given era.
Browse the Timeline