Three things you didn’t know about Riverton

This just in, from the Watertown Republican. (Watertown, Wis.) June 27, 1877.


I’d pay a nickel to see that chicken.


And this breaking news from The Morning Call, San Francisco, April 1, 1894.

$2,500 in 1894 → $68,854.40 in 2017

(according to this inflation calculator )

And finally, this article from the Philadelphia Inquirer, March 8, 1889, tells of an indoor football game between the Riverton team and the University of Pennsylvania. See the entire article here.



Just a few historic examples of our “unique” town

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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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