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from Judi Chiri-Mulkey

 

photo furnished by Marvin Rambish

 

 

 

 

 

Two-story house once owned by Trodgen family and Sue Rambish Lucker


Rockvale celebrated its centennial in 1986
 
photo furnished by Alice Orsi Thomas

 

 

On September 13, 1986, Rockvale turned 100 years old and celebrated with a parade, a 10k run, hay ride, horseshoe pitching contest, and a coal shoveling contest.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Walker were Grand Marshals of the Rockvale Centennial Parade on September 13, 1986.

photo furnished by Alice Orsi Thomas

 

 

 

1986 - Rockvale Days

 

(above l-r) Evelyn Lawson (Walker's daughter), Elsie Walker, Dawn Walker, and Marshall Walker, Sr.

 

photo furnished by Lorraine Veltri

 

 

 

 

John (Slim) Morello drives sheriff candidate Norton in 1986 Centennial celebration parade.

 

photo furnished by Lorraine Veltri

 

 

Alfred Trogden, portraying a coal miner with coalminer's lunch bucket, and Pauline Trogden rides on float. Old coal stove rides on back of float.

 

furnished by Alice Orsi Thomas

 

 

 

 

Grand Marshals of the 1987 Rockvale Days Parade were Mr. and Mrs. John Orsi. Delbert Trodgen, mayor, is the driver.

 

photo furnished by Alice Orsi Thomas

 

1987 Rockvale Days Parade

 

Grand Marshall car heads parade down streets of Rockvale during the 1987 Rockvale Days celebration.

 

photo furnished by Lorraine Veltri

 

 

 

Buckey Wyatt rides little tractor in front of fire truck

 

photo furnished by Alice Orsi Thomas

 

 

 

Spectators watch 1987 Rockvale Days Parade

 

info furnished by Alice Orsi Thomas
Rockvale Days--1988
 

info furnished by Alice Orsi Thomas

 

furnished by Alice Thomas

 

photo furnished by Lorraine Veltri

 

 

 

Pete Gherna riding in white Corvair displaying U. S. flag

 

photo furnished by Alice Orsi Thomas

 

 

Rockvale Days - 1999

 

Rockvale Community Club's Booth

(l-r) Donna Walker, Alice Thomas,  Mary Horvath,  Mary Ann Walker is seated in front, and Ella Garner is standing

 

The celebration of "Rockvale Days" ended in 2002. The celebration became known as "Coal Camp Days" and now includes the towns of Rockvale, Coal Creek, and Williamsburg.