Celebrating Riverton’s heritage

October 19, 2019

Bob Thurow tells of the story of the Harley family, who occupied the property that is now the Thurow farm on Chauvez Road.

Some of Rita Johnson’s eight children pose at the bench dedicated to their mother.

Celebrating Riverton’s heritage

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

RIVERTON TOWNSHIP — Dozens of people attended Riverton Township Heritage Day today at the Riverton Township Hall on Hawley Road. The event celebrated the $40,000-plus renovations of the hall. During the event a bench was dedicated to the memory of the late Rita Johnson, who served as township clerk for over 30 years. Special historic displays were on exhibit at the town hall and cemetery tours featured some of the the township’s pioneer families.






Willie VanNortwick, 96, looks over photos of Rev. John Christiansen, who is buried in the Center Riverton Cemetery.

Josie Schwass talks about her family’s Riverton Township heritage.

A bench was dedicated to the memory of former clerk, the late Rita Johnson.


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