Founders Day | Dixon's Darkest Day

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2023 6:00 pm until Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2023 7:30 pm
Founders Day | Dixon's Darkest Day

Founder's Day special presentation

APRIL 11 | Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Don't miss this year's Founders Day event featuring guest speaker Tom Wadsworth as he takes us on a journey through the history of the Dixon Bridge Disaster.

This is a non-ticketed event and is open to everyone! Join us on April 11th at the Loveland Community Building.

It happened in 1873

Tom Wadsworth will tell the story of the Dixon, IL bridge collapsing -250 people plummeted into the Rock River, 44 of whom never made it back to the surface.

It was on May 4, 1873, when the Truesdell Bridge, the first iron bridge to stretch across the river, collapsed just a few years following its completion.

Everyone is invited to attend and light refreshments will be served! The program is free, donations are accepted.

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