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History of New Rockford: January 18, 2021


January 18, 2021

The Oct. 16, 1903, “Transcript” contained a lengthy background written by Rev. J.R. Beebe on establishing Phillips Academy in New Rockford. The Academy was named for Charles H. Phillips, who was born on Aug. 24, 1854, in Fairfax County, Va., but grew up on a farm near Cambridge, Ill. In 1885 he was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in North Carolina and immediately moved to the portion o...

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