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2006 Greater Rolfe Days Parade

1990 Greater Rolfe Days

1970s Rolfe Movies

The Mortensen Films
R
alph O. Mortensen shot home movies of school activities when he was superintendent of the Rolfe Community School District in the mid-1950s.

A Portrait of Main Street Pocahontas
I
n the early 1990s, Ruth Ahlrichs, director of the Pocahontas Public Library, had a vision for producing a video about the town, focusing on the history of its Main Street district. She had already done a lot of research and collected old photographs. Then in 1992, she contacted Helen Gunderson, who grew up on a farm between Rolfe and Pocahontas, and they collaborated to conduct oral history interviews and produce the program, which is based on those interviews. It was supported in part by a grant from the Iowa Humanities Board.

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Chorus and Band at 2005 RHS All-class Reunion
A
t the evening program of the 2005 RHS all-class reunion, the community band accompanied a large crew of cheerleaders and the crowd for the "Rolfe Loyalty." Later the band concluded the evening with another rousing round of the school song.

A Collection of Home Movies and Video
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n 2008 when Deane Gunderson (RHS 1935) celebrated his 90th birthday, one of his daughters, Helen Gunderson, edited home movies and videos for the celebration. He died on July 1, 2010. Helen's vision was that the clips would not focus Deane specifically but show him in the context of his farm, family, friends, and the Rolfe community and allow others a view not only of Deane but perhaps of themselves.

1970s Rolfe movies
F
rom about 1972 to 1973, Helen Gunderson filmed Super8 movies in Rolfe and the nearby area. Then in February 2012, she made this 10-minute YouTube video, editing digital transfers of the footage and adding music. There are scenes of Rolfe's highly successful girls basketball, homecoming parades, the public swimming pool, and a bit of other fun.

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