The below newspaper articles cover some of the more important history of the River Ridge farm. In addition to the highlighted articles referenced here, I believe the reader will also enjoy scanning each newspaper page for other noteworthy articles and the old advertisements for fun.
The following articles are about the sale of the River Ridge Farm to the White Fathers.
The following articles are about the daughter (Josephine Heathcote Haskell) of Josephine Sibley Heathcote suing her mother. She attempted, unsuccessfully, to stop the sale of River Ridge claiming that she had first option to purchase the River Ridge estate. Why the mother would rather sell the estate to the White Fathers than keep the estate in the family is currently a mystery to this author.
The following article is about the auction that was held after the sale of River Ridge. They auctioned off the entire contents of the mansion.
The following articles are about the White Fathers’ sale of the River Ridge estate to Life Ministries. Notice the change in the name of the newspaper from the “The Oil City Derrick” to just “The Derrick”.
The following articles are about Life Ministries, the current owner of River Ridge Farm mansion.
The below articles are about the sale of River Ridge land to the River Ridge Development Company.