As I Remember…The Celebration of a Community. A collection of interviews with Renville area residents compiled in connection with the celebrations of the Community’s Centennial in 1978. Edited by Patricia Buschette Artwork by Dona Larkin. It has been 100 years since that day in September 1878 when the community named in honor of an Indian-French fur trader, Joseph Renville, was platted. The community has grown from those first houses along Main Street to our present community of fine housing, prosperous agricultural and Main Street businesses, and expanding industry. But does this definition of community stop with dates, descriptions of houses and the presence of physical and economic growth? Those are the beginnings….This book includes information on the historic sites of the city of Renville, interviews with long-time residents, early business histories, sketches by Dona Larkin and more.