Josiah Rowe III

Joe Rowe has occupied positions of leadership in the Fredericksburg community for more than 70 years. He was publisher of the Free Lance-Star from 1949 until 2010, and served the city as mayor from 1964 until 1972. Today, Mr. Rowe continues to share his extensive experience with civic organizations and the Fredericksburg Area Museum. Mr. Rowe was very involved in discussions regarding the Salem Church Dam proposal, the Embrey Dam removal effort, and the adoption of the city’s conservation easement.

Josiah Rowe Transcript

Biographical Information
Family History in the Meat Industry
Growing up during the Great Depression and life after WWII
Experiences on the Rappahannock River
Working for the Free-Lance Star
Mayor of Fredericksburg
Political Issues in regards to the Rappahannock River
Importance of the River today