Rochester, was a silver-mining town in Pershing County, Nevada, USA 110 mi east of Reno. It is now a ghost town. Lower Rochester is still accessible to visitors, but was destroyed by a wildfire in 2012. Rochester is the collective name for three different sites: Rochester Heights, Upper Rochester and Lower Rochester, spread out along a 3 mi stretch of Rochester Canyon; when gold was discovered here in the 1860s by immigrants from Rochester, New York, there was only one camp, at the upper end of the canyon. This became known as Rochester Heights. Exploration and mining was on a small scale from the 1860s, with the ore processed on a small scale, or shipped by wagon to larger towns for milling. Gold was discovered in this area by emigrants from Rochester, New York in the early 1860's, but it was not until a discovery by Joseph Nenzel of rich silver ore in 1912 that Rochester became a true boom town. By November 1912, as word of the find spread, people streamed into the area; the town expanded and Upper Rochester came into being, as well as the beginnings of what became known as Lower Rochester.
Rochester Heights was soon lumped in with Upper Rochester, those towns became collectively known as Old Town, with Lower Rochester being the new town. Rochester Canyon is a narrow canyon, with steep slopes on either side of the narrow canyon floor, so the camps tended to spread down the canyon, rather than outwards; as more and more people came to the area, the two camps soon boasted saloons and other businesses. Upper and Lower Rochester became thriving mining sites, with a population exceeding 1,500. Most of the commercial district was in Upper Rochester, with Lower Rochester having the mill and other mining support facilities; the town boasted of having The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1914, the Nevada Short Line Railway extended its tracks from Oreana, east of Rochester; the railway was operating up into Limerick Canyon from Oreana, but a spur was built which branched off into Rochester Canyon as far as Lower Rochester. In August 1915, the railway extended the tracks up the canyon through Upper Rochester to reach the mine at the end of the canyon, with the intention that the ore could be hauled down to the milling operations in Lower Rochester.
The operation of the railroad was undependable at best, however. Equipment difficulties and accidents, along with the vagaries of the management of the railway, meant that the mines could never depend on the railroad; the railway struggled to make a profit and to operate on a reasonable schedule through 1915 and into 1916, but the mines were not happy about the service. Having had enough, the mine announced in September 1916 that it would build a tramway from the mines down to the mill in Lower Rochester. By mid-1917, the tramway was in operation and the days of the Nevada Short Line were numbered, it again went into receivership in 1918, by 1919 it was shut down and the equipment was sold off. The rails were ripped up and gone by 1920. Transportation problems did not stop mining. Rochester as a town, began to wane after 1922, by 1926 the post office had closed, as had many businesses. After 1942, the mine was shuttered for long periods, operating only intermittently as silver and gold prices warranted.
Most people had left the area by 1951 and at best there was “caretaker” status by a few resolute souls who lived on and off in the few remaining buildings. In 1986, Coeur d'Alene Mines began large scale open pit mining operations beyond; this new operation has buried nearly all of Upper Rochester under large mine tailing piles. Lower Rochester still has many foundations and some wooden structures, one of, the remains of a large mill building. Additionally, the remains of the wood towers for the tramway can still be seen on the hillside, the old rail bed of the Nevada Short Line can be followed much of the way through the canyon. Rochester is at an elevation of 5,563 ft 110 miles east from Reno on Interstate 80. List of ghost towns in Nevada Rochester at ghosttowns.com Rochester on Google Maps Antelope Springs district at Mindat.org
History of Rochester, Kent
Rochester is a town and former city in Kent, England. It is located at the lowest bridging point of the River Medway about 30 miles from London; the town's location is due to the bridge. The source of the Romano-British name for Rochester, has been a matter of some debate; the name Durobrivae can be translated as "stronghold" or "fort" by the "bridge" or "bridges". This could have been a pre-Roman fort. No such fort has been discovered by archaeologists, but much of the land has been disturbed by the succeeding two millennia of continuous occupation. Alternatively, Durobrivae may refer to a small fort set up by Aulus Plautius, the general in charge of the first phase of the Roman conquest of Britain. More fundamentally, there was no bridge in AD 43; the Romans did bridge the river: see the article Rochester Bridge. The Roman pioneers may have built a pontoon bridge to supply the advancing army, replacing it with this permanent structure later; the alternative explanation notes that Durobrivae was recorded as Durobrovum and Durobrivis.
Either of these could be a Latinisation of the British word Dourbruf meaning "swift stream". The name is recorded as Durobrivis in around 730 and Dorobrevis in 844; the first of these was pronounced as "Robrivis". Bede copied down the name, c730, mistaking its meaning as "Hrofi's fortified camp". From this comes c730 Hrofæscæstre, 811 Hrofescester, 1086 Rovescester', 1610 Rochester. From Bede's time the name contained the Latin word castra, present in the names of many cities that were once Roman camps, it is assumed that Rochester was a fortified Roman town, but no evidence has been found of a formal fort. The Roman street pattern suggests that it was a line of shops and houses built alongside a road, the characteristic pattern of a vicus. Systematic fortification did take place after AD 175 and this of course was well before Bede's time; the Latinised adjective Roffensis refers to Rochester. Settlement in the area is first evidenced by the Neolithic Medway megaliths Kit's Coty House. Within the area of Rochester itself Belgic remains under the Roman levels were found in 1961 by R. E. Chaplin.
Coin dies suggest. Rochester was one of the two oppida of the Cantiaci tribe, the western administrative centre of the Celtic kingdom; the Celtic trackway which became Watling Street passed through on the current alignment: the geography of the Medway dictates the best crossing point. Permanent Roman occupation began with the Claudian invasion in AD 43; the precise route of the Roman advance has been debated. The Medway crossing was opposed, resulting in the Battle of the Medway, notable for taking two days, unusual for that period; the Kentish oppidum was transformed into the Roman settlement of Durobrivae. Its layout establishes the present High Northgate and Boley Hill; the Romans bridged the river at the same point as the present bridge, for Victorian engineers building the bridge discovered the Roman footings. There were nine piers of composite stone and rubble construction. On top of the piers longtitudinal timber beams provided the actual bridging structure, with cross planking to form the road surface.
They constructed a substantial causeway, 14 ft wide, over the marshy ground on the Strood Side of the river, extending from the river to the present day Angel Corner. In more settled times, the combination of transport links and the fertile Medway valley became the basis of a developed agricultural economy. Compared to the rest of the country there was a marked abundance of Roman villas lining the valley from Rochester down to Maidstone. During the 190s systematic earthen fortifications were established which were replaced in stone during the 220s; some of these stone defences are still extant. In AD 407, the last Roman legions left Britain. Following severe Saxon raids in 408 and 409, Honorius sent a letter in 410 to the cities of Britain urging them to look to their own defences. In 410, Rome itself fell. Although these dates mark significant changes, a protracted period of sub-Roman culture continued. Following the withdrawal of the legions, the defences of the British kingdoms suffered. In AD 449, the Jutish brothers Hengist and Horsa landed at Ebbsfleet or Milton Creek both.
The Britons were defeated at Aylesford, leading to the establishment of a Kingdom of Kent uniting Jutes and Saxons. The town of Rochester became the centre of the Cesterwara Lathe. By the early 7th century Rochester boasted a port reeve. In AD 560, King Ethelbert of Kent came to the throne of Kent. Around AD 600 he promulgated a code of about 90 laws defining punishments; the code was regarded as sufficiently significant that in the twelfth century they were written down in the Textus Roffensis, the "Book of Rochester". Although the only surviving copy is the Textus, the laws are referred to by both Bede and Alfred the Great. Æthelberht's laws are thought to be both the earliest law code of any kind in any Germanic language and their wording the earliest surviving document in the English language. In AD 597, Augustine of Canterbury established the See of Canterbury, in AD 604 sent Justus to found a cathedral and become the first bishop in Rochester, indicating the interest in the area on the pa
Rochester is a city in, the county seat of, Fulton County, United States. The population was 6,218 at the 2010 census. Rochester was laid out in 1835; the founder Alexander Chamberlain named it for his former hometown of New York. The Rochester post office was established in 1836; the Potawatomi Trail of Death came though the town in 1838. Rochester was incorporated as a city in 1853; the Lyman M. Brackett House, Fulton County Courthouse, Rochester Downtown Historic District, John W. Smith House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the listed Germany Bridge was located nearby. According to the 2010 census, Rochester has a total area of 5.801 square miles, of which 4.69 square miles is land and 1.111 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 6,218 people, 2,702 households, 1,650 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,325.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 3,211 housing units at an average density of 684.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 1.0% from other races, 1.2% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population. There were 2,702 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 38.9% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age in the city was 41.6 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 6,414 people, 2,757 households, 1,734 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,407.4 people per square mile. There were 3,188 housing units at an average density of 699.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 96.24% White, 0.59% Native American, 0.45% African American, 0.84% Asian, 0.86% from other races, 1.01% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.86% of the population. There were 2,757 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.1% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,424, the median income for a family was $41,949. Males had a median income of $31,446 versus $20,796 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,866.
About 7.8% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over. Located on the east side of Rochester, Lake Manitou is a popular place in the summer for boating and other water-related activities. Rochester has a branch of the Fulton County Public Library. National Register of Historic Places listings in Fulton County, Indiana Rochester Downtown Historic District Fulton County Courthouse Lyman M. Brackett House John W. Smith House Nicole Gale Anderson, actress Jorge Argüello, 2011-13 Ambassador of Argentina to the United States Otis R. Bowen, fourth United States Secretary of Health and Human Services was born nearby John Angus Chamberlain, sculptor Thurman C. Crook, one-term U. S. congressman Gene DeWeese, science fiction writer, was born in Rochester Ron Herrell, former member of the Indiana House of Representatives Elmo Lincoln, film actor and subject of the biography My Father, Elmo Lincoln: The Original Tarzan Ray Mowe, shortstop for the 1913 Brooklyn Dodgers Clyde Short, Chairman of the Kansas Democratic Party, 1934-1936 City website Rochester and Lake Manitou Chamber of Commerce Rochester Tourism City-Data.com
Rochester, New York
Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York. With a population of 208,046 residents, Rochester is the seat of Monroe County and the third most populous city in New York state, after New York City and Buffalo; the metropolitan area has a population of just over 1 million people. It is about 73 miles east of Buffalo and 87 miles west of Syracuse. Rochester was one of America's first boomtowns due to the fertile Genesee River Valley, which gave rise to numerous flour mills, as a manufacturing hub. Several of the region's universities have renowned research programs. Rochester is the site of many important innovations in consumer products; the Rochester area has been the birthplace to Kodak, Western Union, French's, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox, which conduct extensive research and manufacturing of industrial and consumer products. Until 2010, the Rochester metropolitan area was the second-largest regional economy in New York State, after the New York City metropolitan area.
Rochester's GMP has since ranked just below Buffalo, New York, while exceeding it in per-capita income. The 25th edition of the Places Rated Almanac rated Rochester as the "most livable city" in 2007, among 379 U. S. metropolitan areas. In 2010 Forbes rated Rochester as the third-best place to raise a family in the United States. In 2012 Kiplinger rated Rochester as the fifth-best city in the United States for families, citing low cost of living, top public schools, a low jobless rate. Rochester is a Global city with Sufficiency status; the Seneca tribe of Native Americans lived in and around Rochester until they lost their claim to most of this land in the Treaty of Big Tree in 1797. Settlement before the Seneca tribe is unknown. Development of Rochester followed the American Revolution, forced cession of their territory by the Iroquois after the defeat of Great Britain. Allied with the British, four major Iroquois tribes were forced out of New York; as a reward for their loyalty to the British Crown, they were given a large land grant on the Grand River in Canada.
Rochester was founded shortly after the American Revolution by a wave of English-Puritan descended immigrants from New England who were looking for new agricultural land. They would be the dominant cultural group in Rochester for over a century. On November 8, 1803, Col. Nathaniel Rochester, Maj. Charles Carroll, Col. William Fitzhugh, Jr. all of Hagerstown, purchased a 100-acre tract from the state in Western New York along the Genesee River. They chose the site because its three cataracts on the Genesee offered great potential for water power. Beginning in 1811, with a population of 15, the three founders surveyed the land and laid out streets and tracts. In 1817, the Brown brothers and other landowners joined their lands with the Hundred Acre Tract to form the village of Rochesterville. By 1821, Rochesterville was the seat of Monroe County. In 1823, Rochesterville consisted of 1,012 acres and 2,500 residents, the Village of Rochesterville became known as Rochester. In 1823, the Erie Canal aqueduct over the Genesee River was completed, the Erie Canal east to the Hudson River was opened.
In the early 20th century, after the advent of railroads, the presence of the canal in the center city was an obstacle. By 1830, Rochester's population was 9,200 and in 1834, it was re-chartered as a city. Rochester was first known as "the Young Lion of the West", as the "Flour City". By 1838, Rochester was the largest flour-producing city in the United States. Having doubled its population in only 10 years, Rochester became America's first "boomtown". In 1830-31, Rochester experienced one of the nation's biggest Protestant revivalist movements, led by Charles Finney; the revival has been noted as inspiring other revivals of the Second Great Awakening. A leading pastor in New York, converted in the Rochester meetings gave the following account of the effects of Finney's meetings in that city: "The whole community was stirred. Religion was the topic of conversation in the house, in the office and on the street; the only theater in the city was converted into a livery stable. Grog shops were closed.
Nurseries ringed the city, the most famous of, started in 1840 by immigrants Georg Ellwanger from Germany and Patrick Barry from Ireland. In 1847, Frederick Douglass founded the abolitionist newspaper The North Star in Rochester. Douglass, a former slave and an antislavery speaker and writer, gained a circulation of over 4,000 readers in the United States and the Caribbean; the North Star served as a forum for abolitionist views. The Douglass home burnt down in 1872, but a marker for it is found in Highland Park off South Avenue. Susan B. Anthony, a national leader of the women's suffrage movement, was from Rochester; the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote in 1920, was known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment because of her work toward its passage, which she did not live to see. Anthony's home is a National Historic Landmark known as the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House. At the end of the 19th century, anarchi
Rochester is a small town in country Victoria, Australia. It is located 180 km north of Melbourne with a mixture of rural and semi-rural communities on the northern Campaspe River, between Bendigo and the Murray River port of Echuca. At the 2016 census, Rochester had a population of 3,113; the area around the Campaspe River was known as Yalooka, which for thousands of years was home to the Pinpandoor, the local tribe of Aboriginees. Rochester was named after Dr John Pearson Rowe, who had a hotel here before the township was gazetted in 1855; the Post Office opened on 11 May 1863 and the town was reached by the railway line from Bendigo in 1864. The town is famous as the birthplace in 1904 of Australian racing and endurance cyclist, Sir Hubert Opperman, affectionately known as Oppy. There is a museum dedicated to Oppy in Moore street, a statue of him winning the 24-hour Bol D'Or race in Paris in 1928. On his 90th birthday Oppy donated one of his trusty Malvern Star bicycles to the museum. Agriculture plays an important part in the economy of Rochester.
Primary agriculture includes dairy, tomatoes and sheep. There are some grain and seed farms; the Murry Goulburn factory was a large employer, unfortunantly it closed late 2017. There are several other smaller industries, it has a co-educational public Primary and Secondary College with 470 pupils in 2004. Spare time in Rochester revolves around sport, with tennis, basketball, Australian rules football, lawn bowls and swimming all well supported; the town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Goulburn Valley Football League known as the Tigers, last won the GVFL premiership in 2012. Golfers play at the Campaspe Golf Club on the Northern Highway, or at the course of the Rochester Golf Club on Black Culvert Road; the town has its own railway station. Rochester was the birthplace of an acclaimed endurance cyclist and politician. Rochester is the birthplace of Mick Harvey, influential musician of The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. High intensity rainfall in January 2011 caused major flooding across much of the western and central parts of the Australian state of Victoria.
Rochester suffered the greatest flood in the town's history in January 2011. Around 80% of the town was inundated with water from the Campaspe River; the Campaspe reached a peak of 9.17m during the late afternoon of the 15th. Recordings at the Rochester Township station ceased on the morning of the 15th after it too was swallowed by the rising river. Many of the town's residents were evacuated to the town of Echuca, 30 kilometres to the north, with the military being called in to assist the evacuation of the Rochester hospital; the floods were the result of a large amount of rain falling into the Campaspe catchment at Lake Eppalock throughout the course of the week prior to the flood. Large volumes of water coursed down Eppalock's spillways directly into the Campaspe, directly affecting towns downstream. Media related to Rochester, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons
Rochester Red Wings
The Rochester Red Wings are a professional Minor League Baseball team based in Rochester, New York. The team plays in the International League and is the top minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins; the Red Wings play their home games in Frontier Field, located in downtown Rochester. Founded in 1899, it is the oldest continuously operating sports franchise in North America below the major league level. Since the widespread adoption of the minor league farm system in the 1920s, the Red Wings have been affiliated with only three Major League Baseball clubs, an unusually stable, 90-year history, they were a top farm team of the St. Louis Cardinals for 32 years spent 42 years as the top affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, they became the Triple-A affiliate of the Twins. The franchise played from 1929 through 1996 at Silver Stadium and moved to Frontier Field in 1997; the Red Wings, along with the Pawtucket Red Sox, hold the record for the longest professional baseball game, lasting a total of 33 innings and 8 hours, 25 minutes over the course of three different days.
The game was held at Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium, beginning on April 18, 1981. It was suspended just after 4 a.m. the next morning, Rochester lost, 3–2, when the game resumed on June 23. Baseball in Rochester dates back to 1877 with the "Rochesters" of the International Association, Rochester has had a franchise in the league now known as the International League as early as 1885. According to Rochester sports historian Douglas Brei, only six franchises in the history of North American professional sports have been playing in the same city and same league continuously and uninterrupted since the 19th century: the Rochester Red Wings, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, he reports that the Red Wings and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League are the only two franchises in North American professional sports to have captured a league championship in every decade of the 20th century. The current franchise has been playing in Rochester since 1899, when the team was known as the Rochester Bronchos and won the Eastern League championship in its inaugural season.
The Red Wings became the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1929. Aside from the affiliation, the Cardinals owned the Wings and their stadium known as Red Wing Stadium; the early years of the Cardinals and Red Wings saw the Red Wings much a power house, not unlike their parent club. The team was managed by Billy Southworth, from 1929–1931, the team won the International League championship. In a true statement of how dominant a team they were, they won 103 games in 1929, 105 games in 1930, 101 games in 1931; the team would remain competitive for many years, with 1935 and 1937 being the only years that they lost more games than they won. The return of Billy Southworth in 1939 brought another league championship to Rochester. Lean times were ahead for Rochester, with the 1940s finding the Red Wings on the bottom half of the standings. Former famed pitcher Burleigh Grimes couldn't change the team's fortunes, he lasted a little more than a half when he was replaced by Benny Borgmann. The team would capture three more league championships in the Cardinals era, those coming in 1952, 1955, 1956.
In the fall of 1956, the Cardinals ceased to operate the Red Wings and put both the team and the stadium up for sale. In response, Morrie Silver, a Rochester businessman, formed Rochester Community Baseball, Inc. and spearheaded a drive to sell shares in RCB to raise money to buy the Red Wings and Red Wing Stadium to ensure that the franchise would remain in Rochester. The attempt was successful as RCB purchased both entities from the Cardinals on February 27, 1957, in an event, dubbed the "72 Day Miracle". RCB, composed of fans of the team as shareholders, continues to own and operate the club to this day, making the Red Wings one of a few current American professional sports franchises that are publicly owned; the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League are the most notable example of this distinction. In 1959, the Red Wings were involved in one of minor league baseball's most infamous games. While playing in Havana, the Red Wings' July 25 game against the Havana Sugar Kings was interrupted at midnight by gunfire and fireworks in celebration of the 26th of July Movement.
Rochester's Frank Verdi, standing in as third-base coach in place of manager Cot Deal, ejected earlier in the game, was grazed by a bullet, as was Leo Cárdenas, the Sugar Kings' shortstop. Neither player was injured, but both the game and the series were canceled; the Wings remained St. Louis' affiliate until 1960, when the Red Wings moved on to become the top farm club of the Baltimore Orioles. After two straight fourth-place finishes, early exits from the playoffs, the Red Wings dismissed Clyde King, a hold over from the Cardinals era, as manager of the team, named Darrell Johnson in his place. Johnson never managed a finish better than fourth during his tenure, however, in 1964, with an 82-72 record, Johnson's Red Wings managed to win yet another championship, he was replaced by Earl Weaver. After two seasons, Weaver was brought up to manage the Baltimore Orioles, he was replaced by Billy DeMars, who lasted one season before being replaced by Cal Ripken, Sr. After two seasons, Ripken was replaced by Joe Altobelli.
Red Wing Stadium was renamed Silver Stadium in honor of Morrie Silver on August 19, 1968. From 1971-1976, the Red Wings never missed the playoffs, capturing two more league titles in the process in
The Dallas Rattlers are a Major League Lacrosse professional men's field lacrosse team based in Frisco, Texas starting in 2018. The franchise is a charter member of the MLL, operating as the Rochester Rattlers in Rochester, New York from 2001 to 2008 and 2011 to 2017. After the 2008 season, the team was dissolved; the Rattlers' staff and roster was transferred to the new Toronto Nationals franchise, the history and name of the Rattlers franchise remained in Rochester so that they could be used for a future MLL team. After a two-year absence of pro lacrosse, the Chicago Machine moved to Rochester to play the 2011 season under the Rattlers name. On November 16, 2017 it was announced that the franchise was relocating to Frisco, a northern suburb of Dallas, would be known as the Dallas Rattlers; the team is owned by Jim Davis and chairman of New Balance. In 2001 and 2002 the team played home games at Frontier Field, they played at Bishop Kearney Field from 2003 to 2005, moved into the new PAETEC Park in 2006.
In April 2015, negotiations between the Rattlers and Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester fell through, resulting in the team moving its home field to Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium on the campus of SUNY Brockport. They returned to the city of Rochester for the 2016 season, using Wegmans Stadium at the Aquinas Institute as their home field. In 2017, they announced a return to the city's professional soccer stadium, now under new ownership and known as Capelli Sport Stadium; the Rattlers made the playoffs in 2005 as a wildcard. They were the National Division champions in 2004. On June 16, 2007, the Rochester Rattlers won a 27–26 game over the Denver Outlaws in the highest scoring game in MLL history at INVESCO Field at Mile High. In 2008, the Rattlers won their first and only MLL championship by defeating the Philadelphia Barrage 16–15 in overtime in the semifinals and the Denver Outlaws 16–6 in the championship game. After the 2008 season, the team was dissolved and the rights to the team were sold to a Toronto, Ontario-based group on February 19, 2009.
The Rattlers' staff and roster was transferred to the new Toronto franchise, named the Toronto Nationals. On November 16, 2017 the league announced that the Rattlers would be relocating to the Dallas market for the 2018 season and become the Dallas Rattlers, it was announced that head coach Tim Soudan would not be joining the team in Texas and instead Bill Warder, a long-time assistant coach for the Rattlers, would be the head coach. Warder and the rest of the Rattlers would play and win their first game as the new Dallas Rattlers on April 21 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in a 15-9 defeat of the Chesapeake Bayhawks; the Rattlers would finish first place in the league at 11-3, becoming the first team since the 2015 New York Lizards to win a double-digit number of games. They finished a league-best 6-1 at their new home in Frisco, where they finished second place in the league in attendance. Five of the seven home games in the regular season were decided by one goal. On August 11, the Rattlers hosted their former in-state rival Lizards in Frisco.
The Lizards were the only team to defeat the Rattlers at home in the regular season, just two weeks prior. However, the Rattlers used a balanced attack and a crowd of over 6,000 people to fuel them to a 15-12 victory; the win lifted them to a championship game appearance in their first season in Dallas, fourth appearance in franchise history. The championship game was held on August 18 in South Carolina at MUSC Health Stadium; the Rattlers would face the third-seeded Denver Outlaws, who defeated the team in the 2014 championship game. After grabbing a 9-6 lead midway through the second quarter, Dallas would suffer a 15-minute scoreless drought while the Outlaws went on a 7-0 run; the Rattlers would never recover and ended up dropping the contest, 16-12. The night before, Bill Warder was named Coach of the Year, John Galloway was named Co-Goalie of the Year, Matt Dunn was named Defensive Player of the Year