Gas tanks built by Rockford Gas Light & Coke Company on South Avon Street, built in 1928-1929, razed in 1962 by its successor, Central Illinois Electric and Gas Company

Source: Rockford Republic, May 29, 1928 and Rockford Register-Republic, January 5, 1962

Steam plumes from the two towers at the Byron Nuclear Power Plant, photo taken from the Jefferson Street Bridge, 17 miles upstream as the crow flies


One can just make out the two plumes of steam from the two towers. Note the State Street, Chestnut Street and railroad bridges in the photo, as well as the News Tower and the Founders Landing Building at Davis Park.

Source: Photographed from the Jefferson Street Bridge, August 26, 2021, by Jean Lythgoe

Home Rule Vote on March 20; “Who We Are and Who We Want to Be” – Winter 2018

Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Winter 2018, Volume 15, No. 1, p. 208, by Tom McNamara

Works Progress Administration [WPA] Writers Program, Rockford

Copyright 1941 by the City of Rockford, Illinois

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Sample of style of History of Rockford

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