Northwestern Bolt Works

Source: 1872-73 Rockford City Directory, page E in front and also on page 37

Wilkins and Marcellus, proprietors, have enviable position in their line.

Burned down “Shortly ago” and was rebuilt in 30 days

Manufacture all kinds of carriage, plow and machine bolts, and also hot pressed nuts.

*Manufactory, Water Power indicates a factory in the Water Power District on the West Side of the Rock River, south of the Railroad Bridge and north of the Morgan St. Bridge.  There was a race, i.r. a man-made canal area where water was diverted from the river and a mill, and these generated power.  Mill St. and Race St. were in this area and still are.  Many factories were located there.


Rockford Labor News, page 3 – Friday, Oct. 27, 1972

Source:  Rockford Labor News, Friday, Oct. 27, 1972, Vol. LVIII, No. 43

“Wagon Wheel casino dead issue” – 1994

Source:  Rockford Register Star 12/16/1994

“Mischievous feline gets blame for blaze” – 1980, West Suburban Fire Dept.

Source:  Sunday Rockford Register Star, Sept. 28, 1980

James B. Warmoth Sr. – 2003, obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 3/16/2003