Veterans Who Have Passed–John “Jack” W. Egler

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 7, 2022.

Veterans Who Have Passed–George Moate

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 15, 2022.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Kenneth “Ken” E. Beeman

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 13, 2022.

Michaels closes its doors September 29, 1997

Source: Rockford Register Star  Monday September 29, 1997 pg.1 and pg.6

1912 Photo of Rockford Tool Company and Rockford Milling Machine Company (Sundstrand)

Front Row (L to R): Tolf, Gunnard Erickson, Elmer Hendrickson, Emil Monson, Carl Dahlgren, Swan Anderson, Gust H Ekstrom, Janson.

Second Row: Wally Johnson, Lewis Monson, Unknown, Oscar Floody, George Carlson, Eddie Monson, Roy Foody, Rudy Swanson, Ted Johnson.

Third Row: Charlie Danielson, Arnstron, Ray Wahlstrom, Gustafson, Anderson, Gottfred Johnson, Anderson, Carl Adolphson, Gilly Arnquist, Edwin Cedarleaf, John Grice.

Fourth Row: Bror Cedarleaf, Unknown, Oscar Johnson, Ivar Johnson, Broad, Carl Olson, Larry Johnson, Fred Johnson.

Source: Sundstrand Association 50th Anniversary 1927-1977  R 360.77331 Sundstrand

“Be True,” 117 S. 3rd St., north facing, Luna Datura’s Curious Gifts, by Sam Kirk, 2021 CRE8IV murals

Be True, 2021

This piece was created for the Cre8IV @gorockford Mural Festival in Rockford, IL. The mural is a celebration of many communities, but the LGBTQ community is the central focus in this one. When creating this I was inspired by those who live life true to who they are, no filters, no limitations. Sam Kirk, http://iamsamkirk.com/

Photo source: gorockford.com