Tina Turner performed at the MetroCentre in Rockford on Saturday, January 22, 1983.
Enjoy these newspaper advertisements, photographs, and an article of the event.
Source: Rockford Register Star, January 21, 1983, page 22.
Source: Rockford Register Star, January 23, 1983, page 6. Photography by Brad Burt.
Source: Rockford Register Star, January 24, 1983, page 2. Photography by Brad Burt.
Source: Pat Cunningham, Rockford Register Star, January 26, 1983, page 9.
Photographed by Jean Lythgoe, November 16, 2021
Source: mystateline.com, October 20-21, 2022
Baseball Team Rides in the City’s First Gasoline-Driven Truck
The Ironbrew Bottling works owned the first gasoline driven truck in Rockford-a two-cylinder Rapid dated 1906. Members of the old Maroon baseball team are passengers in the truck, among them Hal Carlson, later a big league player, and Hilding Nelson, who played with the Three-I league. Everett Russ, son of E.T. Russ and part owner of Russ and company, is in the driver’s seat, and beside him is his sister Gertrude, now Mrs. Theodore Nells, 315 N. 3rd st. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle in Rockford, pictured at the rear of the truck, is manned by Carl Bladstrom.
Source: Register Republic June 16, 1952 p.46
Source: Rockford City & County Map, 1963 (Courtesy Maps, 427 Park St.)
Source: Rockford Morning Star February 1, 1949 pg.6
Source: Register Republic February 1, 1958 pg.16
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