Order Sons of Italy in America Banquet at Hotel Nelson on August 3, 1941

Source: ROCKFORD MORNING STAR – August 3, 1941 – page 17

Photo from Rockford Public Library Photo Archives


South Main Street Business Men Invite You To Their Street Opening Ceremonies November 5, 1953

Source: Morning Star    November 5, 1953   p.3

Influence Of Early Baseball


“‘On the Fly’ was the name of an 1867 tobacco product from R. J. White & Co. produced for the Base Ball Clubs of America.”

“Many of the New York City area base ball teams played their games at Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey, which is shown above from an 1859 issue of Harper’s Weekly.”

“By 1868 base ball had been embraced by the corporate world, including Stiefel & Co., manufacturers of the ‘Base Ball Collar.'”

Source:  Journal of Illinois History, Winter 2012, pp. 252, 257, 262.


Doctors vs. Lawyers 1887

Source:  The Stewart Story

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Barbara Hale, Bill Williams Wed

Source:  Rockfordiana Files, Rockford Public Library and Rockford Morning Star, June 23, 1946.

Couple weds at Old Stone Church in Rockton, IL.

Seventh Street Fall Festival October 27 – November 1, 1919

Source: Rockford Public Library Local History Archives-Business and Industry Collection

Dave Remington by James. Sullivan Rockford Morning Star August 18,1968 Pg. 41

Honoring the Women of Baseball

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Alex Gary, July 10, 2019.

Pledges will make possible a new museum to honor the women of baseball, announces IWBC.

Rockford Coming Back, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 18, 2018, Section 5, pp.1,5

Source: Chicago Tribune, Nov. 18, 2018, Section 5, pp. 1,5