History Lesson: Laurie Walquist

 

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Alex Gary, Sept. 18, 2019.

 

 

 

Rockford Watch Company Clean-Up

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Jeff Kolkey.

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.

 

Diary of Sergeant Joseph F Bold

 

Sgt. J.F. Bold (Ambulance Company 344 -311th Sanitation Train), a Rockford resident, details his activities in WWI in an unusual 55 page typed diary, from august 24,1918 (Camp Grant IL) to his discharge on January 31, 1919.

Rockford Public Library Local History Archives – Military Collection