County’s First Census in 1835

Source: Rockford Register-Republic, May 3, 1940

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s dining table, made by Rockford Union Furniture Company

Source: Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937-1512,  https://www.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse/

Early Day Rockford Narrowly Escaped Going to Wisconsin

Source: Rockford Register-Republic, May 10, 1940

Veterans Who Have Passed–Delano M. Rowe

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 31, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Thomas E. Mott

 

 

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 24, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Albert Hayden

Source:  Rockford Register Star, July 28, 2020.

Lincoln School, later Franklin School (1926), 405 N. Court Street, opened 1892, closed 1971, demolished 1976

Sources: Photo: Photo Gravere Views, 1893; Map: Sanborn Atlas, 1913-1928 [Note that North Street is later Park Ave.]; Article: “Lincoln School Third Hospital,” Rockford Daily Register-Gazette, October 11, 1918, p.5. In October, 1918, it was one of three emergency hospitals during the Spanish flu pandemic, along with the Boys’ Club and the Knights of Columbus building on N. Main St. Lincoln was renamed Benjamin Franklin School in 1926, when Abraham Lincoln Middle School was built on Charles Street.

 

Winnebago County, Illinois map, 1870

Source: 1870 Winnebago County, Illinois Map, showing former townships of New Milford (annexed 1916)  and Guilford (annexed 1929), now part of Rockford Township.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Rex Owen Moore

Source:  Rockford Register Star, April 15, 2019.