Education, Business and Social Interests Important to First African-Americans

Bookmobile on Display    RockfordRegisterRepublic Jan. 2, 1953

Bookmobile on Display RockfordRegisterRepublic Jan. 2, 1953

Rockford Register Republic   Jan. 2,1953   Sect. B1

Winnebago County Court House 1904

On May 11, 1877, while this court house was still under construction, the central dome collapsed without warning killing ten workman and

seriously injuring ten more.  Henry L. Gay, the architect, was ruled responsible because of flaws in his building plans.  Nevertheless, the building

was completed in 1878.

In the front central circle can be seen the statue of the soldier who now guards the entrance to Memorial Hall on Wyman Street.

Source: Rockford To-day 1904, The Rockford Morning Star, The Clark Company Press, 1903.

 

 

A Tale of Seven Cities 1986

Source:  Rockford Magazine    June 1986   Vol.1 No.1

“When Rockford’s First Swedish Settlers Came Here After Long Ocean Voyage” – 1852

Source: Rockford Daily Republic newspaper 9/21/1930 by Herman G. Nelson

 

“City’s Sons and Daughters Known Across Globe” – 1962 article, 4 pictures

 

 

Source: Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Century Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962

Famous people from Rockford

 

“Olson Mortuary Started in 1888” – 1962 article

Source:  Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Centennial Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962