Michael Verace   Old hand stirs Ramada remix

Michael Verace Old hand stirs Ramada remix

Rainbo Room  Hotel Faust  April 21,1935

Rainbo Room Hotel Faust April 21,1935

Source: Morning Star  April 21,1935   pg.24

Source: Ebay Image

Dave Remington and his Dixieland Six

 

In May 1958, Dave Remington and his Dixieland Six started performing at Walt Williamson’s renowned Wagon Wheel Lodge just outside of Rockford. Members of the band, from left, were Joe Levinson, bass; Dick Oakley, trumpet (who replaced Bobby Lewis, the original trumpet player); Chuck Hedges, clarinet; Wayne “Happy” Gormley, drums; Dave Remington, trombone; Mel Grant, piano. The Dixieland Six played for many occasions in and around Rockford.

Source: Rockford Memories 977.331 R682 v.2

Veterans Who Have Passed – Donald Kuelper

Rockford Watch Company Clean-Up

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Jeff Kolkey.

“Hotels lose without Waterfront, Airfest” – 2013

 

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Source: Rockford Register Star 8/11/2013