“Phone Service Started Here in 1880” – 1962 article

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

John S. Barnes Corp. – 1962 article

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

 

Warner Electric Brake and Clutch Co., Beloit – 1962, “Warner Ranks 1st in Field”

W.F. and John Barnes – 1962 article “Barnes’ Talent Founded Firm”

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

 

John H. Manny, death, accomplishments – 1856, inventor of Reaper and Mower

Source: Rockford Weekly Register-Gazette, February 2, 1856