Jumping Joe, Inc., 603 W. State St., (east facing, on Winnebago St.), artist Stuk One, 2021

Source: Rockford Register Star, May 21, 2021 and gorockford.com


First Harley Davidson and First Gas Driven Truck in Rockford

Baseball Team Rides in the City’s First Gasoline-Driven Truck

The Ironbrew Bottling works owned the first gasoline driven truck in Rockford-a two-cylinder Rapid dated 1906. Members of the old Maroon baseball team are passengers in the truck, among them Hal Carlson, later a big league player, and Hilding Nelson, who played with the Three-I league. Everett Russ, son of E.T. Russ and part owner of Russ and company, is in the driver’s seat, and beside him is his sister Gertrude, now Mrs. Theodore Nells, 315 N. 3rd st. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle in Rockford, pictured at the rear of the truck, is manned by Carl Bladstrom.

Source: Register Republic  June 16, 1952  p.46

Veterans Who Have Passed–Howard Stanley Weyburg

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 9, 2019.

Jimmy Goodman Sr. — Rockford Boxing Coach Passes Away

Source: Rockford Register Star, October 21, 2020. Article written by Matt Trowbridge.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Steven Lyskawka

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Sept. 13, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–George “Curley” Summers

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Sept. 8, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–John William Strait

























Source:  Rockford Register Star, Sept. 6, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Stanley L. Weiss

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 28, 2020.