The Illinois, steamer – 1908

The Illinois

Photograph is dated July 19, 1908

The Fordham Dam was remodeled in 1976. The Rock River water level was dropped and exposed the remains of the “City of Rockford” steamer, formerly known as “The Illinois.”  There were articles and photos by Joe Lamb, May 28, 1976 in the Rockford Register-Republic, but not the one above.