“Driver Arrested after Car Hits Wheel Chair” – 1940

Source:  Rockford Register-Republic, Dec. 26, 1940

Barber Coleman Co. – Barcol Electric Fan

Source:  Rockford on eBay – 1    This item was for sale on www.ebay.com in 2009

Description read “nice old Barcol fan blade is 8″ long, bakelite;  stands 10 3/4” tall  has 1 speed: fast can be on table or mount on wall.  Bottom reads Barber Coleman Co Rockford Illinois 105-120 Volts 5-60 Cycle alternating current U.S. Patent Number 822679 D-63829

Sale ads appear in Rockford newspapers for 8 inch Barcol Electric Fan, $3.19 at Walgreen in 1940

Rockford High School, 1940 – Seniors: Aalf – Ca. Anderson

Source:  Rockford High School, 1940 Annual, page 32.  Seniors: Aalf – Carlton Anderson

Regarding red print 1862 statement at bottom of page:

In a series of somewhat confusing growth and changes, the East and West High Schools that began in 1862, have nothing to do with the current East and West High Schools, whose buildings opened ca. 1940.

In 1885, there was a Rockford High School on the 2nd floor of 111 East State St,  The original East High School was changed to Adams elementary school, Mrs. L.M. Goss principal. The original West High School, was changed to the first Lincoln, Miss Blanche Goodall, principal.   Source:  Judd’s new Rockford City Directory for 1885-6