Graham, Freeman

not in 1857 City Directory

Source: 1857 Rockford City Directory

1859-60, 1866  City Directory lists Graham as foreman, Talcott, Emerson & Co.

Source: 1859 – 1860 1866 Rockford City Directory

and Julia, and 5 children are in 1860 census here

Source: 1860 Federal Census

came to Beloit in 1855, and engaged in the implement business and 4 sons, Freeman, Byron, Julius and David, launched Graham Cotton Mills, Graham Distillery and paper mills

cotton mills, (Graham & Sons) resident 905 So main St.

Source: 1869 Rockford City Directory pg. 235


“Beloit residents see renewal plan,” – August 1971


Source:  Rockford Morning Star August 5, 1971

Beloit International Film Festival 2013

“Presenting the Power of Film”

By Karla Nagy

“Back for its eighth year, the annual four day event draws scores of visitors.’

“This year’s Honorary Chair is David Zucker, a Milwaukee native whose successful Hollywood career began in 1972, with the zany Kentucky Fried Movie. Since then he’s produced hits that include Airplane, the Naked Gun series, A Walk in the Clouds, Phone Booth and Ruthless People.”

“Tickets are sold at the BIFF Box Office, located at Visit Beloit, 500 Public St., Beloit.”


Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Winter 2913, p 61, Vol. 10, No. 5


Robert and Elizabeth Solem Museum

Lincoln Center is home to the Beloit Historical Society, founded in 1910

“Occupying the spot of the former Lincoln Junior High School, it also houses the Robert and Elizabeth Solem Museum, with exhibits that showcase area history.”

In the Beloit Gallery, browse items from the historical society’s 30,000 piece collection.

Source: page 29, Northwest Quarterly magazine, Winter 2013, Vol. 10, No. 5