South Main Street Business Men Invite You To Their Street Opening Ceremonies November 5, 1953

Source: Morning Star    November 5, 1953   p.3

Blackhawk Bottling Co. – 1945

Blackhawk Bottling Co., (owners:  Joseph and Frank P Zammuto and John J Domino) Home of the Cleo-Cola, Distributors Eidelweiss Beer, Complete Line of Bottled Soft Drinks, 306-310 Morgan St.

Source: Polk’s Rockford City Directory for 1945


Blackhawk Bottling also had a basketball team that competed with other city teams in 1944, 1945; team is listed 2 times in Rockford newspaper sports scores.

Zammuto, Peter Joseph

born 8/23/1929 in Rockford to Joseph and Susan (Collura) Zammuto. West High School grad. 1948, U of I grad with B.S. in business management m. Carm Licari in 1953, worked in family business Blackhawk Bottling Co., then Dept. of Defense for 24 years Air Force 1952 as Second Lieutenant in 1952, active duty 2 years, 18 years in Reserves 4 children: Susan (Joseph) Castrogiovanni, Joseph P. (Rebecca) Zammuto, Mary (Wayne) Nelson and Frank L. Zammuto. Fitzgerald Funeral Home, St. Anthony of Padua Church, St. Mary/St. James Cemetery

Source: Rockford Register Star 7/11/2011