“Proposal Cleared to Let Rockford Build Civic Hall” – 1965

Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/16/1965 and 8/12/1965

also in Rockfordiana: Municipal Centers – 1

Nygren Wetland Preserve – 1964

Nygren Wet - 3

“In 1964, Gov. Otto Kerner signed articles of dedication for Illinois Beach Nature Preserve, the first area to be placed in the Nature Preserves System. At right is George B. Fell, secretary of the Illinois Nature Preserves.  William T. Lodge,  Director of the Illinois Department of Conservation, is at left.”

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Summer 2008, Vol. 5 No 2