Polio Epidemic that beseiged Rockford and territory July 2, 1945

Source:Rockford Register Star     January 15, 1946   pg. 5

“When Rockford’s First Swedish Settlers Came Here After Long Ocean Voyage” – 1852

Source: Rockford Daily Republic newspaper 9/21/1930 by Herman G. Nelson


“Reminisce about 182 Years on 7th St.” – 1953 article

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Feb. 1, 1953

Winnebago County Board of Supervisors for 1943

Source: Winnebago County Farm Directory for 1943, R- 917.733 E58 1943

“Our Fight Against Infantile Paralysis” [Polio] – 1945

61 page booklet, shelved with books in Local History 9″x 12″

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Sveas Soner – 1970

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“Sveas Soner Sets Tower Concert”

By Herman G. Nelson

“Sveas Soner Male Chorus will give a concert at 7 p.m. next Thursday for residents of the Campus Towers. The Sveas Soner is regarded as the city’s outstanding male singing group.”

[Remaining section of article is about Zion Senior Citizens Club, Senior Citizens Activity Center, North Main Manor, Park Terrace and Senior Citizens of Bethesda Covenant Church.]

Source: Rockford Register Star March 8, 1970