Father Joseph Michael Lonergan and the American Legion

Source: The Observer, Nov. 4, 2022

Charles Breasted Dead

Source: Morning Star    July 30, 1896   pg.6

Veterans Who Have Passed–Dominic M. Messina



Source:  Rockford Register Star, Mar. 5, 2020.

Illinois Central Railroad wreck of 1901 – Kathi Kresol

Illinois Central Railroad

Source:  The Rock River Times Nov. 4 – 10, 2015

Nevius Post #1, G.A.R. – 1908 excursion

Nevius Post of the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic)

Named after Rockford Colonel Garrett L. Nevius

G.A.R. Nevius Post Advertisement, 1908
G.A.R. Nevius Post Advertisement, 1908


Source: R.G., 8/22/1908

Broadway St., 1529

2 photos of house exterior. Historic Budlong Home Doomed. House all left of Budlong farm. Farm to Kishwaukee St. and Harrison to  curve of Ill Centrail RR tracks. Standard Oil service station expanding 1867 occupied  by John Budlong and Mrs. Budlong

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 2 & Rockford Morning Star 7/5/1959