from “Discovering Your Roots” … Jean Lythgoe and Jan Carter, Rockford Public Library, 2018

Source:  Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Winter 2018, page 125

Camp Grant

Source: postcard for sale on photo is from 1917

Source: Rockford Register Republic 3/2/1941

Source: above photos of baseball players, from Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – July 7, 1942

Source: Rockford Register Republic 4/29/1942 & Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – 7-Jul-42

Source: Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – 7-July 1942

Source: Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – 7-Jul- 1942

Source: Rockford Morning Star 12/11/1957

Source: Rock River Times November 10-16, 2010 Vol. 18, No. 3




Rockford Public Library – NSDAR

The Rockford chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution donates genealogical book to the Rockford Public Library

NSDAR Donates to Rockford Public Library
NSDAR Donates to Rockford Public Library

Source:  Senior Courier, February 2011

Calvin Park Boulevard – urns




Source of photographs: Jean Lythgoe, November 2014 [pillars and urns put up summer or fall 2014.jl]

. SHEPARD ‘SHEP’ BLUMENTHAL ROCKFORD – Returned to his home place with his Father God, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Son of Leo and Julia (Wolfson) Blumenthal. Shep was born in Rockford on October, 23, 1931 [source: Rockford Register Star, June 22, 2014.



Armstrong Clothing Co.

Armstrong Clothing

Armstrong Clothing Co. Profit-Sharing Certificate

Armstrong Clothing Co., 315-317 West State St., Rockford advertised first in 1895. In 1923 they printed a coupon, called a certificate.  In Sept-Oct. 1926 the building  was razed. Later that year the Talcott Building began construction at that address.

Source of certificate: Stanley E. F. Campbell in “Growing Up in Rockford” on

Source of text: Jean Lythgoe and assorted Rockford newspapers

Nuggets of History

Publication of Rockford Historical Society

Jean Lythgoe has been an officer in Rockford Historical Society

first issue is Vol. 1 No. 1, November-December 1963 Editorial office in 1962 was in Ash Johnson’s home at  2011 Guilford Rd.

“Hazel Hyde Prepare Index for Nuggets of History”    Sept-Oct 1974


(Still printing issues in 2014)

Source:  Actual issues of Nuggets of History, available in Local History collection