Manny’s reaper, from the Official Retrospective Exhibition of the Development of Harvesting Machinery for the Paris Exposition of 1900

Source: Official Retrospective Exhibition of the Development of Harvesting Machinery for the Paris Exposition of 1900.

John H. Manny, death, accomplishments – 1856, inventor of Reaper and Mower

Source: Rockford Weekly Register-Gazette, February 2, 1856

Illinois Historical Markers – Rockford

Source: Illinois Historical Markers; a Guide   R 917.73 G946

The book covers the entire state. This is the page on Rockford.

Illinois Historical Markers

 

Ghost Tours – Tinker Swiss Cottage

Ghost Tours – Tinker Swiss Cottage

Steve Litteral, Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens and Kathi Kresol of the Rockford Public Library discuss ghosts at the Tinker Swiss Cottage.

Ghost Tours, 2013
Ghost Tours, 2013

 

 

Source:  Rock River Times, 10/30 – 11/05/2013, Vol. 21, No. 2