A Tale of Seven Cities 1986

Source:  Rockford Magazine    June 1986   Vol.1 No.1

“Terror from the Depths” – Kathi Kresol

terror-1

terror-2

Source: The Rock River Times, October 19-25,2016, Vol. 24 No. 1

 

“Swedish Clubs Expect 600 at Annual Outing” – 1933

swedish

Source:  Rockford Daily Journal July 22, 1933

Donated by Jef Benedetti

Rockford Township N E , Farm Plat Book – 1957

Rockford Twonship N ESource:  Farm Plat Book, Winnebago County Illinois, 1957

 

Cherry Valley Township – 1957 Plat Map, Winnebago County

Cherry V T

Source:  Farm Plat Book, 1957; Winnebago County, Illinois;   Sponsored by Union Grange No. 811, Inc.

 

Black Hawk War, The – Thomas S. Johnson

Black Hawk War

Black Hawk War 2

Story continues. Issues of Nuggets of History are available to Rockford Public Library’s Local History Dept.

Source:  Nuggets of History, Vol. 45, No. 4, December 2007

Camp Almond – 1906

Camp Almond

Source of article above:  Rockford Republic 5/7/1906 p 5 col 3

Camp Almond - 2

Source of article above: Rockford Morning Star 5/6/1906   page 6 col 7

Camp Almond - 3

Source of article above: Rockford Morning Star 7/17/1906

 

 

 

Seth B. Atwood

Seth B. Atwood

Was Park Commissioner for 32 years

Donated 322 acres along the Kishwaukee River for a park in his name

Donated family homestead to County for a golf course

 

Source:  “Rockford Big Town / Little City”  977.331  C973r, Rockford Public Library