“Community Chest Organized in 1919” – 1962 article

Source:  Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Century Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962

Frank I. Johnson Dies; Rockford Portrait Artist – 1952

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Sept. 6. 1952

1937 Clubs in City Directory listing

Source: 1937 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory, pages 841 and 842

Beyer Stadium

history of stadium in articles from 1965 articles, Rockfordiana: Sports-2

purchased from Three-I League in 1923, purchased for $34,410.00

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/1/1965

photos, prime outdoor athletic facility in city. Water drainage is onto the running track. Stadium completed in 1924. Beyer stadium financed by Kiwanis Club-directed public subscription. $11,000 spent by School Board for locker facilities in 1928. Track is 44.8 feet short of regulation 1/4 mile

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/1/1965


Rockford Civic Organizations – 1961


Source:  Illinois Bell Telephone Directory for Rockford and Loves Park for 1961