Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Central Railroad

“Robert Rides The Iron Horse”

Illinois Central known as the ‘wrong way’ railroad due to its direction

It also ran from Chicago to Elgin to Rockford to Freeport to Madison

The railroad paid $60,000 for Mary Manny’s land and $15,000 for her house

 

Source: “Tinker Topics” 2007, Rockford Public Library Local History Collection

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