Woodward Governor Co.

“E” Award

Source: Illinois in the Second World War 940.5373 W34 v.2 pg. 73

E Award presented 1942, to which 4 stars have been added

Amos Woodward 1870 patent waterwheel governor manufactured  hydraulic governors for prime movers: governors in Grand Coulee Dam, Spokane, WA governors in Soviet Union’s Dnieprostroy Dam.

Accomplishments include 1911: hydraulic governor 1917: automatic auxiliary equipment for remotely controlled hdro plants 1919: moto-driven governor head 1931: permanent magnet generator 1934: cabinet type actuator on Monroe Dam, Columbus, Nebraska on Watts Bar Dam near Dayton, Tennessee, Diesel governors on military ships unit for automatically controlling adjustable-pitch propellers Woodward airplane governor steam and wind turbine governors.

1872-1893 in frame structure plant 1893 moved into N.C. Thompson’s Reaper Works Building.

Source: 75 Years of Looking Forward: Woodward Governor Company, Rockford, Illinois

Woodward Governor Co.

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine Winter 2006 – 2007

Woodward Governor Co

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/2/2011

Woodward Governor Co Expansion

Woodward Governor Co. Expansion 2

Woodward Governor TIF

Woodward Governor TIF 2

Source: Rockford Register Star 8/28/2012

Woodward Governor Campus

Source: Rockford Register Star 11/1/2012





Olympic Canoe and Kayak Trials – 1972, Rock Cut State Park

Goodrow - 1

Source:  Rockford Register Republic July 21 1972

Goodrow - 2

Goodrow - 3

Source:  Rockford Register Republic July 21, 1972


Rock Cut forest preserve – 1935

Rock Cut 1935

Text:  “Beautification of parks, forest preserves and roadways through

the planting of trees and shrubs is underway, giving employment to

scores of men.  This picture shows Bert Troller and J.K. Dawson trimming

saplings preparatory to planting in Rock cut forest preserve system

this spring.

Source: Rockford Morning Star April 12, 1935