1937 Clubs in City Directory listing

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

Breaking up ice on the Rock River ca. 1903

Rock River ice

Source:  Bruce Steder

After some debate, our current thinking is that the State St. Bridge is in the picture, and to our right is actually The Rockford Register-Gazette, which as in the first block of No. Wyman at the time.  There is a sign above the men standing toward the right that says Rockford Boat Club, who in 1906, built 2 frame structures at “the foot of Mulberry” which would be between the Main Library and the Morrissey building today.  Sometimes we are wrong!