“Two teams to start Battle for Industrial Baseball Championship” – 9/5/1937

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/5/1937

“Factory Cagers in Close Tilts” – 1946, R.I.A.A. Industrial League


Source:  Rockford Register-Republic Nov. 20, 1946

“Second Round Play Starts in Industrial” – 1939, Legion Park

Source:  Rockford Morning Star July 22, 1939

Rockford Drill Girls softball league champions – 1945, R.I.A.A.

Same photographs, 2 versions of lightened up from microfilm. Rockford Morning Star 8/26/1945

Caption reads: “Rockford Drill girls, champions of the National division of the girls’ Industrial softball league, took a one-game lead over the Barber-Colman girls, American loop title winners and defending champions of 1944, by defeating the B-C team 6-5 of the first game of the championship series played last week.  The second series game will be played next Thursday evening. Pictured above is the Rockford Drill squad with Sophie Harezlak and Lou Johnson absent when the picture was taken. Top row-left to right- Delores Carlson, Dorothy Goubas, Helen Young, Josephine Castelli, Nat Giardini and Irene Picavet.  Bottom Row – left to right- Fern Krugjohann, Betty Solar, Leona Rager, Manager Floyd Johnson, Capt. Lillian Holmberg, Angeline Spadacini, Ida Mae Schweiger.



Bowling League Standings Oct 18 1949 – R.I.A.A. “A”, Business Men’s

Source: Rockford Sports and Entertainment Guide, Oct. 18, 1949

“Factory Teams Open Soft Ball League Season” – June 19, 1929

Source:  Rockford Daily Republic June 19, 1929  Article Continues Below

Lyons, Leo M.

credited as beginning Rockford Industrial Athletic Association. Director of Health Education and Recreation for Rockford Board of Education 1915-1930. Part time representative of Illinois Emergency Relief commission

Source: Rockfordiana-Biographies

Elco Screw-tinizer, 1947          –           Elco Tool and Screw Corp.

Elco Screw-tinizer, 1947 – Elco Tool and Screw Corp.

Feb. 1947 issue  11 pages  Vol. 3  No. 2

*****4 Additional Pages in actual newsletter*******


Camp Grant

Source: postcard for sale on www.ebay.com photo is from 1917

Source: Rockford Register Republic 3/2/1941

Source: above photos of baseball players, from Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – July 7, 1942

Source: Rockford Register Republic 4/29/1942 & Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – 7-Jul-42

Source: Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – 7-July 1942

Source: Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – 7-Jul- 1942

Source: Rockford Morning Star 12/11/1957

Source: Rock River Times November 10-16, 2010 Vol. 18, No. 3