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Nokomo Heights public housing in the 2800 block of Kishwaukee Street. Several African American residents stand by the building. Built and operated by the county, Nokomo Heights was transferred to the Rockford Housing Authority in 1965. In 1969 the…

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Three nurses at Camp Grant, wearing capes, outside a screened building on stilts.

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Group of three nurses and two doctors at Camp Grant, wearing masks and white gowns over their uniforms, posed outside.

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WWI soldiers on parade in Rockford, Illinois. A close-up of two soldiers on horseback

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WWI soldiers on parade in Rockford Illinois

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View of Camp Grant during World War I. A road follows a line of one-story buildings that may be officer's quarters. Boxes fastened at one end contain potted plants. A bugler stand is at the left.

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View of yards and sheds at Camp Grant during World War I.

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View of the west end of Camp Grant taken from the top of the water tower. Appears to be the area immediately to the left of photograph 77.107.25 that shows the African American soldier's barracks.

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View of east end of Camp Grant. A fenced in area is in the foreground. This part shows the area of camp that housed African American soldiers. The KC hut [believed to be the Knights of Columbus] was the 3rd one from the side to left of the firebreak…

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Unidentified men in World War I uniform carrying an American flag in a parade. The Church building in background is State Street Baptist. The men appear to be going south on North Third Street.

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The Y.M.C.A. Hostess House at Camp Grant.

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Trucks are lined up in front of a building at Camp Grant.

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The Y.M.C.A. Hostess House at Camp Grant.

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Camp Grant barracks under construction.

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Camp Grant barracks. The Property Office is the second building from the left.

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Two men in military uniforms, one holding a rifle with bayonet, stand on the porch of a building at Camp Grant.

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Toby L. Jones and nurse Cecelia Gruender at Station Hospital at Camp Grant.

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Head doctor at Camp Grant with knife in hand and three other men, one with rolling pin. The man second from left may be receiving a promotion as he takes a uniform jacket from the others.

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The head doctor at Camp Grant (far left) presents a man with a new uniform. It may be a promotion. Two other men in military uniforms look on.

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Camp Grant Hospital Ward. Several men are sitting up in their beds.

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Barracks at Camp Grant.

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Airplane landing at Camp Grant.

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Nurse Cecilia Gruender who would later serve as a nurse at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Nurses and sisters --Veronica, Cecelia and Johanna Gruender. Veronica and Cecilia both served at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Nurse Veronica Gruender who would serve as a nurse at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Gordon Bredael, in military uniform, and Cecelia Gruender pose together. Both served in the military during World War II, Cecelia as a nurse. They were married in December 1941.

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Wounded soldiers at Camp Grant pose together on the stairs of a building.

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Private Gordon Bredael sits in a chair with a nurse and another private. Bredael was being treated for a broken back. Believed to be at Camp Grant.

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Two men in military uniforms, one holding a rifle with bayonet, stand on the porch of a building at Camp Grant.

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A man in military uniform, holding a rifle with bayonet, stands on the porch of a building at Camp Grant.

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Memorial Day Services, Base Hospital, Camp Grant, May 30, 1919. A line of soldiers in uniform face an arch with the inscription "Lest We Forget."

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Unidentified military personnel, Signal Corps US Army. Believed to be at Camp Grant.

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A chorus line of soldiers performing at Camp Grant. Dwight C. Austin is third from the left. Harry Trunk is fourth from the left. Performance was related to Camp Grant activities.

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A chorus line of soldiers performing at Camp Grant. Performance was related to Camp Grant activities.

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A woman in a floral dress performs on stage. A banner behind her reads "Presented by U.S.O. Camp Shows." Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Camp Grant basketball player number 13 shakes hands with an unidentified officer.

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Captain Cyril Ballam stands at the right in military uniform. With him are two other men, one in a parka. A scoreboard is visible in the background. Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Captain Cyril Ballam stands at the right in military uniform. With him is a basketball team believed to be related to Camp Grant.

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Captain Cyril Ballam at his desk at Camp Grant in military uniform. Ballam served as the Public Relations Officer and Special Service Officer at the Camp Grant Recruit Reception Center during World War II.

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A baseball player in a Browns jersey stands at the plate to bat with a catcher behind him. The Browns were likely a St.Louis team affiliated with the Army's Granite City Depot of Engineering.

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An unidentified man in military uniform stands in a field with a baseball glove. Believed to be related to Camp Grant.

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Captain Cyril J. Ballam, dressed in military uniform, stands with Camp Grant basketball player number 13 and two other men in military uniform.

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Captain Cyril J. Ballam, dressed in military uniform, stands with baseball team the Browns. The team may have been affiliated with Camp Grant.

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Six unidentified soldiers in military uniform pose outside of a building at Camp Grant.

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Promotional photograph of Dorothy Timmons who performed with Al Kavelin and his Orchestra. Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Kids playing baseball with a crowd behind the backstop. Believed to be related to Camp Grant activities during World War II.

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Seven basketball players with Captain Cyril J. Ballam at right. At Camp Grant during World War II.

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Twenty-six officers in military uniforms pose for a photograph at Camp Grant during World War II.

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A woman plays accordion on stage. Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Three Camp Grant soldiers dressed in costume for a performance at Camp Grant during World War II. They are dressed in skirts and wide brimmed hats.
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