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Behind the site of the State of Illinois Building on South Wyman Street, before a walkway was installed.

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Walkway behind the Rockford Public Library, 215 North Wyman Street, in July 1987.

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Walkway behind the Rockford Public Library, 215 North Wyman Street, in July 1987.

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Walkway behind the Rockford Public Library, 215 North Wyman Street, in July 1987.

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Walkway behind the Rockford Public Library, 215 North Wyman Street, in July 1987.

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Walkway behind the Rockford Public Library, 215 North Wyman Street, in July 1987.

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Walkway behind the Rockford Public Library, 215 North Wyman Street, in July 1987.

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Walkway behind the Rockford Public Library, 215 North Wyman Street, in July 1987.

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The Bicentennial Recreation Path along the Rock River

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The Bicentennial Recreation Path along the Rock River in August 1978

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Rock River view from 501 Indian Terrace, located in the Indian Terrace Historic District , April 1999.

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Riverfront behind the Luther Center, 111 West State Street, July 1979

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Buildings along the east bank of the Rock River downtown, viewed from the parking lot of the Rockford Public Library at 215 North Wyman St. The Rockford News Tower is visible in the background

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The west side of the downtown riverfront south of State Street. Main structures (from the left) are the Brown Building, the Metro Centre and United Bank.

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Waterside Building. View along river side looking north. 124 North Water Street.

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A view of homes on Harlem Boulevard from the North End Bridge, near Auburn Street, on the Rock River.

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Rock River at the foot of Guard Street.

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Aerial view looking northeast in the northwest quadrant of Rockford, Illinois. A drainage canal that originates at Kent Creek meanders to the Rock River (at upper right to center). Kilburn Avenue runs diagonally from the lower right corner towards…

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Aerial view looking east across the Rock River. Rockford Country Club is on the left. Ingersoll Machine Tool Company is along the bottom edge of the Rockford Country Club golf course between Willoughby and Fulton Avenues. North Main Street runs…

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Aerial view of the Whitman Street bridge looking east over the Rock River. Rock River Towers is to the left of the bridge at the river edge. The cloverleaf interchange is for Second Street.

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Aerial view looking east of the Whitman Street bridge over the Rock River. Rock River Towers is prominent at the left of the bridge. Rock River Towers, built in 1962 at 901 Main Street, provides apartment living to city residents.

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View west across the Rock River to houses on Harlem Boulevard near the Auburn Street bridge.

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Former home of Joseph and Mary Williams located at 7208 North Second Street in Rockford, Illinois. They moved into the home in 1922. A new home was built on the property by their grandson Fred Fleming and his wife Shirley. The Rock River is behind…

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Dr. Marvin Hanaford's house at 1995 Harlem Boulevard. Marvin and his wife Melvina moved into the home by 1911 and lived there until their deaths in 1938 and 1921 respectively. The house was built about 1900 with the property line going to the Rock…

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An aerial of the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company around 1979 as seen from the southwest corner of the property. The complex is located between Willoughby and Fulton Avenues. Rockford Country Club and the Rock River are visible in the background.

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Rock River at Harlem Park

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A Rock River scene, north of the State Street bridge looking east. Rockford Wholesale Grocery is on the east side and a steamboat is at each side of the river. The foreground is the riverfront side of the Rockford Public Library.

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Two rowboats at the edge of the Rock River.

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The banks of the Rock River with the excursion steamboat "Arrow" and row boats. The "Arrow" was the first steamboat launched in Rockford in 1885. It sank in 1900. This picture may be of the "Arrow's" maiden voyage on the Rock River.

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Steamboat "Illinois" on the Rock River, possibly near Harlem Park.

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The steamboat, "Illinois" sinking in the Rock River in front of the Rockford Public Library. An accident that may have been caused by carrying too many passengers, caused the steamboat to partially sink.

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The steamboat, "Illinois" sinking in the Rock River in front of the Rockford Public Library. An accident that may have been caused by carrying too many passengers, caused the steamboat to partially sink.

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The steamboat, "Illinois" starting to sink in the Rock River in front of the Rockford Public Library and Vaudeville Orpheum Tent Show

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This reproduction photograph looks from the east side of the Rock River across to Rockford's west side. The Water Power district allowed industry to flourish and grow. The photo's center shows the N. C. Thompson Agricultural Works, manufacturers of…

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An exterior view of the W. F. & John Barnes Co., manufacturers of drilling and boring machinery, located at 301 S. Water St. by the Rock River.

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This view looks across the Rock River at the Rockford Electric Co. The caption on the photograph reads, "Installation of 1900 H. P. Boiler, Rockford Elec. Co. July - 10 - 1926."

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This aerial view looking east from the Rock River depicts the industrial section of southeast Rockford that developed by the water. The Forest City Knitting Co., 212 Catherine St. in Rockford IL, is the long, low building in the photo's right…

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An aerial view of the Forest City Knitting Co., 212 Catherine St., Rockford IL, showing the Rock River (top portion of photo). Denton Island is visible in the extreme upper part of the photograph. John Nelson, who began the Nelson Knitting Co. in…

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An aerial view, depicting Rockford's east side (right) split from the west side (left) by the Rock River, shows the Barber-Colman complex highlighted in the lower left portion. Reed Chatwood, Inc. purchased the textile machinery division of…

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This aerial view depicting Rockford's east side (right) split from the west side (left) by the Rock River, shows the Barber-Colman complex in the lower left portion. The Reed Chatwood Company purchased the textile machinery division of Barber-Colman…

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Reuben A. Aldeen (left) and G. W. Aldeen (right) flank an unidentified man in the middle as they sit on a couch in an office of the Amerock Corporation. They must be high inside the Ziock building at 416 S. Main St. in Rockford, IL, judging by the…

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A view looking southwest across the Rock River and the State Street Bridge showing the business district of Rockford's near west side. The tall structure in the background is the Ziock building at 416 S. Main St. Amerock purchased this facility in…

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A close-up view of a planing machine full of saw dust in the Central Furniture Company factory, established 1872, located on Mill St. at the corner of Race St. in Rockford's Water Power District.

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A reproduction featuring the Central Furniture Company, established 1872, located on Mill St. at the corner of Race St. in Rockford's Water Power District by the Rock river. For an additional view, see photo 2007.1.12.

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A reproduction photograph depicting the Central Furniture Company, established 1872 and organized by L. D. Upson and E. L. Herrick along with forty-six other Swedish workers and shareholders who each contributed $500.00. The factory was located on…

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An outdoor marker for pioneers who crossed the Rock River at this point. The marker is located near a bridge in the Water Power District on the Rock River. The marker is inscribed with "1964," the year it was installed.

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A reproduction photograph depicting "Sturtevant's Flouring Mills" (white sign on building, left), located on Mill Street in Rockford's Water Power District by the Rock River.

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G. C. Electronics Co., a Division of Hydrometals, Inc., is pictured on the banks of the Rock River in Rockford IL. In 1987, the company donated its riverfront factory to the city, which, in 1989, demolished the facility, turning the four-and-a-half…

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A view looking south depicting the W. A. Whitney Corp. building in the Water Power District, located in the 600 block of Race Street, Rockford IL.

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A reproduction photograph depicting Rockford's Water Power District where industry grew up along the Rock River.

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With uniformed police in front, this unknown parade is crossing the Rock River via the State Street Bridge. The John Sexton & Co. building on the river bank is at the left of the photograph. The long, low slanted roof in the middle belongs to the…

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A view looking down on a parade on E. State St. with the State Street Bridge and the Rock River in the middle distance and Rockford's west side beyond. On the right is the Rockford Lumber and Fuel Co. in the 200 block of E. State.

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An aerial photograph showing the Rock River splitting the city while its bridges connect Rockford's West side (left) with the East side (right).

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This aerial photograph is looking from south to north across Rockford's West side. The Rock River and its many bridges can be seen to the right in the photo.

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A view looking southwest across the Rock River at Rockford's West side. The Chestnut Street Bridge spans the photo and the U.S. flag in the lower left corner is the end of the Rockford Register Star newspaper building. GC Electronics Co. is in the…

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This photograph looks from Rockford's East side across the Rock River to the West side. Illinois National Bank can be seen in the photo's center; to the right of this is the Henry Lindberg Furniture store and next to this is Litton Dental.

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This photograph looks from Rockford's West side across the Rock River to the East side. The Daily Republic newspaper building at 97-99 E. State Street can be seen far left, and the Watchmaker's Institute can be seen far right.

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This newspaper photograph shows buildings on Rockford's West side reflected in the Rock River. Rockford's civic arena, the 10,000-seat Metro Centre, is in the background slightly to the left of middle. This facility had just opened the previous month…

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A slice of Rockford showing west side downtown churches, businesses, and homes. The Rock River winds it way in the upper right portion of the photo.

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The text underneath this newspaper photograph reads: "The Rock River sort of disappeared for a short time during the night on Monday (Nov. 24, 1980) and left these docks high and dry. The water locks on Fordham Dam opened and dropped the level of the…
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