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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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A depiction of downtown Rockford from the air displaying mostly commercial centers on the west side (lower left portion) and residential districts branching out on the east side (upper right part).

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

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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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This postcard looks east at the library building showing the Rock River behind it.

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The building at 124 North Water Street in November 1993.

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View of building tops with the Rock River in the middle distance and the other side of the river at the top. This card seems to be postmarked either June or July of 1916.

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This aerial photograph displays Rockford's East (right) and West (left) sides bisected by the Rock River. Part of the airplane's wing can be seen in the left portion of the photo.

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A wonderful aerial photograph depicting the Rock River splitting Rockford's West side (left) from the East side (right).

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This view is as seen from the Amerock Building. The Lorden Storage building is in the lower, mid-right foreground and the News Tower is across the Rock River to the right in the middle distance.

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The roof of Memorial Hall can be seen in the middle background. At the corner is believed to be the People's Church of the Christian Union Unity Hall ( early location of the Unitarian Church). At the extreme right is the domed roof of the Public…

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This black and white photograph, possibly used in the Rockford Register Star newspaper, depicts the News Tower building at 97 E. State Street, on the east side of the Rock River between bridges: the State Street Bridge (lower) and the Chestnut Street…

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This black and white photograph, possibly used in the Rockford Register Star newspaper, depicts the News Tower building at 97 E. State Street, with its parking lot to the left, the Rock River to the right, and East State Street turning into the State…

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This view of the newspaper building, located at 97 E. State Street, on the east side of the Rock River, looks west at the State Street bridge and Rockford's downtown area beyond that on the west side of the river.

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Aerial view of Rockford's buildings on both sides of the Rock River. Two of the city's bridges are in the scene.

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Aerial rendering of the crisscross patterns of roads, fields, and buildings that make up Camp Grant. On back: "Lower center is the Recruit Reception Center, where as many as 20,000 new soldiers may be outfitted and processed each month. Top left is…

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A view depicting four motor bridges and one railroad bridge (very bottom) across the Rock River.

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American House Hotel, 127 N. Madison Street, sat at the southeast corner of Market and Madison Streets in Rockford near the east side of the Rock River. It was one of many early hotels in the city.

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

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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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This photograph was taken shortly after the Arrow launch looking north from the east side of the Rock River just north of the State Street bridge. This was the ship's maiden voyage. The Arrow would serve until she sank in 1900. Note the large crowd…

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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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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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Beattie Park, including the gazebo, viewed from the Rock River in December 1984. First Presbyterian Church is visible in the background.

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Beattie Park as viewed from the Rock River in November 1984.

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The gazebo in Beattie Park in April 1970.

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Cyclists on the Bicentennial Recreation Path.

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Black and White depiction of Rockford's downtown areas with the Rock River in the middle. This card is postmarked January 9, 1905.

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With the Rock River beyond the buildings and horse and buggies in the street.

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A graphic rendering with a moon peeking through clouds to illuminate the city's buildings on both sides of the Rock River.

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Aerial color view of buildings on both East and West sides of the Rock River.

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Black and White depiction of buildings with the Rock River in the center. This card is postmarked November 27, 1907

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Depicts the fields, trees, and the moon shining down on the Rock River.

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A building beside a raised reservoir with a wide vista of surrounding trees and the Rock River.

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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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In 1890, the East State Street bridge in downtown Rockford was replaced with a new bridge. The old bridge was cut into large sections and floated down river to create a new Chestnut Street bridge. This photograph captures one of those sections being…

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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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Chicago and Northwestern Railroad bridge over the Rock River, looking east.

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During the winter, the Rock River became a popular place for citizens to ice skate. This photograph was taken directly north of the State Street bridge looking east. The Rockford Wholesale Grocery building is in the background. This photograph may…

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This view looks east down West State Street; the Rock River is seen in the middle distance. The buildings on the left include the Golden Eagle Clothing House, C. F. Henry & Co., and Atkinson Tailoring Co. The first building far right is John R.…

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View looking down on West State Street with the Rock River in the distance and the Court House to the right.

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This photograph looks southeast at Rockford's downtown district from the roof of the court house. The Rock River can be seen in the middle distance with Rockford's east side beyond.

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A view looking east across the Rock River at the Daily Republic newspaper building, 98 E. State Street, a forerunner of Rockford newspapers. Also see photo 2001.15.38.

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A view of the bank of the Rock Rive at Fordham Dam.

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Part of the green space and walkway along the west bank of the Rock River in downtown Rockford. The Metro Centre is visible in the picture.

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Part of the green space and walkway along the west bank of the Rock River in downtown Rockford. The Metro Centre is visible in the picture.

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Part of the green space and walkway along the west bank of the Rock River in downtown Rockford.

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Part of the green space and walkway along the west bank of the Rock River in downtown Rockford.

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Part of the green space and walkway along the west bank of the Rock River in downtown Rockford.

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Part of the green space and walkway along the west bank of the Rock River in downtown Rockford.

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Part of the green space and walkway along the west bank of the Rock River in downtown Rockford.

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Part of the green space and walkway along the west bank of the Rock River in downtown Rockford.

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Part of the green space and walkway along the west bank of the Rock River in downtown Rockford. Cars are visible in the parking lot.

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Part of the green space and walkway along the west bank of the Rock River in downtown Rockford.

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This photograph shows Rockford's West side (left) and the bridges over the Rock River that connect to the East side (right).

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A view looking North showing the Downtown district on the left, with three bridges spanning the Rock River.

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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 east bank of the Rock River; tall building in the center is the Faust Landmark in April 1968.
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