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2001.15.28 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

2001.15.30 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This view is looking east across the Rock River at the Rockford Register Star News Tower and newspaper building located at 97 E. State Street.

2001.15.32 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This view is looking east across the Rock River at the flags flying atop the Rockford Register Star News Building at 97 E. State Street.

2001.15.33 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This view shows the Rockford Register Star newspaper building, 97 E. State Street, at the east edge of the Rock River.

2001.15.39 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

2009.21.18 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Aerial view of Rockford Country Club, lower right on the west bank of the Rock River, at 2500 Oxford Street at Willoughby Avenue, with its golf course branching out in the middle of the photograph. Ingersoll Company, 707 Fulton Avenue, sprawls across…

2009.37.12 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This view looks west across the Rock River at the Rockford Public Library located at 215 N. Wyman Street. To the right is the Jefferson Street Bridge under construction.

2012.16.26 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A photograph showing an inlet of the Rock River at the Fordham Dam.

2012.16.27 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Men and machines are seen at the edge of the icy Rock River during work on the Fordham Dam.

2012.16.5 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A view of the bank of the Rock Rive at Fordham Dam.

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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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This view looks from the west side of Rockford across the Rock River to the east side between the Chestnut Street Bridge (right) and the State Street Bridge (left).

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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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The Rock River is in the middle of this photograph, dividing Rockford's east side (lower portion) and west side (upper part). Notice the early and crude State Street Bridge, originally called City Bridge. The First Baptist Church is seen in the…

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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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Looking south from the old Holland House, this photograph shows the shanties by the river and the old Chicago Union Railroad Bridge (now Northwestern) in the distance.

2010.73.1 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

2013.22.21 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This is a photograph on a postcard of a young man in coat and hat, and another figure cut off extreme right, standing along the Rock River in winter with many ice blocks piled on the shoreline.

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The tower looms above Waterworks Park on Preston Street by the bank of the Rock River.

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This photographic reprint of a postcard shows W. State looking east to the Rock River with Rockford Abstract Company located at 313 W. State (far left) and C. F. Henry's Clothing Store (right of center).

85.109(I).905.139 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Located on Preston Street, Waterworks Park, with its tower looming in the distance, is pictured next to the Rock River. A steam ship is anchored at the west bank.

96.21.03 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

2008.19.100 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This photograph shows Rockford's West side (left) and the bridges over the Rock River that connect to the East side (right).

92.52.27 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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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A wonderful aerial photograph depicting the Rock River splitting Rockford's West side (left) from the East side (right).

2000.20.5 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

86.209.5 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

2000.20.4 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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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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.

2007.1.30 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

2007.1.19 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

75.258.3 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

75.258.4 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
An aerial photograph showing the Rock River splitting the city while its bridges connect Rockford's West side (left) with the East side (right).

85.109(I).901.29 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

2001.19.3 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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 reproduction photograph depicting Rockford's Water Power District where industry grew up along the Rock River.

2007.1.32 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

2007.1.20 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

2007.1.34 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

2007.1.35 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

2007.1.12 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

2007.1.13 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

91.49.7 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

2007.74.29 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

2005.16.100 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

2005.34.155b 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

2005.34.154a 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

2005.2.6 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

2005.2.4 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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…

91.49.4t 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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."

96.25.13 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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.

2007.1.33 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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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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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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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Steamboat "Illinois" on the Rock River, possibly near Harlem Park.

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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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Two rowboats at the edge of the Rock River.

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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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Rock River at Harlem Park
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