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Henry B. Utter, in the rear seat, and another boy sit on a trailer attached to the back of a bicycle. They are in front of the Utter home at 972 North Main Street. The bike trailer was made in the Utter Manufacturing Company factory.

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Utter family on a bike ride. Four ladies and one man on bicycles face the camera in front of an unidentified home.

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Young man with an early bicycle stands on a gravel pathway surrounded by trees and plants.

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A large group of cyclists stand with their bicycles on the lawn to the left of an unidentified house.

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Man on a high wheel bicycle performing in front of grandstand filled with spectators. Possibly Driving Park or Fairgrounds Park.

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Cyclists line up at the start of a bicycle race Possibly Fairgrounds Park.

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Three men on a three-passenger bicycle ride in front of the Nelson Hotel at 306 South Main Street.

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Bicycle Club from the late 1880's. Orin Rugg is sitting in the middle of the front row.

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

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A crowd of spectators gathers around an airplane that has crashed. The location is unknown.

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Jimmie Ward, a famous barnstorming aviator from 1910 - 1914, and his airplane Shooting Star. Barnstorming was an entertainment were an aviator would do stunts on an airplane while in flight. Airplanes of the 1910 era were often shipped…

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Jimmie Ward and his airplane Shooting Star. Jimmie Ward was a famous barnstorming aviator 1910 - 1914.

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Beckwith Havens, aviator, at Rockford, Illinois. Beckwith became an aeroplane salesman in 1910 for the Curtiss Aeroplane Company. In 1911, Glenn Curtiss taught Beckwith how to fly and he joined the Curtiss Exhibition Team, flying in shows in…

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Army pursuit plane, taken at the Machesney Airport. The United States Army called their fighter airplanes "pursuit aircraft" from 1916 to the late 1940s. The Machesney Airport was founded in 1927. During World War II, it was used by United States…

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Aerial view of Machesney Airport. Airplanes parked on a dirt and grass tarmac, taking off from a grass runway.

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Fred Machesney standing in front of a plane posing for a painting.

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A portrait of Fred Machesney, founder of the Machesney Airport.

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Seven men and a boy are standing near a two-seat biplane. A biplane has two sets of fixed wings stacked above each other. This is believed to be at the Machesney Airport.

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An airplane faces the camera with its propellor moving. A boy facing the airplane is in the foreground to the right. It is believed to be at the Machesney Airport.

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A biplane with number C8191 under a wing at what is believed to be the Machesney Airfield.

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An airplane faces to the right of the photo with its propellar moving, possibly at the Machesney Airport. Two men appear to be boarding the plane. Three men are walking away from the plane. World War I spurred the development of airplanes, making…

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A two-seat biplane, possibly at the Machesney Airport. The number 4210 is painted on its tail. Two men look into the plane while seven men watch.

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A two-seat biplane believed to be at the Machesney Airport. C-27 appears to be on the tail. The Caudron C-27 was a French trainer biplane used to train pilots.

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An airplane, with its propellors moving, believed to be at the Machesney Airport. A crowd of men, women, and boys watch as a man stands on the plane's wheel and leans inside.

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An airplane at what is believed to be the Machesney Airport. A crowd stands on the opposite side of the plane, looking at the plane. An identification number starting with "38" is under a wing. World War I spurred the development of airplanes, making…

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Photo ca. 1950 Luscombe plane. Written on back: "Luscombe that some of us at Woodward owned - Harold A. Hopkins (for one)"

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Three men in a circa 1910 automobile. Wicker containers are at the side and rear of the automobile.

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Nora and George H. sitting on the front fenders of a circa 1930s automobile. In February 1942, car, commercial truck and auto part manufacture stopped in the United States until October 1945 as resources were rationed during World War II.

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East side of Faust Hotel, 618 East State Street with six "Rockford Black and White Cab. Co." vehicles lined up for hotel guests. The Hotel Faust opened to the public for the first time on April 30, 1929 with the formal opening held May 25, 1929.…

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Peoria Rockford Bus Company vehicle. The company was introduced in 1932, first appearing in the 1935 Rockford City Directory at 1117 North Second Street. In 1938 the company moved to 320 Elm Street.

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Yellow Cab Company first appears in the 1920 Rockford City Directory at 218 South Wyman Street. In 1926 the company name changed to Yellow Cab and Transfer Company. The company is listed in the directory until 1947.

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A driver and passenger in a car at what may have been the race track. Another car and buggies are in the background.

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Three women standing next to automobiles, marked on the sides "Winnebago County Nurse". In 1918, the Winnebago County Health Department developed a nursing service and a nurse was added to the staff by 1920.

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1935 Chevrolet automobiles on display in a show room.

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Automobiles on display in a show room with a "Oakland Pontiac," sign on the wall. The cars are circa 1929-1931. The Carlson Motor Company was established in the early 1920s with Fred E. Carlson as president and treasurer and Roy E. Carlson as…

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Two unidentified women standing in front of an early 1900s model automobile. The women are wearing suits with long skirts and matching jackets that were worn in the city or for travel.

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This truck was used to haul gravel from the gravel pit at Alpine Park for use on roads in Guilford Township. Axel Holmes and his father Charles Holmes were Guilford Township Road Commissioners.

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An unidentified male drives two unidentified women along a country lane.

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An unidentified couple standing beside a car. The male is checking what might be a map.

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Women posing near a car. A spare tire is strapped to the side of the car.

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Nell Pierson and a car.

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Ina Siden by a car.

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A car with a 1938 Illinois license plate. Illinois first required car owners to register their vehicles in 1907 with owners providing their own license plates until the state issued them in 1911. 1934 is the first time the state name, "Illinois", is…

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Parked cars along Green Street, Rockford, Illinois in 1927.

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Possibly Ed and "Min" Gorham with Adella Teachout and several of the Teachout girls. Fred Dwight Teachout (born in Rockford April 27, 1858 - May 10, 1937) and his wife Adella Rachel (Jones) Teachout (born in Seward May 14, 1864 - June 6, 1948) had…

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Group of unidentified men posing in front of two Silver Arrow Peoria-Rockford Bus Company charter buses.

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A lady wearing a duster waits in the passenger seat of an early 20th century automobile. A duster is a coat worn to protect other clothing while riding in an open automobile. The wrap over the woman's head also protects her face and hair from dust…

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Unidentified man with a 1930s automobile.

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A man shoveling the snow around a car.

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Changing a tire. The roads of 1910 - 1920s were unpaved and often rough putting a lot of wear on tires. Tires were fairly thin and were expected to last about 1000 miles.
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