Excursion Steamboat on the Rock River

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Title

Excursion Steamboat on the Rock River

Description

An excursion steamboat docked on the Rock River, looking north. The Rockford Waterworks is in the background at left. The Waterworks building was built in 1874 near the Rock River on the south side of Park Avenue. It was the headquarters and main pumping station for Rockford's water supply, becoming a secondary pumping station in the early 1920s. It was abandoned by the Water Department after a fire in 1953.

Date

circa 1910s

Identifier

83.45.76

Physical Dimensions

10" x 8"

Citation

“Excursion Steamboat on the Rock River,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed October 7, 2022, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3765.

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