"City of Rockford" Steamboat

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Title

"City of Rockford" Steamboat

Description

"City of Rockford" excursion steamboat on the Rock River. In 1918 the steamer "Illinois" was purchased by the Excursion Amusement Co. and renamed the "City of Rockford". It was carrying 50,000 people annually until it was destroyed by fire on March 4, 1924 while in its winter berth.

Date

1918 - 1924

Identifier

85.109.955

Physical Dimensions

4.25" x 2.50"

Citation

“"City of Rockford" Steamboat,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed October 17, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3769.

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