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Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Terry Konkle – President My friend, Bill Boyd, called last week to help me get a portion of the last “Nugget” corrected. As a lifelong Rockford resident who spent a lot of time on Main Street (Boyd’s Recreation), Bill knew that the location of “Bow Dacious” was not in the building that used to be “Vern’s Two Way Market”. Actually the “Corner Bar” [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Terry Konkle – President The Western Michigan Genealogical Society, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, publishes a quarterly magazine called “Michigana”. Their current issue (Volume 61 – Issue One) has several pages devoted to the Rockford Area Museum (RAM). The cover has a picture of the outside of the building along with two smaller photos of inside exhibits. [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Terry Konkle – President Let’s start with a “Nugget of Rockford History” four part question. Each part consists of two things and readers are asked to decide which of the two occurred first in Rockford history. So, number your paper from one to four and put down the letter (either A or B) of the earliest thing. Contact me by e-mail at tnjkonkle@hotmail.com or [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President Let’s begin this column by answering a question that was asked recently by a friend. We were talking about Rockford history and the friend asked:   Is Homer Burch’s book “From Sawmill To City” still available to the public? The book, which I am sure many readers already know, covers Rockford area history up to the year 1967. Over the [...]

A peak into the Bradley family history and Rockford history

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Readers expressed interest in the history of the Bradley family following last week’s story on the Scarecrow Make It and Take It event which continues this weekend, October 6 and 7 and the weekend of October 13 and 14 as part of Rockford’s Harvest Festival events. The following information about her family was provided by organizer Denise Bradley for your enjoyment: [...]
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