Marsha Pollaski

Shoetown no more? Tannery closes doors

April 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

END OF AN ERA—One hundred years of history ended Saturday when Wolverine closed the doors to the tannery and its former workers. Marsha Pollaski and her husband Jim worked at the tannery in downtown Rockford for 22 years. “I was the first one to break down and start bawling,” she said of the January announcement that the facility would close. ” I [...]