Rockford Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President   Two weeks ago the “Nugget of Rockford History” portion of the column consisted of ten statements that were either true or false. Three readers, Carole Holden Christensen, Jan Konkle and Dave Hutchings, contacted me with their answers and comments. Here are the correct answers: (1) False – the last train […]

Some Rockford history didn’t make the grade

HISTORIC NAMES—Rockford’s oldest families were featured in the book Images of America Rockford. These people were all of significant help in providing pictures and information for the book: Helen Hessler, Janet Konkle, Norrine Elkins, Terry Konkle, Pat Frye, Jack Bolt, Janet Matthews, Diane Skiver, Virginia McComb, daughter of the late historian Homer Burch (and Clarence Blakeslee, not present).

Author discusses images left out of Images of America Rockford Bobbi Schirado had difficult decisions to make when she was choosing images for the recently published historic book featuring Rockford’s past. The native Rockfordite gathered her images of Rockford from museums, libraries, the public and old family albums for the book, Images of America Rockford. […]