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Take a look at Rockford's rich history! Click on the links in the list to go to each section on the :. Rockford, Illinois, was first settled in by Germanicus Kent, Thatcher Blake, and Lewis Lemon, who came from Galena and established themselves on the west bank of Rock River; and Daniel Shaw Haight, who founded a settlement on the east bank.

Lemon, a slave, later bought Valley girls looking for white guys freedom, but stayed in the area as a truck farmer. Halfway between Chicago and Galena, the community was briefly known as "Midway", but quickly became known as "Rockford", because of the excellent ford across Rock River. A west of Atlantic IA free online office was established in The settlement was incorporated as a village inand chartered as a city in The first weekly newspaper was published in and the i Hampshire looking for sex successful daily newspaper appeared in Between and the city had three daily papers.

The earliest settlers were chiefly from New York state and New England, but the city early acquired a modest cosmopolitan character. Large s of Irish-born immigrants arrived in the date in Rockford review, and a few Swedish immigrants in After the Civil War, the Swedes began to come in large s and quickly became the largest ethnic group in the city.

They settled chiefly on the east side, and in areas along 7th Street or Kishwaukee Avenue the Swedish language was as common as English as late as the s.

Other ificant ethnic groups that had a presence in Rockford were the Italians afterPoles and Lithuanians afterLaotians, Vietnamese, and Hispanics after One of the founders of the city, Lewis Lemon, was an African American, but the black population of the city was very small Huntington WV lovely dating the First World War, after which people from the south, particularly Arkansas and Mississippi, arrived.

Rockford Female Seminary was chartered inbecame Rockford College inand became fully coeducational in On July 1, the college became Rockford University. Rockford Public Library, the second such institution in Illinois, opened to the public in August Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, and until the s was a sleepy country village.

By Rockford had become a ificant, growing industrial center, noted for production of the John H. Manny reaper and other agricultural machinery.

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By the s flirt Port Arthur TX adult massage north on furniture industry was begun, using the talents of Swedish craftsmen and capitalists, and in the first half of the 20th century Rockford was the second largest furniture-manufacturing center in the United States. Many of the furniture companies were cooperatives, reflecting a different business approach from that of the old Yankee entrepreneur, with laborers and craftsmen holding ificant power. The agricultural implement industry was in decline by the First World War, and the furniture industry was severely damaged by the Great Depression and the Second World War.

By the end of the s both were extinct in the city. Rockford's 20th Century industry revolved around machine tools, heavy machinery, automotive, aerospace, fastener and cabinet hardware products, and packaging devices and concepts. Date in Rockford review city's industrial background has produced many important and interesting inventions, among them the Nelson knitting machine, airbrush, electric brake, electric garage door opener, dollar bill changer, and electronic dartboard.

Before the Civil War, Rockford was the center of an avid anti-slavery region. InRep. Anson Miller introduced a bill in the state legislature in an unsuccessful attempt to repeal the Illinois "Black Glendale AZ guy dating girl. InSenator John P. Inabolitionist H. Ford Douglass was briefly a resident of the city, helping in Lincoln's reelection campaign.

Anna Williams The decision supported African Americans' rights to unhindered today date Newport RI of public transportation, but was decided on such narrow legal grounds it was cited in support of the "separate but equal" doctrine established by the United States Supreme Court in Transsexual in Atlanta Ga look for man v. Ferguson When war broke out inone of the first Illinois military contingents to be mobilized was the Rockford Zouaves.

Many of the Zouaves had been members of an earlier company, the Rockford City Greys, which was the first American company trained in the Zouave drill by Elmer Ellsworth. Their captain, Garrett Nevius, eventually became Colonel of the 11th and was killed at Vicksburg in Another prominent Rockford soldier was Lt.

Native Pennsylvania dating Edward F. Ellis, of the 15th regiment, who was acting colonel when he was killed at Shiloh in From July to Novemberthe city was the site of Camp Fuller, training ground for the 74th, 92nd, 95th, and 96th infantry regiments.

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Another Rockford man, Jason Marsh, was Colonel of the 74th. In the six years following the Civil War, Rockford became nationally known in baseball circles, with the remarkable success of its Forest City Baseball Club.

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Led by Albert Spaulding pitcher and Ross Barnes infieldthe team had become the most prominent western club and ed the first professional baseball league, the National Association, for the season. Both stars had been hired away by Boston after the season, so the chat line numbers free trial Beaumont TX season was not particularly successful, despite the presence of Adrian Anson, playing his first major league season.

Spaulding, Barnes, and Anson went on to ificant careers in the National Association and its successor, the National League. Barnes, Michigan pick up girl first batting champion of the National League, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford. The city was a member of the Northwestern League, the first minor league, inand since that time has frequently had a minor league club.

Rockford's municipal politics in the 19th Century often revolved around liquor issues, the "drys" and the "wets" often being about equal in electoral strength. In the s, a national organization, the American Protective Association, anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant, had some effect in municipal politics, but the early 20th Century saw the rise of organized labor free Corpus Christi TX boys a potent force locally. InMark Jardine, nominee of the Union Labor League, was elected mayor, and was reelected as an independent in In date in Rockford review 'teens, the labor movement cooperated with the Socialists, and the two groups were able to elect aldermen and other officials, but not a mayor.

Anti-war protests spearheaded by the Industrial Workers of the World led to arrests inand May Day was celebrated with a large parade, ing between 1, and 3, participants. In JanuaryRockford was a principal target of the infamous Palmer Raids, and between and citizens were summarily arrested, charged swingers local Detroit Michigan conspiracy and sedition.

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The most important result of these raids was the sedition trial of Arthur Person in the Winnebago County Court. Defended by Clarence Darrow, Person was found not guilty Valley online dating community April Undaunted by official terrorism, citizens of Rockford elected a new mayor inJ.

Herman Hallstrom, nominee of the newly formed Labor League. Hallstrom was a Swedish immigrant, a veteran, a union president, a former Socialist, and former editor of the newspaper Rockford Labor News. He was reelected twice, lost, then reelected twice again, before being permanently retired in by C. Henry Bloom, a former Socialist alderman with widespread labor support. Bloom served as mayor untilspeed dating Hilo HI one four-year interruption.

In the s, the city's labor movement reawakened after a placid quarter century and a succession of moderate Democratic mayors were elected, oddities in a region of pronounced Republican inclinations.

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In the first half of the 20th Century, Rockford was an important military city. Camp Grant was opened south of the city inand thousands of soldiers were trained here for World War I. The camp was deactivated inand in was turned over to the state of Illinois as a permanent training center for the National Columbia vs australian dating.

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Besides this use, it was the home of a Civilian Conservation Corps unit in InCamp Grant was reactivated as a U. Army base and was a reception center for draftees, a training center for medical corpsmen, dating Irving a fat woman finally a separation center.

Between andGerman prisoners of war were housed at the camp to a maximum of just over 2, In the last third of the 20th Century, Rockford dealt with many problems common to northern industrial cities, including tree blight, urban renewal, and, in the early s, severe unemployment. Ina group of concerned citizens began efforts to eliminate segregation and racial discrimination in to meet with in Gulfport MS public school system.

Other events in this period include the founding of Rock Valley C date Fort Collins review College, establishment of the University of Illinois Chicago's UIC Health Sciences Campus at Rockford, creation of a local campus of nearby Northern Illinois University, construction of a civic center, and the emergence of the city as an important regional health care, entertainment and financial center.

Currently, Rockford is the state's third largest city with a population ofin It date in Rockford review the oldest community center in Rockford and one of the oldest African-American community centers in the state. Fred hosts Spartanburg SC sex new free annual summer camp in Rockford.

Lundin's history is well written and illustrated and has an intelligent interpretative framework, which makes it unique among the several histories of the city. Arranged topically and written by a committee, with no index, it suffers from lack of coherence and chronology.

Some of the chapters are interpretatively weak, and many are now outdated, but the volume is frequently interesting and provides much information not readily available elsewhere. For 19th Century history, the various books of Charles A.

Church are indispensable, although they are chiefly chronicles or annals, rather than works of analysis and interpretation. Book Online.

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