Rockford:: 1920 and Beyond Eric A. Johnson

ISBN: 9780738532639

Published: August 6th 2004

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128 pages


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Rockford:: 1920 and Beyond  by  Eric A.      Johnson

Rockford:: 1920 and Beyond by Eric A. Johnson
August 6th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738532639 | 6.47 Mb

Rockfords economic boom of the early twentieth century continued into the Roaring Twenties, when Rockfords newly-erected skyscrapers symbolized the citys skys the limit ambitions. But the good times came to a crashing halt with the arrival of theMoreRockfords economic boom of the early twentieth century continued into the Roaring Twenties, when Rockfords newly-erected skyscrapers symbolized the citys skys the limit ambitions. But the good times came to a crashing halt with the arrival of the Great Depression in October 1929. With its longstanding blue collar industrial roots, Rockford would enjoy renewed and even greater prosperity as it readily capitalized on the World War II war effort and the post-war economic boom years.

With a collection of nearly 240 vintage postcards, Rockford: 1920 and Beyond captures this dynamic, ever-changing era as Rockford transformed into Illinois Second City. Inside, see now-familiar skyscrapers like the Rockford News Tower, Talcott Building, and Faust Hotel enliven Rockfords downtown skyline. Take a nostalgic trip to the Blackhawk Park Zoo and the Central Park and Kiddieland amusement parks. Watch post-war car culture change the face of the city with its drive-ins, shopping centers, and expressways.

Witness the World War II revival of Rockfords storied Camp Grant. See the famed Wagon Wheel Resort in its high-flying, star-studded Hollywood heydays. Marvel at the destructive power of Rockfords deadly Cyclone of 28.



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