Over the past few weeks, I've been digging around the dark recesses of the internet looking for videos that showcase Rockford and surrounding areas, especially those that give us a look into the past.

With many thanks to alert listener (and website visitor) Dan, I've got a couple of more to share.

First, a look at the downtown Rockford area from 1940:

Next, we move on to the modern day (actually, it's last summer) in and around the Forest City with a really well-shot time lapse video:

Hey, I'm always looking for more.  If you have video or photos you'd like to see shared here, please let me know.