Take a Look at Rockford, Then and Now
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.
I've posted video of Rockford's polio epidemic of 1945, President Truman's victory train visit to Rockford after the 1948 election, JFK's speech at the Coronado Theater just two weeks before the 1960 election, and the 1985 visit from the British Airways SST, The Concorde.
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.