Rockford, Ill.

Before we continue on from Rockford, Ill. with Chauncey and Adaline, how about taking a look around the town? I found a site with some old postcards that seem to date from around the time when they were visiting. The image of Bridge and State Street shows a wide view of the town and a great picture of one of the street cars. Adaline often mentions traveling on street cars while in some of these towns, so it is neat to see what she meant. The postcard of West State Street really shows the architecture of the time. The horse and carriage is still the primary mode of transportation, and there are some more street cars in the background. You can almost feel the pull of society from a rural existence to a more modern and industrial way of life. I think the picture of Mulberry Street is my favorite; a tree lined street, houses peeking through, and rails for the street car going right down the middle.

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Published in: on February 14, 2007 at 8:48 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. I want to see the post cards! Where’s the link?

  2. Run your mouse over the text and you should see the link… I hope it works! The font color doesn’t make links super visible, they are medium brown instead of dark brown. I don’t know how to change that. If anyone has any ideas, let me know!


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