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HISTORY

OF

ROCKFORD

AND

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

ILLINOIS

FROM THE FIRST SETTLEMENT IN 1834 TO THE CIVIL WAR

BY

CHARLES A. CHURCH

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM NEGATIVES TAKEN BY MEMBERS OF NEW ENGLAND

SOCIETY, AND OTHERS

Publisbed by tbe New England Society of Rockford, 1II.

ROCKFORD, ILL.
W. P. LAMB, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER.

1900.

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COPYRIGHT

1900

BY THE NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY

OF ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

“Both justice and decency require that we should bestow on our forefathers an honorable remembrance."

Thucydides.

TO THE MEMORY OF

THE EARLY SETTLERS OF ROCKFORD

WHO FOUNDED THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY

UPON THE NEW ENGLAND MODEL, AND GAVE TO IT THE

BEST ELEMENTS OF CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION,

THIS VOLUME IS RESPECTFULLY

DEDICATED BY

THE AUTHOR.

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