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Rockford rightly prizes its prosperous heritage, earned by manufacturing concerns like the Rockford Watch Factory and the Manny Reaper Company. But the town once named Midway also harbors a history of crime and calamity. Gunfire broke out in the streets when networks of Prohibition informants slid sideways. In 1893, John Hart forced his own sisters to drink poison. Three yRockford rightly prizes its prosperous heritage, earned by manufacturing concerns like the Rockford Watch Factory and the Manny Reaper Company. But the town once named Midway also harbors a history of crime and calamity. Gunfire broke out in the streets when networks of Prohibition informants slid sideways. In 1893, John Hart forced his own sisters to drink poison. Three years later, James French shot down his wife in the street. Over the years, a courthouse collapsed, a factory exploded and trains collided. Join local historian Kathi Kresol as she explores the mayhem milling about in Rockford's past....

Title : MurderMayhem in Rockford, Illinois
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ISBN : 9781467119153
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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MurderMayhem in Rockford, Illinois Reviews

  • Karen
    2019-04-27 22:34

    Enjoyable read.Anyone from Rockford would enjoy theses stories. They were well written and easy to read. I learned a lot about our past tragedies.

  • Nancy
    2019-04-28 17:20

    This book tells of early murders in Rockford Illinois. The latest murder was in 1967. It covers the crimes during Prohibition. The murders among rival gang members almost wiped each other out. There are many old Rockford family names in this book.

  • Amber
    2019-05-11 23:37

    A quick, great, and a very interesting read! If you love history, you'll love the cool spin this book takes to provide Rockford history: through true crime and tragedies.

  • Lara Hogan
    2019-05-26 23:39

    There are some interesting, tragic and shocking historical stories included in this book. A good read if you're from Rockford (and even if you aren't)!

  • matthew kirsch
    2019-05-14 17:25

    Hoping for part 2