The 1967 Belvidere Tornado

Author: Mike Doyle
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439658862
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Claiming the lives of seven adults and seventeen children, the Belvidere tornado struck the most vulnerable at the worst possible time: just as school let out. More than five hundred people suffered injuries. New interviews and fascinating archival history underscore the horrific drama, as well as the split-second decisions of victims and survivors that saved their families and neighbors. Since the tragedy, three more devastating tornadoes have further defined Boone County’s resilience: Poplar Grove in 2008, Caledonia in 2010 and Fairdale in 2015.

Rockford

Author: Eric A. Johnson
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738532630
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Rockford's economic boom of the early twentieth century continued into the Roaring Twenties, when Rockford's newly-erected skyscrapers symbolized the city's "sky's the limit" ambitions. But the good times came to a crashing halt with the arrival of the Great Depression in October 1929. With its longstanding blue collar industrial roots, Rockford would enjoy renewed and even greater prosperity as it readily capitalized on the World War II war effort and the post-war economic boom years. With a collection of nearly 240 vintage postcards, Rockford: 1920 and Beyond captures this dynamic, ever-changing era as Rockford transformed into "Illinois' Second City." Inside, see now-familiar skyscrapers like the Rockford News Tower, Talcott Building, and Faust Hotel enliven Rockford's downtown skyline. Take a nostalgic trip to the Blackhawk Park Zoo and the Central Park and Kiddieland amusement parks. Watch post-war "car culture" change the face of the city with its drive-ins, shopping centers, and expressways. Witness the World War II revival of Rockford's storied Camp Grant. See the famed Wagon Wheel Resort in its high-flying, star-studded Hollywood heydays. Marvel at the destructive power of Rockford's deadly "Cyclone of '28."

To Investigate The Adequacy And Effectiveness Of Federal Disaster Relief Legislation

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Disaster Relief
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Disaster Relief Act Of 1967

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Roads
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Considers S. 438, to amend the Small Business Act and the Consolidated Farmer\s Home Administration Act to authorize loans to disaster victims for repair and reconstruction of property, to establish a program of Federal aid to states for repairing private property damage, to revise Federal aid programs for road and highway reconstruction, and to authorize use of Federal funds for repair and reconstruction of water resource development projects damaged in disasters. June 9 hearing was held in Dunlap, Ind.

Historical Messenger Of The Milwaukee County Historical Society

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Sinnissippi Saga

Author: C. Hal Nelson
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The emphasis of this vol. is the city of Rockford.

2009 Calendars Weather Engagement

Author: CALENDARS 2009
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ISBN: 9780740775826
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This weekly engagement calendar is brought to you by the weather calendar experts who have compiled a collection.

The Municipality

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Done In A Day

Author: Dick Griffin
Editor: Ohio University Press
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Collects articles dealing with both momentous events and every day matters, which represent the best in newspaper journalism

Oak Lawn

Author: Kevin Korst
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738593605
Size: 20,32 MB
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Situated just outside of Chicago, the bustling suburb of Oak Lawn was incorporated in 1909, although its rich history can be traced back to the 1830s. For decades, the village remained a thinly populated farming community. However, like many towns across America, the early 20th century brought steady growth, and the years following World War II saw an unprecedented population explosion. With thousands of new residents arriving every year, numerous homes, churches, and schools were constructed, forever changing Oak Lawn. In the face of immense growth and other adversities, such as the 1967 tornado, the village continued to prosper and mature. The images in this book act as a window to its past, highlighting many of the people, places, and events that have made Oak Lawn the dynamic community it is today.