Rockford, Illinois: Swede Town

Linda & Roger Fasteson
February 1, 2014
Rockford, Illinois: Swede Town
How did a frontier village in Illinois grow to become an industrial and cultural center? It was due, in part, to a group of immigrants from Sweden who planned to settle in Chicago in 1852, were confronted with an plan-altering epidemic, and had the skills to fill a need after a devastating fire.
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