The Rockford (Ill.) files

Linda & Roger Fasteson
February 16, 2014
The Rockford (Ill.) files
During the 19th century, in a time of expansion into the upper Midwest, rail- roads brought a group of immigrants with skills, ingenuity and perseverance, along with the hope that hard work would create a better life in a frontier village in Illinois. Immigrants from Sweden planned to settle in Chicago, but a twist of fate changed that and they set up Rockford, Ill., to be a business, government and cultural center.
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