In 1994 the Friends of North Suburban Library formed a local history committee. Since that time they have collected scrapbooks, photographs, maps, yearbooks, diaries, letters and other memorabilia documenting the history of the communities that surround Rockford, Illinois: Loves Park, Machesney Park and Roscoe. Included in the collection presented here are images from the Harlem School District, Harlem Village in the late 19th century, and the Lusk collection of buildings. Photographs of farms and businesses that represent important developments in the community are also featured. The minutes of the Roscoe Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Roscoe Literary Club, in the late 19th century, afford a sense of the community at the time.
These are historical images of Loves Park, Machesney Park and Roscoe.
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Materials in this collection are made available by North Suburban Library District. To request reproductions or inquire about permissions, contact: North Suburban Library District, 6340 North Second Street, Loves Park, IL 61111, phone: 815-633-4247. Please cite the item title and collection name.