StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-112006722513104.jpg’, ‘Photo by Becca Pierson’, ”);
StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-112006724413107.jpg’, ‘Photo by Becca Pierson’, ”);
StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-11200672639921.jpg’, ‘Photo by Becca Pierson’, ”);
Sock monkeys Building Rockford by Doug Adcock (bottom), Symbol/Sock Monkey by Deb Stromsdorfer (center), and Faces of Rockford by Mary Rosandich (top) adorn the pedestrian mall in the River District. The pop culture icon has its roots in Rockfords John Nelson, a Swedish immigrant who relocated to Rockford in 1852. Nelson invented the sock knitting machine and founded Nelson Knitting. The fiberglass monkeys will be showcased through October by Midway Village & Museum Center.
From the June 29-July 5, 2005, issue