- Boys’ basketball holiday tournament tips off tonight
- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
Dnewsmans Magical History Tour hits the streets May 12
Whether you are new to the area, or have lived here all of your life, youre invited to come for a ride, and find out a few things you might not have known about. For instance:
Who was the first National League batting champion?
Who was the first person to translate the hieroglyphics on King Tuts tomb?
What military camp was in Rockford before Camp Grant?
Where was Rockfords first amusement park?
What Rockford resident was involved in a major court battle over copyright infringement and used a lawyer by the name of Abraham Lincoln on the case?
Dnewsmans Magical History Tour will provide answers to these questions and more.
Saturday, May 12, tours will be offered hourly, on a first-come, first-served basis, from 1-5 p.m. Tickets will be sold on site, cash only. The limo bus will be departing from the north end of the Mobil Gas Station parking lot on North Main Street, south of Auburn. Cost for the tour will be $16 for adults, $13 for students (18 and younger) and seniors (65 and older).
The Magnolia Festival will be going on this day also from noon to midnight. See the tour and go to the festival!
from the May 2-8, 2007, issue