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MurderMayhem in Rockford, Illinois ❰Read❯ ➱ MurderMayhem in Rockford, Illinois Author Kathi Kresol – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Rockford rightly prizes its prosperous heritage, earned by manufacturing concerns like the Rockford Watch Factory and the Manny Reaper Company But the town once named Midway also harbors a history of Rockford rightly prizes its prosperous heritage, earned by manufacturing concerns like the Rockford Watch Factory and the Manny Reaper Company But the town once named Midway also MurderMayhem in PDF \ harbors a history of crime and calamityGunfire broke out in the streets when networks of Prohibition informants slid sideways In , John Hart forced his own sisters to drink poison Three years later, James French shot down his wife in the street Over the years, a courthouse collapsed, a factory exploded and trains collided Join local historian Kathi Kresol as she explores the mayhem milling about in Rockford s past.

    MurderMayhem in Rockford, Illinois ePUB É historian Kathi Kresol as she explores the mayhem milling about in Rockford s past."/>
  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • MurderMayhem in Rockford, Illinois
  • Kathi Kresol
  • 05 January 2018
  • 1467119156

About the Author: Kathi Kresol

Kathi Kresol s obsession is history and she has been feeding this passion while researching Rockford s history for over ten years Kathi loves the opportunity to MurderMayhem in PDF \ share this passion through the stories she writes for her column, Voices from the Grave in the Rock River Times and the stories she tells on her Haunted Rockford Tours She serves on the Board of the Rockford Historical Society, has worked at the Rockford Public Library for years and loves sharing her enthusiasm for history and reading in any way possibleAlong with researching and writing about history, Kathi has given presentations on true crime cases, paranormal encounters and Rockford History She has also been interviewed for several radio shows, local newscasts and newspapers and always considers it an honor to share the stories of the men, women and children who have called this area home.



10 thoughts on “MurderMayhem in Rockford, Illinois

  1. Karen Karen says:

    Enjoyable read.Anyone from Rockford would enjoy theses stories They were well written and easy to read I learned a lot about our past tragedies.

  2. Michael Kleen Michael Kleen says:

    Murder Mayhem in Rockford by Kathi Kresol was published by the History Press Arcadia Publishing in November 2015 As a librarian and proprietor of Haunted Rockford Tours, Kresol is intimately familiar with the darker side of her city s history Now she has compiled some of those stories, both infamous and lesser known, into a beautifully designed book sure to be enjoyed by readers interested in both history and true crime.Murder Mayhem in Rockford is divided into two parts, aptly named Mur Murder Mayhem in Rockford by Kathi Kresol was published by the History Press Arcadia Publishing in November 2015 As a librarian and proprietor of Haunted Rockford Tours, Kresol is intimately familiar with the darker side of her city s history Now she has compiled some of those stories, both infamous and lesser known, into a beautifully designed book sure to be enjoyed by readers interested in both history and true crime.Murder Mayhem in Rockford is divided into two parts, aptly named Murder and Mayhem In part 1, Kresol examines nine murder cases, ranging from the death of a county sheriff to a man who murdered his own sisters In part 2, she recounts five disasters, accidents, and fires, and ends with three chapters on Prohibition and the Mafia in Rockford from 1920 to 1933.The events in the book take place in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a few from the 1960s and 70s Kresol shows that Rockford has always been an immigrant melting pot, and despite its early industrial prosperity, has always been a violent place The participants, victims and perpetrators alike, come to life on the pages.Kresol heavily relies on newspaper articles, which were known for being colorful during that time period It is difficult, however, to find records verifying the details of these events Kresol does an admirable job filling in the blanks and being as accurate as possible while still being entertaining.From its cover, to its paper quality, font, photos, and layout, Murder Mayhem in Rockford is a beautifully designed book Its organization is simple and easy to follow, with short, entertaining chapters and a thorough bibliography for each chapter The only thing it lacks is an index, but with such a well designed book, finding specific information is not difficult.If Murder Mayhem in Rockford has one flaw, it is the length to price ratio At 128 pages, it retails for a staggering 21.99, which is not uncommon for History Press books At that price, the book isof a collector s item for people interested in Rockford history Unfortunately, there is no Kindle edition for readers looking for a bargain, as of the date of this review.Readers interested in both history and true crime will enjoy Murder Mayhem in Rockford It is a titillating and informative read, with many little known historical anecdotes about this industrial city in northern Illinois

  3. Amber Amber says:

    A quick, great, and a very interesting read If you love history, you ll love the cool spin this book takes to provide Rockford history through true crime and tragedies.

  4. Paula Corregan Paula Corregan says:

    Fascinating book This book was very interesting It gave accounts of various murders as well as natural disasters that occurred in Rockford, Illinois For those interested in true crime and history, this book is a must read.

  5. Amy Anderson Amy Anderson says:

    Great stories I feel like there could be an additional book Easy read.

  6. Sarah Anne Sarah Anne says:

    Well written and great to learnabout Rockford and see my town Freeport mentioned.

  7. Lisa Kizer Lisa Kizer says:

    Really good book on the bad history that happened in Rockford Like this better than the haunted books that are really historical stories.

  8. Michael Kearney Michael Kearney says:

    Never knew most of this stuff, and this is my home town.

  9. Pamela Newsom Pamela Newsom says:

    Fun readIf you lo e history and true crime this book is worth the time to read Very informative and an easy read.

  10. Nancy Nancy says:

    This book tells of early murders in Rockford Illinois The latest murder was in 1967 It covers the crimes during Prohibition The murders among rival gang members almost wiped each other out There are many old Rockford family names in this book.

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