Loves Park

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Loves Park got its name from Malcolm A. Love, a Rockford industrialist and alderman who, in 1901, purchased 236 acres of land along the east bank of the Rock River just a few miles north of Rockford. Love used the property as a private retreat. Soon thereafter, a railroad was built through the area, and in the decades that followed, residences and businesses started to arrive. The city incorporated in 1947 with a population of 4,500. Once it was established, all the elements of a modern community followed, including police and fire departments, a library, churches, gas stations, restaurants, and other businesses. Since then, the city of almost 24,000 has continued to prosper and is now home to the annual Memorial Day Young at Heart Festival, which brings in people from all across northern Illinois, and RiverHawks Stadium, home of the Rockford RiverHawks Frontier League baseball team.
ISBN: 9780738590936
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Nicole C. Lindsay, a resident of Loves Park for over seven years and a resident of the Rockford area for more than 20 years, has a bachelor's degree in history from Rockford College and a master's degree in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. Professionally, she is a freelance writer, editor, and researcher.
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