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MurderMayhem in Rockford IllinoisN immigrant melting pot and despite its early industrial prosperity has always been "A Violent Place The Participants "violent place The participants and perpetrators alike come to life on the pagesKresol heavily relies on newspaper articles which were nown for

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colorful during that 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 entertainingFrom its cover to its paper uality 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 #The only thing it lacks is an index but with such well designed book finding specific information is not difficultIf Murder Mayhem in Rockford has one flaw it is the length to price ratio At 128 pages it retails for a staggering 2199 which is not uncommon for History Press books At that price the book is of a collector s item for people interested in Rockford history Unfortunately there is no Kindle edition for re. Crime and calamityGunfire broke out in the streets when networks of Prohibition informants slid sideways In 1893 John Hart forced his own sisters to drink poison Three years later James French shot. Aders looking for a bargain as of the date of this reviewReaders interested in both history and true crime will enjoy Murder Mayhem in Rockford It is a titillating and informative read with many little nown historical anecdotes about this industrial city in northern Illinois Fascinating bookThis 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 #disasters that occurred in Rockford Illinois For those interested in true crime and history this book is a read Really good book on the bad history that happened in Rockford Like this better than the haunted books that are really historical stories Enjoyable readAnyone from Rockford would enjoy theses stories They were well written and easy to read *I learned a lot about our past tragedies A uick great and * learned a lot about our past tragedies A uick great and 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 Fun readIf you lo e history and true crime this book is worth the time to read Very informative and an easy read Great stories I feel like there
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be an additional Easy read. 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 pas. An okay collection pretty much average for this series Well written and great #to learn about Rockford and see my town Freeport mentioned Never new most #learn about Rockford and see my town Freeport mentioned Never new most this stuff and this is my home town 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 * Haunted Rockford Tours Kresol is intimately familiar with the side of her city s history Now she has compiled some of those stories both infamous and lesser nown into a beautifully designed book sure to be enjoyed by readers interested in both history and true crimeMurder 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 1933The 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 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.