|Collection name||Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.|
This photograph shows the parade in Rockford, Illinois held for the Swedish Pioneer Centennial Celebration. In this photograph there is a mounted company. The men and a boy are riding horses. They are clothed in uniforms and cowboy hats. Standing on both sides of the street are many men, women, and children. Trees, light poles, and signs can be seen in the background of this photograph.
According to The American Swedish Monthly: Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1848-1948 [June 1948 issue found in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research stacks at: Immig. f E 184 .S23 A7 24251707] "on the morning of June 8 automobiles will bring the party to Rockford, where at 1:00 o'clock a luncheon will be given by the Rockford Committee. At 6:45 p.m. the Swedish Pioneer Centennial Parade will begin its march to the Rockford Stadium where a festival will be held."
Kastrup, Allan, 1906-
Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1948
American Swedish News Exchange (New York, N.Y.)
|Catalog Number||MSS P:308 ph 15|
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