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Bygone Brand retro apparel from Rockford, Illinois

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Rockford Peaches 3/4 Sleeve Raglan Baseball Tee

Peaches Baseball Tee

$30.00
Add a Peaches Cap for just $18 The Peaches were a professional women’s baseball team that played from 1943-1954 in Rockford, Illinois. They were a part of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The Peaches were...
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Rockford Peaches Baseball Cap

Peaches Cap

$25.00
The Peaches were a professional women’s baseball team that played from 1943-1954 in Rockford, Illinois. They were a part of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The Peaches were one of two teams to play in every AAGPBL...
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Rockford Peaches Ladies Flowy Racerback Tank

Peaches Ladies Tank

$24.00
The Peaches were a professional women’s baseball team that played from 1943-1954 in Rockford, Illinois. They were a part of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The Peaches were one of two teams to play in every AAGPBL...
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Rockford Peaches T-shirt

Peaches T-shirt

$24.00
Add a Peaches Cap for just $18 The Peaches were a professional women’s baseball team that played from 1943-1954 in Rockford, Illinois. They were a part of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The Peaches...
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611 Rockford

611 T-shirt

$10.00
What's your code Rockford? 50% polyester, 25% combed and ring spun cotton, 25% rayon, 40 single 3.8 oz. Super soft, raw neck with a fashion fit. See Sizing Chart for best fit size. See more about the tees we use. Save
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A Frame t-shirt

A Frame T-shirt

$10.00
The A Frame was opened in 1977 by Pete Olson and Terry McDonald. Dave Chipalla came in soon after. The building’s unique A Frame shape was created for the previous Heap Big Beef restaurant. It originally opened as a bar that just served a few...
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Appletree Records t-shirt

Appletree Records T-shirt

$24.00
Back in the 70s, 80s and 90s — music lovers in Rockford knew exactly where to go when they wanted the latest music — Appletree Records at Edgebrook. Whether it was over-played Top 40 or harder-to-find new wave, punk, hard rock and alternative...
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Beaky's t-shirt

Beaky's T-shirt

$24.00
Grab a Beakyburger and the area’s best fried chicken. Beaky’s opened in 1965 on the corner of Auburn & Rockton in Rockford and closed in the early 80’s. We’re proud to offer this nostalgic t-shirt of a local favorite, grease...
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Block & Kuhl co

Block & Kuhl Co t-shirt

$24.00
Known as the “Great White Store”, Block and Kuhl was located at the corner of 124 South West Adams and Fulton in downtown Peoria. This department store was the preeminent retail establishment in the area. Block and Kuhl expanded into 19...
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Boost the Rockford Peaches

Boost the Peaches T-shirt

$24.00
The Peaches were a professional women’s baseball team that played from 1943-1954 in Rockford, Illinois. They were a part of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The Peaches were one of two teams to play in every AAGPBL...
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Cheap Trick + Cheap Screws

Cheap Trick + Cheap Screws T-shirt

$24.00
What is Rockford, Illinois best known for? 'Nuff said. 100% combed and ringspun cotton, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. See Sizing Chart for best fit size. See more about the tees we use. Save Save Save Save Save Save
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Don's Hobbies & Toys t-shirt

Don’s Hobbies & Toys T-shirt

$24.00
Before Rockford had K-B Toys and Toys R Us, there was Don’s Hobbies and Toys. This local store was the place kids could get their toys, games, train sets, hobby equipment and so much more. Even though it is not around anymore, the jingle lives...
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Fairview Lanes t-shirt

Fairview Lanes T-shirt

$24.00
Fairview Lanes bowling alley was built in 1957 by Joe Bonavia and Bill Lee along East State Street in Rockford, IL, at the then edge of town. It hosted 26 fully automatic A.M.F. Lanes, snack bar, banquet room, sport shop and a nursery. Jewel Grocery...
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Faust Hotel

Faust Hotel T-shirt

$24.00
The Faust Hotel was built in 1929 and was the premier hotel in its day. It was the destination for conventions, meetings, and weddings. The Faust stands proudly at 15 stories high, with a tower in the middle capped off with an American flag flying 24...
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Geri's Hamburgers 3/4 Sleeve Raglan Baseball Tee

Geri's Hamburgers Baseball Tee

$30.00
Geri’s Hamburgers was a Rockford-based fast food chain with more than a dozen stores across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin at its peak, including at least six in the Rockford area and two in Madison. Geri’s was similar in style...
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Geri's Hamburgers t-shirt blue

Geri's Hamburgers T-shirt

$24.00
Geri’s Hamburgers was a Rockford-based fast food chain with more than a dozen stores across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin at its peak, including at least six in the Rockford area and two in Madison. Geri’s was similar in style to...
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Goldblatt's t-shirt

Goldblatt’s T-shirt

$15.00
Goldblatt’s was founded in 1914 by two brothers, Nate and Maurice Goldblatt. This prominent discount department store chain was your one stop shop to find deals in clothing, footwear, toys, jewelry, electronics, furniture, and more. Besides their...
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Hilander t-shirt

Hilander T-shirt

$24.00
Generations of Rockford residents fondly remember the Hilander Foods name. The local grocery store chain was first founded as the Sanitary Meat Market in 1919 by Joseph Castrogiovanni and his wife, Rose. Eventually, the store was re-named Hilander Foods...
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Bygone Brand Illinois Beanies

Illinois Beanie

$25.00
Our Illinois beanie is celebrating the Land of Lincoln. Here are some fun Illinois facts. 1.It is home to the largest bottle of ketchup  2.The highest point is Charles Mound  3.80% of Illinois is farm land  4.There were two previous...
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Jefferson St. Bridge photo tee

Jefferson Street Bridge Landmark T-shirt

$24.00
The iconic Jefferson Street bridge crossing the Rock River in downtown Rockford. A collaboration with local photographer Sara Johnson. 100% combed and ringspun cotton, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. See Sizing Chart for best fit size. See more about the...
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Kiddieland - Sherwood Park t-shirt

Kiddieland T-shirt

$24.00
Kiddieland Park was a beloved amusement park that opened in 1950 on Forest Hills Road in Loves Park, Illinois. Kiddieland had many rides and attractions, but the main draw was the “Rockford Limited”, one of the largest small gauge trains...
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Kryptonite t-shirt

Kryptonite T-shirt

$10.00
Kryptonite Bar in downtown Rockford was opened by Chris Wachowiak in 2000. It had many facets over the years such as Dance Club, Hookah Bar, Live Music Venue, Comedy club, Bargo (like Bingo) and many more. It even began the Screw City Beer Festival that...
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Last Straw t-shirt

Last Straw T-shirt

$24.00
The Last Straw was an Ice Cream Parlour and Family Restaurant with two locations in Rockford. The old fashion theme, authentic soda fountain and gigantic Firewagon Special (which served 1 to 10) made it a popular eatery for hanging out and special...
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Lums

Lums T-shirt

$24.00
Lums started out as a hot dog stand that Stuart and Clifford Perlman bought in 1956 in Miami Beach, Florida. This family restaurant chain expanded into various locations across several states. Lums was known for hot dogs steamed in beer, the Ollieburger,...
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Made in Rockford Cap

Made in Rockford Cap

$25.00
The first industry to define Rockford was furniture. The river and dense forests were perfect for the milling of lumber. With the arrival of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad came Swedish immigrants. These immigrants brought their craftsmanship...
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Made in Rockford hoody

Made in Rockford Sweatshirt

$30.00
The first industry to define Rockford was furniture. The river and dense forests were perfect for the milling of lumber. With the arrival of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad came Swedish immigrants. These immigrants brought their craftsmanship...
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Made in Rockford t-shirt

Made in Rockford T-shirt

$24.00
Add a Made in Rockford Cap for just $18 (Regularly $25) The first industry to define Rockford was furniture. The river and dense forests were perfect for the milling of lumber. With the arrival of the Chicago &...
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Mr. Steak t-shirt

Mr. Steak T-shirt

$24.00
In 1962, James A. Mather launched a new steakhouse restaurant chain called Mr. Steak. At its peak, you could find 278 Mr. Steak restaurants all around the United States and Canada. Sadly, the corporation went bankrupt and all locations were closed by the...
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Bishop Muldoon High School Pennant

Muldoon High Pennant

$22.00
Bishop Muldoon High School, Rockford's only all-girl high school, operated for 41 years, from 1929 to 1970. Named for Rev. Peter J. Muldoon, it began as St. Thomas High School in 1910 at St. James School in Rockford. In 1929, separate schools were built...
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Musicland T-shirt

Musicland T-shirt

$24.00
The first Musicland store opened in 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and continued to be headquartered there throughout its tenure as a business. The Musicland Entertainment Group also included Sam Goody, Suncoast Motion Pictures Company, and Media Play...
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National Lock Cap

National Lock Cap

$25.00
The National Lock Company was founded by three Swedish industrialists in 1903 because they saw a need for furniture locks. The company’s product line soon expanded to include kitchen, appliance and furniture hardware, door locks, fasteners, and...
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On The Waterfront t-shirt

On the Waterfront T-shirt

$15.00
Every Labor Day Weekend for 29 years, On the Waterfront was the premier music festival in downtown Rockford. It began in 1984 to commemorate the city’s sesquicentennial anniversary and featured national & local bands and tons of food and craft...
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Rockford Peaches Hoody

Peaches Sweatshirt

$40.00
Add a Peaches Cap for just $18 The Peaches were a professional women’s baseball team that played from 1943-1954 in Rockford, Illinois. They were a part of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The Peaches...
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Pink Pony Ladies Jersey Hoody

Pink Pony Ladies Jersey Hoody

$30.00
The Pink Pony Restaurant was started by Gert and Whitey Larson in 1950. They named this restaurant after a bar they had seen in Las Vegas. The Pink Pony would change owners many times throughout its history before finally closing its doors for the last...
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Pink Pony t-shirt

Pink Pony T-shirt

$24.00
The Pink Pony Restaurant was started by Gert and Whitey Larson in 1950. They named this restaurant after a bar they had seen in Las Vegas. The Pink Pony would change owners many times throughout its history before finally closing its doors for the last...
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PIT Skate Park

Pit Skatepark T-shirt

$24.00
Private Indoor Terrain, aka The PIT, began with Mike Kaiser. Mike started riding bicycles at an early age, starting his first stunt show team at age 13. The Riders with Aggression (RWA) show team began performing shows at bike shops and...
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Poison Apple Disco

Poison Apple Disco T-shirt

$24.00
Poison Apple was a dance club and a place where you could hear live music in the 1970’s. There were Poison Apples in three states, which include Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan. The one in Peoria, IL was the second largest and the busiest of the clubs...
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Ralph Nielsen Music

Ralph Nielsen Music T-shirt

$24.00
Watch Cheap Trick Talk About Their Introductions to Music at Ralph Nielsen Music Ralph Nielsen Music on 7th Street was the place in Rockford to go for musical instruments, lessons, gifts and antiques. It began as American Beauty Music House in 1921, a...
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Rec Night t-shirt

Rec Night T-shirt

$15.00
For many decades, Rec Night was the first step to independence for Rockford-area Middle Schoolers. Put on by the Rockford Park District, students would meet at their school or the Riverview Ice House for music, games, snacks and fun. 35/65% pre-shrunk...
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Red Whale t-shirt

Red Whale T-shirt

$24.00
The Red Whale on East State was one of Rockford’s largest boutiques / head shops. It was a frequent hangout for musicians including members of The Grim Reapers, an early band Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen.52% combed and ring-spun cotton 48%...
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RFD Heart Blue Unisex

RFD Heart Blue T-shirt

$15.00
Rockford Love. 100% combed and ringspun cotton, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. Super soft with a fashion fit. See Sizing Chart for best fit size. See more about the tees we use.    
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RFD Ladies Tank

RFD Ladies Tank

$24.00
Women's Flowy Racerback Tank. Made from exceptionally soft poly-viscose blend, in a flattering draped silhouette, round neck and racerback. Relaxed, drapy fit. Merrowed bottom hem. Sheering at racerback seam. 65% poly 35% viscose, 30...
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RFD hoody

RFD Sweatshirt

$40.00
85% combed and ring-spun cotton 15% poly, 30 single 6.5 oz. See Sizing Chart for best fit size.    
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RFD t-shirt

RFD T-shirt

$24.00
Rockford Love. Part of the Hometown Hearts Collection. 100% combed and ringspun cotton, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. Super soft with a fashion fit. See Sizing Chart for best fit size. See more about the tees we use...
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Rockford City ringer tee

Rockford City T-shirt

$24.00
100% combed and ringspun cotton, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. Super soft with a fashion fit. See Sizing Chart for best fit size. See more about the tees we use.
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Rockford Motors t-shirt

Rockford Motors

$24.00
Originally called the Rockford Scooter Company, the Rockford Motors Company's first import was a scooter called the Silver Pigeon from the Mitsubishi Corporation. In the sixties, the company received the exclusive rights to sell and market the...
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Rockford Products Cap

Rockford Products Cap

$25.00
Rockford Products is the reason Rockford is nicknamed “Screw City”. The idea for this worldwide manufacturer, importer, and distributor of fasteners and other industrial products came from the idea of one man, Swan Hillman. In...
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Rockford Products T-shirt

Rockford Products T-shirt

$24.00
 Add a Rockford Products Cap for just $18 (Regularly $25) Rockford Products is the reason Rockford is nicknamed “Screw City”. The idea for this worldwide manufacturer, importer, and distributor of...
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Rockford

Rockford Supreme T-shirt

$24.00
50% polyester, 25% combed and ring-spun cotton, 25% rayon, 3.8oz. Super soft with a fashion fit. See Sizing Chart for best fit size. See more about the tees we use.   Save Save Save Save Save Save
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Rockford West High School Pennant

Rockford West High Pennant

$22.00
Rockford West High School was built in 1940 on North Rockton Avenue in the Northwest side of Rockford. West served as a High School for 48 years until it was deactivated after the 1988-89 school year due to district budget problems. It now serves as a...
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Rockford Zipper Hoody

Rockford Zipper Hoody

$45.00
52% combed and ring-spun cotton 48% poly fleece, 32 single 6.5 oz. See Sizing Chart for best fit size. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
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Sandy's Drive-in t-shirt

Sandy's T-shirt

$24.00
Many Midwesterners fondly remember having a Big Scot double burger, french fries and a chocolate shake at a local Sandy's Hamburgers. The Illinois-based chain was started in 1958 as a direct competitor to the quickly growing McDonald's chain. It's first...
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Sunset Drive-in

Sunset Drive-in T-shirt

$24.00
The Sunset Drive-In started originally as Lin’s Air in 1950.This single screen drive-in was renamed the Sunset in 1971. Ultimately, the Sunset started showing pornographic movies and that signaled the end for this business in 1986. 52% combed and...
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Surf Lounge

Surf Lounge T-shirt

$24.00
The Surf Lounge was a not so fancy gentleman’s club once located in downtown Rockford, IL. 52% combed and ring-spun cotton 48% polyester, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. See Sizing Chart for best fit size. See more about the tees we use...
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Rockford Symbol photo tee

Symbol Landmark T-shirt

$24.00
The 30-ton Symbol created by Alexander Liberman. A collaboration with local photographer Sara Johnson. 100% combed and ringspun cotton, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. See Sizing Chart for best fit size. See more about the tees we use...
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The Game Factory

The Game Factory T-shirt

$24.00
Video Game Arcades have mostly died out, but many remember the excitement of dropping endless quarters to see if they can beat the games high score. The Game Factory arcade on Alpine Road in Rockford, IL was one such place that offered 8 tokens for a...
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The Ing Skate Palace t-shirt

The Ing Skate Palace T-shirt

$24.00
Roller Skate all night long at The Ing Skating Palace. The building is torn down, but relive the glory days of Roller Skating with an Ing t-shirt. 100% combed and ringspun cotton, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. Super soft with a fashion fit...
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The Tree Roller Rink

The Tree Roller Skating T-shirt

$24.00
Rockford has a long history of fun roller skating rinks and back in the 1980s, The Statelines kids loved going to The Tree. Located on North Main, The Tree featured all the required staples — flashing lights, loud music and lots and lots of...
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Tydee Dydee Diaper Service

Tydee Dydee Diaper Service T-shirt

$24.00
Tydee Dydee Diaper Service was founded by Leander (Andy) Schlickman in 1940. Wanting to go into business for himself, he moved his family from Dubuque, IA to Rockford, IL to start a diaper business. The business was located at 626 N. Madison Street. The...
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