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Appletree Records t-shirt

Appletree Records T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
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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Cubby O'Briens Bar Rockford

Cubby O'Briens Bar T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
Another popular bar in Rockford, IL with multiple locations was Cubby O'Briens. 52% combed and ring-spun cotton 48% polyester, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. Super soft with a fashion fit. Save Save Save Save Save Save
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Geri's Hamburgers t-shirt

Geri's Hamburgers T-shirt

$24.00 - $26.00
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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Hilander Grocery Store Rockford t-shirt

Hilander T-shirt

$24.00 - $26.00
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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Hot Sam Pretzels T-shirt

Hot Sam T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
This chain of soft pretzel franchises began in 1966 in the state of Michigan and the first store opened at Livonia Mall.  Hot Sam’s were mainly located in malls across the US. In 1995, Mrs. Field’s acquired Hot Sam’s and converted...
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Jefferson St. Bridge Landmark 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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LT's Bar Rockford T-shirt

LT's Bar T-shirt

$24.00 - $26.00
Add a Tumbler for just $2 Spending the weekend out with friends and need a place to go? LT's was one of the bars of choice in Rockford. They will be remembered for the delicious buffalo chicken wings that are dearly missed. 52% combed...
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Lums

Lums T-shirt

$24.00 - $26.00
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 t-shirt

Made in Rockford T-shirt

$10.00 - $12.00
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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Metro Centre Rockford

Metro Centre T-shirt

$24.00 - $26.00
Metro Centre was the former name of the multi-purpose arena located in downtown Rockford, IL. This arena hosts concerts, sports events, conventions, and other large scale gatherings. The most significant event at this arena was when the Rolling Stones...
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Mr. Steak t-shirt

Mr. Steak T-shirt

$24.00 - $42.00
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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Peaches Baseball tshirt - Gray

Peaches Baseball T-shirt

$24.00 - $36.00
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 3/4 Sleeve Raglan Baseball Tee

Peaches Baseball Tee

$30.00 - $32.00
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 T-shirt

Peaches T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
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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PIT Skate Park

Pit Skatepark T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
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 - $28.00
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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Quark video dance club

Quark Video Dance Club t-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
Looking for a night out in Rockford, IL? Then hit the dance floor at the Quark Video Dance Club. The video part included music videos and other high-tech visual programming to flash across the club while you were dancing. This club was once located in...
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R is for Rockford crewneck sweatshirt

R is for Rockford Sweatshirt

$40.00 - $42.00
Why buy just one Rockford logo sweatshirt when get them all on one. 52% combed and ring-spun cotton 48% poly fleece, 32 single 6.5 oz. Save Save Save Save Save Save
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Rockford Day 2019

R is for Rockford T-shirt

$24.00 - $26.00
Who doesn't love the logos of our Rockford t-shirts? You get them all on one shirt. 100% combed and ring-spun cotton, 4.2 oz. Super soft with a fashion fit. Save Save Save Save Save Save
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Ralph Nielsen Music

Ralph Nielsen Music T-shirt

$24.00 - $26.00
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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RFD hoody

RFD Sweatshirt

$40.00 - $42.00
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

$10.00 - $12.00
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 Cubbies baseball t-shirt

Rockford Cubbies T-shirt

$24.00 - $32.00
The Rockford Cubbies were a Midwest League baseball team that played from 1995 to 1998 in Rockford, IL. There was huge excitement in town to have a Chicago Cubs farm team to cheer on at Marinelli Field. The Rockford Cubbies became the Rockford Reds for...
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Rockford Lightning Basketball t-shirt

Rockford Lightning T-shirt

$24.00 - $26.00
The Rockford Lightning basketball team was part of the Continental Basketball Association. They were the oldest team in the CBA by first starting out as the Lancaster Red Roses. The Red Roses became the Lancaster Lightning before then moving to Rockford...
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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 - $26.00
 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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Sandy's Drive-in t-shirt

Sandy's T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
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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Sportspage Bar Rockford

Sportspage Bar T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
Sportspage Bar was another favorite hangout in Rockford, IL. It had everything you could want.  There was good food and drinks in a comfortable atmosphere. We will miss playing trivia there as well. 52% combed and ring-spun cotton 48% polyester,...
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Stash O'Neils Bar Rockford T-shirt

Stash O'Neils T-shirt

$24.00 - $26.00
Add a Tumbler for just $2 Looking for good food and drinks in Rockford, IL? Stash O'Neils was a popular destination for that. If you were in more of a party mode, you could find Hard Times Bar in the back. 52% combed and ring-spun...
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Sunset Drive-in

Sunset Drive-in T-shirt

$10.00 - $12.00
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 - $26.00
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 Landmark tee

Symbol Landmark T-shirt

$24.00 - $26.00
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

$10.00 - $12.00
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

$24.00 - $26.00
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

$10.00 - $12.00
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 - $26.00
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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Union Hall t-shirt

Union Hall T-Shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
Before the big-box stores, Rockford shopped at Union Hall. Union Hall was started in 1955 by Al Bagus and grew into two locations in Rockford & Loves Park. They were once listed on “The Top 100 Billion Dollar Discount Stores”, but filed...
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Venture Department Store t-shirt

Venture T-shirt

$24.00 - $42.00
Venture was a discount department store founded in 1970. Their headquarters were located in O’Fallon, MO and the first Venture store opened in Overland, MO. This retail chain operated over 70 stores in its heyday and expanded over various areas of...
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Rockford - We're at the Top thermal

We're At The Top in Illinois

$30.00 - $36.00
Do you know Rockford, Illinois? This shirt says it all.  BASEBALL TEE: Tri-blend 50/25/25 polyester/combed ringspun cotton/rayon, fabric laundered, 4.3 oz., 32 singles. Set-in collar. 1x1 triblend baby rib set-in collar...
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Zaire department store

Zayre T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
Founded by Max and Morris Feldberg, Zayre was a chain of discount stores operating from 1956-1990. Their headquarters were located in Framingham, Massachusetts. In 1988, all Zayre stores were sold to the Ames Department Stores chain. Fun fact..one of the...
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Beaky's t-shirt

Beaky's T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
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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Belford Theater

Belford Theater

$24.00 - $26.00
Remember late nights, double-feature movies and steamy car windows? The Belford Drive-in boasted dual theaters, both indoor and outdoor when it opened in 1965. It was demolished in 1995 and rebuilt as the Showplace 16 Megaplex. 100% combed and ringspun...
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Boost the Rockford Peaches

Boost the Peaches T-shirt

$10.00 - $12.00
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 - $26.00
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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Fairview Lanes t-shirt

Fairview Lanes T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
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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Geri's Hamburgers 3/4 Sleeve Raglan Baseball Tee

Geri's Hamburgers Baseball Tee

$30.00 - $32.00
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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Bygone Brand Illinois Beanies

Illinois Beanie

$10.00
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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Insurance Liquidators t-shirt

Insurance Liquidators

$24.00 - $28.00
If you were looking for a great deal, Insurance Liquidators was the place to go. Low prices, an odd variety of items, and great bargains made this store a unique place to shop. It also didn’t hurt that Insurance Liquidators had a very memorable...
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Kiddieland - Sherwood Park t-shirt

Kiddieland T-shirt

$10.00
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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Last Straw t-shirt

Last Straw T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
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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Made in Rockford zipper hoody sweatshirt

Made in Rockford Sweatshirt

$45.00
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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Bishop Muldoon High School

Muldoon High School

$24.00 - $42.00
Bishop Muldoon High School, Rockford's only all-girl high school, operated for 41 years, from 1929 to 1970. Bring back the fond memories of going to school at Muldoon; the uniforms, the hall guards, and many dances. And yes, prom dresses did need to be...
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Musicland T-shirt

Musicland T-shirt

$24.00 - $28.00
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

$24.00 - $28.00
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 Ladies Flowy Racerback Tank Pink

Peaches Ladies Tank

$24.00 - $26.00
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 Hoody

Peaches Sweatshirt

$42.00
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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