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-This is the most EPIC Culture Shock shirt we have ever made! Designed in collaboration between Culture Shock and local artist KAYO, locally screen printed, and then hand bleach splash tye-dyed by our friend Jon, the artist behind Rockford Scumbags. Not one single shirt is alike, we will pick one at random in your size selected. These super soft and comfy shirts are printed on 100% cotton slim fit unisex GILDAN brand "Softstyle" shirt. *photo shown is a finished shirt, tye dye patterns will vary*
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What do you really know about Rockford, Illinois? Secret Rockford pulls back the curtain to reveal the hidden side of life in the Forest City. Join us as we go behind the headlines to explore the interesting people, places, and events that make our city unique. On these pages you will find the unconventional, gritty, and sometimes shocking truth. This anthology contains many snapshots of life in Rockford: A history of Mattison Machine Works. The battle over a mural in Roosevelt Middle School. The story of a simple basketball game with a shoeless youth. The truth about local connections to organized crime. Infamous murders. The day Santa Claus fell from the sky. All are merely a peek behind the curtain, but each contains meaningful truths about our Rockford experience. Men and women from all walks of life have come together to share their stories in this anthology. They are journalists, teachers, writers, photographers, entrepreneurs, or just average citizens who are being published for the first time. All have a deep and abiding interest in their community.
Contributors include Jeff Havens, Brandon Reid, Kathi Kresol, Jim Phelps, Kevin Rilott, Dan Creviston, Ted Biondo, D.B. Lane, Ernie Fuhr, Heath Alberts, Nicole Lindsay, Stanley Campbell, Karen Mahieu Lyddon, Scott Farrell, Jami Beck, and Michael Kleen. This is our story. This is Secret Rockford.
Just beneath the glossy surface of Rockford's rich heritage lies a dark history of tragedy. The city's troubled and turbulent past left scars that still resonate today. Geraldine Bourbon's final struggle still echoes throughout the farmhouse where her estranged husband pursued her with a pistol from room to room before gently laying her corpse on the bed. The sobs of society darling Carrie Spafford still keep vigil over the family plot of the cemetery where she sowed the heartbreak of her twilight years. From the vengeance of Chief Big Thunder to the Witch of McGregor Road, author Kathi Kresol shares the legends and lore of Rockford's haunted history.
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 crime and calamity.
Gunfire 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 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 past.
About the Author
Kathi Kresol has been researching Rockford's history for the past ten years. She shares the fascinating stories she uncovers through her website at www.hauntedrockford.com, her "Voices from the Grave" column in the Rock River Times weekly newspaper and through her Haunted Rockford tours. Kathi is a member of Rockford Historical Society and has worked at the Rockford Public Library for years and loves sharing her enthusiasm for history and reading in any way possible.
This book, as the title suggests, focuses on tales meant to be at least a little scary and all set in the greater Rockford, Illinois area (stretching as far afield as the Southern Chicago area). It includes non-fiction, fictionalized non-fiction and fiction stories. Including contributions from Heath D. Alberts, Ernie Fuhr, Diane Hill, Gary Hill and Kathi Kresol, this collection also includes lots of photos.
Himalayan Salt Light
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Includes light bulb and cord.
Size: 8″- 9″ including base, weighs 7 lbs
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MONOPOLY GAME: GHOSTBUSTERS EDITION: There's something strange in the neighborhood and you got the call! This game features artwork, tokens, and themes based on the original Ghostbusters movie
WIN GHOSTBUSTING CONTRACTS: Players imagine traveling through New York City trying to win Ghostbusting contracts. Team up to battle Slimer, Stay Puft, and other supernatural entities to save the city
ROAMING VAPOR CARDS: This edition of The Monopoly game features Roaming Vapor cards, and ECTO-1 and Supernatural Entity spaces on the gameboard
FOR GHOSTBUSTERS FANS: Win contracts, bust ghosts, save the city! The Monopoly game: Ghostbusters Edition is an awesome game for Ghostbusters fans, ages 8 and up
GHOST TRAPS AND CONTAINMENT UNITS: Got a color set? Start adding Ghost Traps, then eventually upgrade and buy Containment Units
- Includes gameboard, 6 tokens, Ghost Trap card holder, 22 Contract cards, 32 Roaming Vapor cards, 32 Ghost Traps, 12 Containment Units, 2 dice, pack of petty cash, and game guide.
- Ages 8 and up
- 2 to 6 players
- Requires 2x 1.5V AAA Alkaline Batteries. (Demo Batteries Included)
The Game of Scattergories took the country by storm when it was first launched in 1989. This classic reproduction features the components and categories found in that original Scattergories game. The mechanical timer has three different settings so player can set it for more time ( for an easier round) or less time when you want more of a challenge.
- 2-6 Players
- Ages 12 and above
Tile Lock Scrabble
Web exclusive! If words are your thing, then Winning Moves Tile Lock Scrabble is the game for you. Thanks to the board's clever "tile-lock" design, your words wont move out of place unless you do it yourself. There are also soft pads on the bottom that allow you to effortlessly slide the board across a table or rotate it for a better view. Its ingenious design and compact size make this Tile Lock Scrabble game ideal for travel too.
- Your Scrabble words won't be slip slidin' away, thanks to this board's clever "tile-lock" design
- You can play Scrabble in a car, train, plane or boat with no worries
- The great game of scrabble your whole family knows and loves
- Includes 100 plastic Scrabble letter tiles
- Includes 4 plastic tile racks, 1 drawstring tile bag and instructions
Risk: The 1959 Edition
This is the classic reproduction of Risk as it was in 1959. Its appeal is timeless. Make the "right moves" and you'll conquer the world! The game contains an over-sized bi-fold game board with original style art, 6 sets of beautiful wooden "army" pieces, deck of area cards with original style art, high quality dice, and a rules book featuring a History of Risk.; From the Manufacturer; You'll Need sound strategy-and some luck- plus great diplomacy to persuade your opponents to spare you and attack the others.
- This is the classic reproduction of Risk as it was made, in 1959, by Parker Brothers.
- Make a misstep and you'll be wiped out. Make the "right moves" and you'll conquer the world and win.
- Contains: 6 sets of beautiful wooden "army" pieces.
- Make a mis-step and you'll be wiped out. Make the "right moves" and you'll conquer the world and win.
- Also contains deck of cards, dice, and a rules book featuring a History of Risk, Oversize bi-fold board with original style art.
Monopoly: Go Green Edition Game Made with 100% Recycled Paper Parts and Plant-Based Plastic Tokens, Board Game for Families Ages 8 and Up
- GREEN UP TO CLEAN UP: Celebrate a greener world with the Monopoly: Go Green Edition board game
- RECYCLED PAPER: The package, gameboard, game guide, money, cards, storage bag, insert, and money tray are made from 100% recycled paper
- FSC CERTIFIED WOOD: The greenhouses and dice are made from FSC certified wood from well-managed forests. Tokens are made with plant-based plastic derived from sugarcane, a renewable raw material
- GREEN THINGS UP: In this edition of the Monopoly game players invest in renewable energy. The utilities are a wind farm and a solar field. Railroads are now bike paths
- FUN FAMILY GAME: The Monopoly: Go Green Edition game is a great choice for family game night. The game is for 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up !
Hasbro Gaming - Monopoly Goes Green
The Monopoly: Star Wars complete saga edition board game is a galactic celebration of all 3 Star Wars trilogies combined into one game! With game play inspired by the Star Wars universe and iconic Star Wars artwork -- this game is a must for Star Wars fans. Properties include planets and droids, and instead of houses and hotels, this edition features tie fighters and X-wings. The last player left with credits when all other players go bankrupt, is the winner.
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