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Historic Village of Midway
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Rockford was first called "Village of Midway" because it's midway between Chicago and Galena.

Rockford Peaches women’s baseball team
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The Rockford Peaches women’s baseball team was founded in 1943 as part of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The team became immortalized through the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own.”

Photo: Rockford Area CVB

Sock monkeys created by Rockford's Nelson Knitting Company
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Nelson Knitting Company, established in Rockford, made the first sock monkeys.

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