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2017 is about YOU and YOUR stories. From farms to factories, parks and parades, the Rock County Historical Society will capture and share the stories of Rock County’s people, places, and culture. Use the form below to share your story!

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History in Focus: Read The Stories

Focus In: Arlene Shea

Arlene Shea reminisces about what downtown Janesville was like in the 1950s, including time she spent working at the Woolworths store.

Nate F.

“One of my favorite memories is taking walks from our apartment in Beloit down to the Beloit Public Library. My wife and I would walk through Riverside Park and hear the ducks, see the myriad of goslings, and watch fish jump! It’s a splendid bit of nature in the middle of a city and a true Rock County gem!”

Focus In: Stan Milam

Stan Milam is a U.S. Army Veteran, Bronze Star Recipient – Vietnam, Radio News Broadcaster for THE BEAT, Former Radio Host of “The Stan Milam Show” on WCLO and The BIG AM 1380, Former Janesville Gazette Reporter, and Former WCLO News Director.

Focus In Friday: Fairbanks Morse Women in the Workplace

As part of this month’s Focus In theme of Women & Finance, we wanted to provide a brief history of Rock County women in the workplace!   Rock County’s heavy ties with industrial goods and businesses provided a unique look at how women have fought to remove the inequalities in the workplace. Companies Fairbanks Morse […]