The Janesville Fife and Drum Corps was formed in 1975 for the city's bicentennial celebration.
La Prairie Grange Hall holds a lot of memories.
Girl Scout cookies soon will be on sale. This week, The Gazette is running more Girl Scout photos from the archives.
People have been complaining about parking in Janesville's downtown since the automobile was invented.
Girl Scout cookie sales start in early February. In honor of the Scouts and their annual sale, we're featuring Scouting photos from the early 1970s.
In 1970, Cedar Crest resident Al Heon organized a kazoo band.
It wasn't exactly a traditional Klondike Derby, but the Boy Scouts of the Sinnissippi Council made it work anyway.
Gazette photographers found Janesville Fire Department personnel testing a repair on one of their engines in 1971.
It was a storm that dumped plenty of snow on Janesville, but when did it happen?
This week's Then and Now features a photo from the grand opening of the Monterey Bridge over the Rock River. Thousands of people turned out to…
For many years, a group of local residents made downhill skiing a reality in Rock County.
In 1935, Janesville celebrated its centennial with four days of activities.
A photographer caught the smoke and steam rising off what then was called the Rock River Generating Plant
The Skatin' Place opened in 1976, just in time for the Bay City Rollers and Rick Dees' hit "Disco Duck."
A 1967 fire at a three-story furniture store changed the face of downtown Janesville.
This week's Then and Now features a busy night on West Milwaukee Street in Janesville.
Janesville had passenger rail service until 1971.
A photo from The Gazette's archives shows the wading pool at Riverside Park.
An aerial photo from the 1930s shows the intersection of Madison and Main streets in Evansville.
A comparison of aerial photos of downtown Whitewater shows the differences between 1930 and today.
Jack Weycer ran a grocery store on West Milwaukee Street in Janesville for many years. He specialized in fruit.
Between 1956 and 1976, Janesville lost almost all of its elm trees.
Do you recognize the location of swimming spot?
A photo from The Gazette's archives shows Main and Court streets at a time when Janesville still had wooden plank sidewalks.
A group of students and a pet rabbit helped plant a prairie at Van Buren Elementary School in Janesville in May 1975.
In the beginning, before it employed thousands of employees and generations of Janesville residents, the General Motors plant started in this …
A photo from The Gazette's archives shows cars plowing through at least a foot of water at the Five Points intersection in Janesville.
Schuelers Grocery was a favorite spot for children who attended nearby Wilson Elementary School in Janesville.
An unnamed special event drew a crowd to South Main Street in Janesville in the mid-1880s.
The Nelson brothers' first business was a livery stable at the east end of the Court Street bridge in Janesville.
Can you identify the nurses in this photo?
Henry Schoeberle ran downtown Janesville's last grocery store--at least until La Esquinita Mexican Grocery and Restaurant arrived at 401 W. Mi…
Janesville firefighters battled a fire at the Sherwin-Williams Co. Paint and Home Decorating Store, 23 S. Main St., in 10-degree temperatures …
A group of Janesville businessmen opt for a holiday on ice in this February 1931 photo.
George S. Parker announced he planned to build a new factory and headquarters in 1919. When it was completed, it was considered the "last word…
Between 1899 and the 1930s, local performers staged a Nonesuch Brothers Burlesque Circus Parade every Fourth of July.
In the early 1960s, Panoramic Corp. moved into the Rock River Woolen Mills building, 1405 River St., and workers had to cross a bridge to get …
In the mid-1960s, East Milwaukee Street in downtown Janesville featured several restaurants, a car dealership and a movie theater.
This photo shows East Court Street in 1963 before Dutch elm disease destroyed all the trees.
Janesville's Roosevelt Elementary School suffered $40,000 in damage in a 1974 fire.
For 26 years, interurban rail cars provided transportation between Janesville, Beloit and Rockford, Illinois.
The Rock County Telephone Co. was established in 1898.
The city of Janesville ended at Harrison Street in 1877.
In February 1936, Rock County was hit by a snowstorm described as being the "worst since the winter of 1881."
Two photos show "downtown Lima Center" in the mid 1930s.
The Myers Theater was a local fixture until it was demolished in 1977.
Located a block from the railroad station, the New Commercial Hotel on North Academy Street was a busy place.
First National Bank opened in 1855 on the corner of what is now West Milwaukee and North River streets in Janesville. It has remained in that …
A comparison of photos of Janesville's West Milwaukee Street show the differences (and similarities) between the early 1900s and today.
The 100,000th Chevrolet made in Janesville came off the line June 3, 1925.
Newville residents had to use boats to get to their homes during Rock River flooding in April 1975.
A comparison of aerial photos of Walworth show the differences between 1937 and today.
This photo of the Monterey Hotel was taken in 1933.
An aerial photo of Shopiere taken in the late 1930s doesn't capture much of the thriving farm community. A more recent photo does a better job.
The Race Street Service Station sold gasoline for cars and aviation fuel.
A comparison of aerial photos of Sharon show the differences between the 1930s and today.
This photo ran as a historical photo in a 1936 issue of the Janesville Daily Gazette. It shows the chautauqua grounds in what is now Riverside Park.
On Tuesday, April 1, 1913, a fire destroyed eight businesses located on the Milwaukee Street bridge.
A comparison of aerial photos of Milton Junction show the differences between the 1930s and today.
A photo from the Gazette's archives shows the Electricians' Union Labor Day parade float in Janesville's Labor Day parade, circa 1919.
A comparison of aerial photos of Footville show the differences between the 1930s and today.
A comparison of aerial photos of Brodhead show the differences between the 1930s and today.
A comparison of aerial photos of Clinton show the differences between the 1930s and today.
A comparison of aerial photos of Orfordville show the differences between the 1930s and today.
A comparison of aerial photos of Afton show the differences between the 1930s and today.