Chicago, Illinois: The W. H. Parish Publishing Co.
The Art work of Rock County consists primarily of photographs of Janesville, Beloit and Edgerton, Wisconsin, including public and commercial buildings, Rock River scenic views, residences, dirt road street scenes, churches, schools and miscellaneous other images. Many of the structures no longer exist. Approximately 21 percent of the book's pages present unique photos of the territorial and pre-territorial history of Rock County, Wisconsin, and the Rock River area. Indian mound and prehistory locations and descriptions, area Indian village locations, Indian treaties affecting the area, and information about Chief Black Hawk's local movement during the 1832 war are included in the textual material. History of the earliest territorial settlement of the Rock River area includes details of the system of unwritten border law pertaining to squatter's claims, earliest steamboat and railroad development, early settlers, and town development. Textual information concludes in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War.