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TAHS Newsletter & Website Updates - July/Aug 2011

Aug 19, 2011

August Calendar of Events - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558.htm

August 23, 2011 - 6p.m. - TAHS annual Pot Luck Dinner & Program. The annual Historical Society summer potluck & program is this coming Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Tampico Community Building at 6 PM. The public is cordially invited to join the society in this fun filled evening. Gene Wright will present a program about Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves, graduate of Tampico High School who went on to make a name for himself in the Naval world. Bring a dish to pass and own table service and we will look forward to seeing everyone. Joan Johnson, Pres/Treas - Tampico Area Historical Society

See our "What's New"? page for current updates and direct links to new entries: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

NEW ENTRIES FOR JULY, 2011

MESSAGE BOARDS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html

McKenzie/Foy/Greenman - added 1911 Canadian Census record
HALLIGAN Family - updated information in this msg. thread
What Ever Happened to.....

OBITUARIES http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html

2011 - Rosie Meier - Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown
2011 - Herman Hostetler - Fairfield Amish Cemetery
2011 - Cyrus Rumfelt - Grove Hill Cemetery
2011 - Bradley Foy - private burial @ later date
1928 - Matthew Halligan, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
1886 - George Stewart, Prophetstown Cemetery (Riverside)
2011 - Francis J. Burke, Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown
2011 - Raymond Temple, out-of-state
1991 - Elizabeth Stickel Crandall, Riverside, Prophetstown
2011 - Frances Castlelein- Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown

BIOGRAPHIES - Whiteside County, IL - 1885 http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whiteside_Co_1885_Biographies.html

Jotham McKee http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/article/1707348/157868.htm
James Entwhistle http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/article/1707348/157867.htm
Wm. Culbertson http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/article/1707348/158176.htm

BIOGRAPHIES - Whiteside Co., IL - 1900 http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whiteside_Co_Bios_1900_Index.html

John J Entwhistle http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/article/1953377/157869.htm

BIOGRAPHIES - Whiteside County, 1908 http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whiteside_Co_1908_Biographies.html

Bert Besse http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/article/1994603/157730.htm
George B. Besse http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/article/1994603/157731.htm
James Entwhistle http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/article/1994603/157872.htm

AREA ATTRACTIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS

Update on TNT Race Track - "Learn to Ride" seminar - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/tar_n_track_Speedway.html

PICASA PHOTO ALBUMS - https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326

Added SEYMOUR Family - https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/SEYMOURFamily?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Added STEWART Family - https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/STEWART?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Added TAMPICO MEMORIAL CEMETERY - Along North Fence line (Sect. A & B) Photos by Ron Sharp, Sr. - https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/CEMETERYTampicoMemorialAlongNorthFence?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Added TAMPICO MEMORIAL CEMETERY - Section G (photos by Ron Sharp, Sr.) - https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/CEMETERYTampicoMemorialSectionG?authuser=0&feat=directlink

PICASA PHOTO ALBUMS - https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326

Tampico Memorial Cemetery, Section G (Photos by Ron Sharp, Sr.) - https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/CEMETERYTampicoMemorialSectionG?authuser=0&feat=directlink

AREA ATTRACTIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS

TNT Speedway - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/tar_n_track_Speedway.html
R&B Dutch Diner (Facebook)- http://www.facebook.com/DutchDiner
Ronald Reagan Birthplace & Museum - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/R_Reagan_Birthplace_Museum.html

Visitors & Research
Rick Laleman from Bloomington, IL visited the TAHS Family History Library/Research Center seeking information on his McKenna family. He was quite pleased to find new information that he was not able to find any where else.

Recent visitors to Tampico were Chief Petty Officer Rick Maghanoy, selected as Sailor of the Year from the USS Ronald Reagan, his wife Tanya and daughter Abigail. Pictured in front of the Ronald Reagan Birthplace, the Reagan mural on the Pitney Building in downtown Tampico and at the site in Reagan Park where the statue of Ronald Reagan as a young boy will be placed. Photos submitted by Joan Johnson Tampico - 815-622-8705 garyjoan@thewisp.net https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/TampicoVisitorsIn2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Michael Reagan recently visited Tampico, the Birhplace of his father, President Ronald Reagan, along with his son Cameron and students with the Liberty Educational Tours. The high school age students were from California and the Czech Republic, Poland, Republic of Georgia and other Eastern European countries. Pictures compliments of Terry Gaskill are of Michael Reagan and his son Cameron: l-r Officer Hermes, Mayor of Tampico - Kristine Hill and her granddaughter Clara, Michael Reagan, Joan Johnson-Director of Ronald Reagan Birthplace and (back of Cameron Reagan).: Ann Lewis - Vice Chairman of Illinois Reagan Commission, Michael Reagan and Joan Johnson-Director of Ronald Reagan Birthplace, member of Illinois Reagan Commission. Click to go to Photo Album > https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/ReaganVisitToTampicoAug2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink

The Ronald Reagan Birthplace/Museum in Tampico is open daily 10 AM - 4 PM and Sundays 1 PM - 4 PM or anytime by appointment by calling 815-622-8705 or e-mail at reaganbirthplace@thewisp.net
The Birthplace continues to welcome visitors from all over the world. Most recently in addition to the Reagan family visit, the USS Ronald Reagan Sailor of the year and his family, folks from South Africa, Alaska, Hungary, China and Korea were welcomed. Everyone who visits is extremely pleased to learn of the humble beginnings of one of our most revered Presidents and only President born in Illinois. http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/R_Reagan_Birthplace_Museum.html

Our June & July programs were identifying the various businesses, their owners, types of business, length of business and special memories of the buildings along Main Street, particularly those on the National Registry of Historic Places. This is an on-going project that we will continue to address. Many of our members and even non-members have submitted their recollections of these historic buildings through the years. I encourage all of you to do the same. I have been going to Morrison court house, Recorder's Office to follow the owners of the buildings through the years. This will not necessarily tell me what the business was or who occupied the building. I also need to go to a different department - County Clerk's office, to track the businesses by name. There are only 13 buildings currently on Historic Main St. If I could get 3 or 4 volunteers to take 3 or 4 addresses, we could complete that portion of the research much more quickly. If you are interested in helping with this part of the project, please contact me - tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com or 815-590-2143. Here is a link to the buildings on Main St. as well as a layout of what is on the National Registry. You can post information under each photo if you would like to contribute to our project. Thank you: (when the album opens, click on first picture to enlarge and then hit forward arrow to go to next pictures) https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/TampicoMainStreetOnNationalRegistry?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Here is a copy of the National Registry for Tampico Main Street: tampicohistoricalsociety

Our August program is our annual "Pot Luck" held in the Community Bldg. We meet at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and your own table setting. The program will be a portrayal of Tampico-born Adm. Joseph Mason Reeves by Prof. Gene Wright. Please join us for this informative and entertaining evening.

Our next program will be Jeff Laleman, with Minneapolis Moline Experimental Equipment. The date and details to follow at later time.

NOTE: You cannot "reply" to this newsletter (listserve). If you would like to contact the TAHS, you may email President Joan Johnson, garyjoan@thewisp.net or Denise McLoughlin, Family History Coordinator, tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com. If you would like to sign up to receive our newsletter and monthly updates, please sign up on our website: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Mailing_List.html After you register your email, you will receive a confirmation email that you MUST return to activate the account. Thank you.

TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - MUSEUM - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY/RESEARCH CENTER  119 Main St., P. O. Box 154,  Tampico, IL  61283   www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com   tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com  President Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net  Family History Coordinator, Denise McLoughlin 815-590-2143. We are an all-volunteer organization so your donations are always appreciated!  Sign up to receive our e-newsletter. Thank you!  Visit us on FACEBOOK, too.