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Letting the world know Reagan was born in Tampico
The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.
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John C. Anderson
1 post
Jul 19, 2011
4:36 PM
Many people seem to think Ronald Reagan was born in Dixon, Illinois since he spent his childhood there. I'm sure this must irk Tampico.
Here's a little lyric I've written to help correct that sad situation. If anyone is interested in hearing how it sounds (with guitar accompaniement) contact me at jahncee@3yahoo.com. We might get together and have some Tampicans perform the little ditty and put it on line.

He Was born right here in Tampico

Way back there in nineteen eleven, one hundred years ago
a man the world calls Ronald Reagan was born right here in

He was born right here in
born right here in
it's time for the whole wide world to know
he was born right here in

Other cities raised him and sent him on his way
to the presidency and history
but he was here on his

He was born right here in
born right here in
the finest president we're ever gonna know
was born right here in

John C. Anderson
June 2011
751 posts
Jul 20, 2011
10:30 AM
Very Clever, John. (smile) - You should put it on You Tube. You are correct - many think his "boyhood" home of Dixon is where he was born, even people in Whiteside Co. It amazes me. And, whenever I poll local residents if they have ever taken the tour of the Birthplace, it is surprising how many have NOT!
John C. Anderson
2 posts
Jul 21, 2011
11:49 AM
I don't know if this message board has an edit function, but my email addy was wrong.
My email address is jahncee@yahoo.com.

Thanks, Denise.I suppose I could put it on You Tube, if I could find someone with a camera, but I'd rather see some younger people or even older people who are residents of Tampico singing it with the fervor that one might sing a school song with.

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