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9 posts
Jul 11, 2018
9:25 PM
I remember many trips in the 1940's when we drove from Rock Falls to visit our family ( McCombs and Egerts ) in Tampico.

Prophets Town Rd. at the time was paved on one side only and Oncoming traffic had to get off.
Main street had a section paved with bricks.

Last Edited by GeneS on Jul 11, 2018 9:30 PM
1128 posts
Sep 04, 2018
11:36 AM
They paved Main St. in 1910. I wish we still had them. I remember there was a photo somewhere during Tampico Days and there was a float made by a McCombs. Can't recall the first name.

Thanks for sharing some of your memories Gene.

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