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Tampico Newsletter & Website Updates, Aug/Sept. 20

Sep 29, 2011

You can now visit us on Facebook for a "snap-shot" version of our TAHS website:

OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558/2011-10.htm There are 3 types of Calendars on the web page. The top of page is a grid calendar. Click on date for more details. The middle of page is a perpetual calendar by day of week. Finally, at the bottom third of page is a text version of the month's activities along with contact names and numbers. Be sure to "bookmark" the page so you can check for updates.

FUND RAISER - Event Date: Saturday, October 15
Event Details: Benefit for SANDI ANDRACKE. Sandi is the Finance of ILMRA President, Ken Jones. She was in a severe motorcycle accident the night of the Whiteside County Fair. There are no gate fees to enter, however donations will be taken at the gate to help toward her medical expenses.

TAMPICO AMBULANCE Soup & Sandwich Supper, Oct 22, 2011, 5-8 p.m.

FUND RAISER - Oct. 23, 2011, 5p-9p - Jessie Coleman Fund Raiser, Dinner, Silent Auction & 50/50 drawing @ Dutch Diner 815-438-2096

TAMPICO HISTORICAL SOCIETY Regular meeting & Program: "A visit with Nelle Reagan" presented in 1st Person by members of the Fulton Historical Society. The public is welcome and encouraged to come and enjoy this special event with us. Oct. 25, 2011, Historical Bldg., 119 Main St., Tampico. Contact: President Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705, garyjoan@thewisp.net

RONALD REAGAN STATUE - The Tampico Historical Society continues to raise funds for the completion of the Ronald Reagan statue to be erected in the Reagan Park. The cannon is already in place. The statue of Ronald Reagan as a young boy is still standing in the artist's living room. This life-sized statue is just waiting for the money to complete the bronzing process. Please view the photo album of the lonely cannon, sample bricks & pavers: https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/REAGANSTATUE?authuser=0&feat=directlink

There is still time to purchase a memorial brick for $100 or a paver for $1,000. These bricks will line the walkway leading to the statue. Become a part of history - memorialize your family or loved ones forever on a path that leads to this historic statue. Questions? Contact Shirley Lester, 815-499-7447 or Terry Gaskill, 815-535-3665

BRICK ORDER FORM: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=1ywZn3dAx3N5nLljVz-ogrdbOPUxk20OcWnUF9zuQTivfOBXo1Z_8b2XveX15&hl=en

PAVER ORDER FORM: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=1jtoc-2kUO2f18WY7ATTiywk7bLZanpEQcHAsNxxUTujUeouaDIJdeNN8qAbU&sort=name&layout=list&num=50

REAGAN BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM - Joan continues to ask for more help at the Birthplace during the week to guide the visitors. The daily hours will continue through the end of October. The Birthplace will be opened anytime after that by calling for an appointment. So far this year there have been over 1800 visitors from 45 states and 23 countries. If your group has not taken the tour of the Ronald Reagan Birthplace yet, it is definitely something to schedule asap. Contact your school principals or history teachers and ask if the school has taken the tour of the Birthplace of the only President born in Illinois? If not, encourage them to do so!

Has your favorite group - Historical/Genealogical Society, Chamber of Commerce, church, library, social group, etc. visited the Birthplace? Consider making it a day-trip. Visit the Birthplace in the a.m. and then have lunch and a piece of home-made pie at the Dutch Diner, where the president ate when he visited Tampico. (Note: The Diner is closed on Mondays). Visit the R&B Dutch Diner on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DutchDiner
Contact Birthplace Manager, Joan Johnson, reaganbirthplace@thewisp.net; 815-622-8705.

Reagan Birthplace, cont'd:
Total Volunteer Hours from Jan. - Aug., 2011: 1,672 hours

Total Visitors,. Jan. - Aug, 2011: 1,179
The only states not represented in 2011 (Jan.-Aug.): Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

Countries that have visited Jan - Aug., 2011: Australia - 8, Austria - 1, Belarus - 1, Belgium - 2, Burma - 2, Canada - 6, China - 7, Czech Republic - 1, Enland - 1, France - 2, Germany - 3, Israel - 1, Japan - 3, Korea - 2, Norway - 5, Philippines - 4, Poland - 5, Republic of Georgia - 2, Romania - 1, Scotland - 2, Slovenia - 1, Sweden - 5, Zimbabwe (S. Africa) - 7

The Mark R. Shenkman Reagan Research Center located at Eureka College, Eureka, IL was dedicated Sat. Sept. 24. Featured speaker for the event was Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. Pictured are State Representative Jerry Mitchell, President Illinois Reagan Centennial Commission; Gary Johnson, Joan Johnson, Director Ronald Reagan Birthplace; Governor Jim Edgar, Honorary Chairman, Eureka College Ronald W. Reagan Centennial Celebration. garyjoan@thewisp.net --- 815-622-8705 Click to see photo: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uraqTnSI6ql2PNKsFHnNAw?feat=directlink

CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT - It was announced that the Savanna Historical Museum housing Gene Wright's extensive civil war manikin display is open weekends thru October. This is one of the largest collections of military uniforms in Illinois and truly worth the visit.

Santa will visit again this year. Tampico Women's Club will assist Santa in handing out candies. More details will follow later. Due to poor attendance, there will be no Royalty or House Lighting Contest this year unless we receive some new ideas. If you have an idea on fun and fair ways of selecting the Royalty for this year, or other activities to offer, please contact Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705.

Tampico's Main Street is now beautifully illuminated with new street lights. Their antique style blends nicely with the historic buildings that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Photo: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/s7IWIZ4SsX2NX8Xp9wtfaQ?feat=directlink

NEW ENTRIES FOR AUGUST & September, 2011

Maggie Hill - Lifetime member
Glenn William (Bill) Matthews
Donna Deane Frogler, VA - Surnames: GLENN, BARBER, ABBOTT
Nancy Finch Laich, OH - Surnames: SEYMORE, STEWART, DORATHY

MESSAGE BOARDS (Can you offer information to these queries?)
Abe West
Stewart Family
Houch Family
FYI - Free Genealogy Webinars
Tracy Law ca 1933
Peter Dikeman (various spellings)
Manlius Grain & Coal Co.
Arthur Henrekin & Bessie Thompson
Eight Mile Grove
Death Date Look-up: Ann Allen
Brown Family
Sippels of Tampico
Riverside Cemetery - Prophetstown
Asa Emmons Update (pg 2)

OBITUARIES Index: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
2011 - James A Pratt - Oak Knoll Cemetery, Sterling
2011 - James Warren - Leon Cemetery
2011 - Jos. Heeren - Cremation Rites
2004 - Noel Dean Little - Tampico Memorial Cemetery
2004 - Valine "Elaine" Jones - Tampico Memorial Cemetery
1983 - Marie Verhulst - St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico
1983 - Billy Fritsch - Out-of-state
1983 - Bernice Pedersen - Tampico Memorial Cemetery
1983 - Milan Fotzler - Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown
1983 - Blanche McNabb - Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown
1983 - Elfreda "Tilda" Olson - Tampico Memorial Cemetery
1952 - Gayle Ann Corlett, buried out of area
1989 - Ralph Naftzger, Leon Cemetery
1924 - Job Greenman - Tampico Memorial Cemetery
2011 - Elizabeth Matthews - Leon Cemetery
1989 - Martha Matthews - Leon Cemetery
1924 - I. J. Booze - Tampico Cemetery
1937 - Amanda J (Smith) Miller - Greenville/Fairfield Cemtery
1937 - John J Copeland - Leon Cemetery
1937- Charles Stuart Smith, Tampico Memorial Cemetery
1937 - Louisa Ann Woodworth - partial obit - Leon Cemetery
1937 - Clara B (Shugart) Thackaberry - Greenville/Fairfield Cemetery
1926 - William Dietz - Tamico Memorial Cemetery
1974 - Mae (Doty) Smith - Sheffield Cemetery
1937 - Lourde Devine - St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
1991 - Verna I (Egert) Klockenga - Riverside Cemetery
1991 - Helen (Rosene) RAnk - Tampico Memorial Cemetery
1991 - James Isley - Memorial Service only
1991 - Fern (Whipple) Knapp - Oak Knoll Mem. Pk., Sterling
1991 - Seth Chriest - Tampico Memorial Cemetery
1990 - Victor Tate - Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown
1990 - Merle J. Marx - Tampico Memorial Cemetery
2011 - Lowell Batten - Tampico Memorial Cemetery
1974 - Florence Johnson - Greenville/Fairfield - aka: Union Cemetery
2011 - Pauline E Dorathy - Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown
2011 - Mureil Neyrinck - Erie Cemetery

BIOGRAPHIES - Whiteside County, 1887 Note: Whiteside County History, by Charles Bent is now available on line for FREE in Google Books
Asa Emmons http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/article/2142324/159679.htm
William Booth http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/article/2142324/159680.htm

MARRIAGES & Engagements

Updated the ODELL LIBRARY link to their new website http://www.odellpubliclibrary.com/

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Articles_Local_History.html
Roxana Dow - The caption for this photo would not fit when I transferred it to the Picasa Album so I have included it in our A&LH files
Lauer Dow & Son Durell - originally submitted by Les Niemi. When I transferred the photos to Picasa, all of the information did not fit, so it is now included in our A&LH files..

PICASA PHOTO ALBUMS (We have 138 Albums online) https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326
Tampico Memorial Cemetery, Section G (Photos by Ron Sharp, Sr.)
Ronald Reagan Birthplace - added Ronald at the "cut-off" on canal where he learned to swim
Michael Reagan's Visit to Tampico, Aug. 2011
Tampico Visit from Chief Petty Officer Rick Maghanoy
SWAN Family
BREED Family
ROSENE Family - added 40th Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Roy Rosene
Jacobs - Teach Family Tree
Dow Family Album (originally on the TAHS website - it has been removed and all photos are in the Picasa web album now) It will take a while for the search engines to redirect!
Crandall Family (started - only one photo right now)
Jacobs - Teach Family (started - only one photo right now)
Emmons Family (submitted by Barb Chandler)

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

Check our What's New page regularly for updates and direct links to the new entries: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

From our HOME Page, you can do a site-search to find what you are looking for by typing a surname or subject into the search box: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Home_Page.html
From the Table of Contents Page, you can select by category: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Index.html
Check the "What's New"? page for latest additions that my not be included in the search engine yet. http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html
Our search engine will not pick up on names in our Picasa Photo Albums. Use the itemized links in the Picasa Albums from our Table of Contents for possibilities. Example: Was your person a member of the Methodist Church? Then check our Methodist Church Picasa Photo Album to see if they are in there. https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/METHODISTCHURCH?authuser=0&feat=directlink

FYI - It is a known fact that no typos, misspellings or incorrect information will appear until I hit "send." I encourage you to check our website for updates or corrections. Thank you.
Please pass this newsletter along to those who may have an interest. Remember, you cannot respond to the "listserver" email. Contact President Joan Johnson, garyjoan@thewisp.net, 815-622-8705, or Denise McLoughlin, Family History Coordinator/Webmaster, tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com or 815-590-2143
Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator/Webmaster
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! Thank you! Visit us on FACEBOOK, too.
Revised: October 6, 2011, 1:49 CT

TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - MUSEUM - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY/RESEARCH CENTER  119 Main St., P. O. Box 154,  Tampico, IL  61283   www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com   tampicoareahistory@gmail.com  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.