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December, 2011 Updates

Dec 24, 2011

NEXT TAHS MEETING: January 24, 2012, 119 Main St., 7p.m. Program: Continue with History of Bldgs on Main Street, Tampico. Bring your memories!

2011 Pictorial Review
We added 60 new photo albums to our Picasa Web Albums in 2011 = https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326

Some Highlights:
Dec. 5, 2011 - Author Peter Hannaford visited Tampico for a book signing of his latest book "Reagan's Roots - The People and Places That Shaped His Character." He acknowledges several Tampico folks and organizations in his book. https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/ReaganBookSigning?authuser=0&feat=directlink

October 25, 2011 - Program:A first-person visit with Nellie Reagan, mother of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan”, presented by members of the Fulton Historical Society. https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/dEI9nLPjGf57nYYNCWbVYNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

September 27, 2011 - Program: Jeff Laleman with Minneapolis Moline Experimental Equipment . Jeff's family owns farm land in Erie. It was the place where agricultural prototype equipment was tested before commercial marketing.

August 23, 2011 - Tampico Historical Society Pot Luck in Comm. Bldg. Program: Gene Wright portrayal of Adm. Joseph Reeves

Aug. 10, 2011 - Chief Petty Officer, Rick Mahoney, who was selected as "Sailor of the Year on the SS Ronald Reagan" visited Tampico. https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/ReaganVisitToTampicoAug2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Aug, 8, 2011 - Michael Reagan made his 2nd visit to Tampico: https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/ReaganVisitToTampicoAug2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink

May 31, 2011 - Tampico Historical Society sponsored it's annual Memorial Day Cemetery Walk https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/TampicoMemorialDayCemeteryWalk2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink
The Tampico American Legion post #574 joins us and begins each walk with a rifle salute, prayer & Taps. Sadly, we lost Lowell Batten since then. https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/TAMPICOAMERICANLEGIONPOST574?authuser=0&feat=directlink

May 24, 2011 - Our TAHS enjoyed guest speaker Ron Slater, "Stealing Lincoln's Body" https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/k28_o2qqHUcrFWEQT64c1dMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

April, 2011 - We started a series of programs of identifying the businesses located on Historic Main Street. It is an on-going project. There are 13 buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places. TAHS members are enjoying trips down memory lane remembering the names and locations of the businesses. https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/TampicoMainStreetOnNationalRegistry?authuser=0&feat=directlink

March 22, 2011 our TAHS Meeting had guest speaker Michael Murphy on his encounters when he met Ronald Reagan https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?q=TAHS&uname=TampicoHistoricalSociety&psc=G&filter=1#5587400613585231106

A current project of the Tampico Historic Preservation Advisory Committee is to purchase & present each building owner with a bronze plaque denoting its listing on the National Registry of Historic Places and the year the building was built. http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/f/Tampico_Historical_Registry.pdf

Feb. 22, 2011, 7p - Tampico Area Historical Society Reg. Meeting. Program: Hennepin Canal Renaissance Project. Friends of the Hennepin Canal PR Director, Cathy Foe did a presentation on the Renaissance Program for the Hennepin Canal.

February 10 - Unveiling of the Ronald Reagan Stamp held in Ronald Reagan Birthplace. https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/UnveilingForeverStamp?authuser=0&feat=directlink

February 6, 2011 - Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/ReaganCentennial2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Reader's Digest - "We Hear You America" http://wehearyouamerica.readersdigest.com/
Please go to this site and vote for Tampico. Can you imagine $50,000 for the betterment of our community? It can happen. You can vote as often as you like, everyday until March 1, 2012. Please help us win. Last year's winner was a town smaller than Tampico! WE CAN DO THIS! Please, take a few minutes to register on the site and then vote, vote, and vote again. It's Chicago style, only legal! (smile)
And now it's time for another birthday celebration. Here's an invitation from our president, Joan Johnson: "The Ronald Reagan Birthplace in conjunction with the Tampico Area Historical Society will be hosting the annual Ronald Reagan Birthday Party on Monday Feb. 6, 2012. In commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, the museums will be open from 10 AM until 4 PM, with tours throughout the day, along with refreshments (Birthday Cake) being served. Ronald Reagan is the only US President born in Illinois.The apartment where he was born has been restored with period furnishings similar to the early 1900's. In addition to a gift shop and museum with early Tampico memorabilia, the First National Bank has been restored with it's original fixtures. The Birthplace Museum (111-113 Main St. Tampico) is currently open by appointment and will begin weekend hours in March - Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM & Sundays 1 PM to 4 PM. From April 1 thru Oct. 31 the Birthplace will be open daily - Mondays 10 AM to 4 PM & Sundays 1 PM - 4 PM. School groups are urged to visit to learn of the early history of President Reagan and what life was like in the early 1900's. Other age groups are welcome as well. Appointments for tours can be made by calling 815-622-8705 or e-mail reaganbirthplace@thewisp.net and volunteers will be happy to accomodate you. The Tampico Area Historical Museum (119 S. Main St) has 2 floors of Tampico area memorabilia and tours of it can be arranged by contacting the same numbers. The Historical website is www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com . For more information, please contact Joan Johnson - Volunteer Coordinator Ronald Reagan Birthplace/President Tampico Historical Society - 815-622-8705 reaganbirthplace@thewisp.net.
Submitted by Joan Johnson"

This newsletter just seems to be later and later. That's because we have so much information to share with you. I have been working on cleaning up some of the web pages and updating the Reagan webpages of our site. Please report any inaccuracies to me at tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com. The 2012 Birthplace schedule is now listed for your convenience. Joan Johnson would like to stress to please call 815-622-8705 if you would like to set up a visit outside of regular business hours. They will do whatever they can to accommodate anyone's schedule, if at all possible.

NEW ENTRIES FOR JANUARY, 2012 (This page will give you a direct link to each new entry): http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

January Calendar of Events

The Village of Tampico now has their own website. http://www.tampicoil.com/

Vote for Tampico, IL in the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" contest & help us win $50,000! http://wehearyouamerica.readersdigest.com/index.jsp


1900 - Thomas Glassburn - Tampico Memorial Cemetery (brother of Tampico's Founding Father)


MILLER - John Leslie & Volney Clair


Added Nicely Family including Woods family (transfered old album on this site to Picasa album) https://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/NicelyFamilyIncludesWoodsFamily?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Added Miller familyhttps://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/MillerFamilies?authuser=0&feat=directlink

TAMPICO LIONS CLUB - TAMPICO LIONS CLUB SUPPORTS GRADE SCHOOL CHILDREN FOR CHRISTMAS - The Tampico Lions Club Members were able to round up Santa Claus for an hour to distribute candy and fruit to the 150 staff and students at the Tampico Grade School Thursday December 22nd, 2011 and all the children and staff were excited to see Santa and his helpers! Photo: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/OzGaWQyPcYjgi9PoxebGodMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink


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

1945 - Kathryn (McCormick) Shea - St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico
1974 - Helen McCormick Carlson - (Funeral Log info only, obit pending look-up) St.Mary's Cemetery, Tampico


Happy New Year!
Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator

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