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TAHS Newsletter & Website Updates, April, 2014

Apr 18, 2014

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558.htm
April 26, 2014 - 6p.m. Mexican Train Dominoes Fundraiser for the TAHS. Held in the Tampico Community Bldg., W.Market St. Doors open at 6p. Play begins promptly at 6:30p. Prizes, refreshments. $5.00 to play. All ages welcome. Contact: Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705, garyjoan@thewisp.net

Les Niemi, Shirley Lester, D & W Air Solutions & Fritsch Home Heating for their generous donations.

ACQUISITIONS - Les Niemi donated the window from the old Fairfield Center School that hung over the front door and still has the Dist.# on it.

Welcome New Member: Les Niemi. Descends from Dow & Hogeboom families. Les has been a major contributor to the TAHS website, transcribing the Tampico Tornado issues from 1876-1920. See our Message Boards for his year-long series: "This Week in Tampico History." Here is peek at January: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/board/board_topic/23882/395532.htm To follow the entire year, go to our HOME page & type This Week in Tampico History in the search box. See how many times you can find your ancestors' names.

THPAC provides a resource for the owners of Main Street buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. When Tampico was accepted on the National Registry on June 3, 1982, the honor brought with it certain responsibilities. Not only was it listed on the Registry because it is the birthplace of a president, Ronald Reagan, but because Tampico's Main Street historic district is significant as a relatively intact, turn-of- the-century commercial district in a small, rural Illinois community.

I have created a page on our TAHS website, originally reserved for the Inventory - Nomination National Registration Form. The form shows the boundaries of the area listed on the Registry as well as a brief history on each building, including when it was built and by whom. In addition to the form, I have added off-site links pertaining to Repairing, Rehabbing and Maintaining historic buildings. This includes the "Secretary of Interior's Standards."

April 22, 2014, 7p.m. - D.A.R./Daughters of the American Revolution. Frances Bishop, Regent of Rock River Chapter of D.A.R. and Roseanne Kaletka-Johnson, Registrar will present a program on the History and application process of becoming a member of this group. Meet in Historical Building, 119 Main Street, Tampico.

MAY 26, 2014, 10a.m. - MEMORIAL DAY CEMETERY PRESENTATION. The Tampico American Legion will present the rifle salute, prayer and Taps. There will be a Roll Call of all of the Veterans buried in the two Tampico Cemeteries. Please join us to share in the honoring of our Veterans.
May 27, 2014, 7p.m. - TBA
June 24, 2014, 7p.m. - TBA
July 22, 2014, 7p.m. - Mike Chandler will demonstrate how to use a Dowsing Rod in one of our Cemeteries! He can even tell the gender.
August 26, 2014, 6p.m. - Our annual "Pot-Luck" dinner & program, held in the Tampico Community Building. Special Speaker, Duane Paulsen of Grand DeTour, and author of many books, will be speaking on the GREEN RIVER ORDNANCE PLANT. We've saved this special program for our annual Pot-Luck meeting to accommodate the anticipated large attendance. Everyone knows of someone that was affiliated with GROP! Bring a friend to this one, a dish to pass & own table setting. Contact: Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705.

If you would like to recommend a speaker, please contact Denise McLoughlin, 815-590-2143, or email tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com or Joan Johnson, President: 815-622-8705, garyjoan@thewisp.net.

I had the privilege of attending this program and it was amazing.
The Lee County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 14th at 7pm in the dining room of The Loveland Community House & Museum in Dixon. This month’s program will be presented by a special friend of the LCGS President, Jed Henry from Madison Wisconsin. Jed is an independent videographer/filmmaker who started a project to honor his grandfather’s memory and those who served with him in the 3rd Armored Division during WWII. The project soon morphed into a complete investigation to an incident on Aug. 13th 1944 that resulted in, an exhumation of a WWII soldier, PFC Lawrence Gordon, DNA testing, and the conclusion that resulted in an identification of a soldier previously thought unidentifiable by the US. This is a riveting story of how a team of individuals can overcome the obstacles put forth by time, faulty investigations, and lack of cooperation from the U. S. accounting community. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2BY7meZr6uAM1RLZjZucFNzcDQ/edit?usp=sharing

We hope you will visit our website on a regular basis. Updates are made on a weekly basis and an index for the new information can be found on our WHAT'S NEW? page of webite:
WHAT'S NEW: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

For fast search on website's 6,000+ pages of information, photos, documents and history, use the search box on our HOME page: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Home_Page.html

Q&A -
Questions can be posted on our MESSAGE BOARDS: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html
You need to register (free). After you receive your 'confirmation' email from us, you can then post on the boards. There is no 'auto reply' so please check in often to view any responses. If you register and do not receive your confirmation email within 24 hrs., please contact Denise McLoughlin at tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

PICASA WEB ALBUMS - https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326 Our search engine does not include the PICASA WEB ALBUM. From our TABLE OF CONTENTS, http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Index.html scroll down to PICASA WEB ALBUMS index. Most of the albums provide a direct link to them. Hopefully, that project will be completed this month! If no link is provided, click on the title: "PICASA WEB-BASED PHOTO ALBUMS < Click here to view all albums" which will take you to ALL of the albums. If you have difficulty navigating or finding what you need, please contact me at tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call 815-590=2143 and I will send you the direct link in email or verbally guide you to the page until I complete the direct links. It's on the "To-Do" list for April!

Obituary Index: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
Tampico Memorial Cemetery Index: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/TampicoMemCemIndex.html [See our What's New page for latest entries]
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/St_Marys_Cemetery_Tampico.html
For more Cemetery links, visit our TABLE OF CONTENTS - scroll to "Cemetery Indexes" http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Index.html
Gift Shop: https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326/GiftShop?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Gift Shop Order Form: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Gift_Shop_Order_Form.html
Ronald Reagan: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/R_Reagan_Birthplace_Museum.html
Membership Application: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Membership_Donations.html (can also be used for making monetary donations)
Calendar of Events - April: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558.htm (use forward arrow to view next month's events)

Our Tampico Historical Society's Family History Library & Research Center, located in the upper level of the Historical Society (119 Main St.), archives the Tampico Tornado Newspapers (pub. 1876-1966), Funeral Logs, Plat maps and many other resources for all of your genealogical & historical research needs. The facility is open by chance or appointment. Contact Denise McLoughlin for an appointment or for assistance in your Tampico vicinity research. tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com or 815-590-2143. Other inquiries should be directed to Joan Johnson, President, at 815-622-8705 or garyjoan@thewisp.net.

Our next TAHS meeting is at 7p.m., 119 Main St., Tampico. Program: D.A.R., presented by Frances Bishop, Regent of Rock River Chapter of D.A.R. We hope you will join us for this informative program.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! - It's our annual FUNdraiser, Saturday, April 26th, in the Tampico Community Building on W. Market St. We'll have Prizes, & light refreshments. Have a fun evening while helping to support the Tampico Area Historical Society. $5 play. Doors open at 6;00 p.m. Play begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Please join us. Contact Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705. Bring the family and/or friend(s). The more the merrier.

Note: You cannot 'reply' to this newsletter! Contact Joan Johnson, President, 815-622-8705, garyjoan@thewisp.net or Denise McLoughlin, Family History Coordinator, 815-590-2143 or tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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Happy Easter
Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/tampicohistoricalsociety/

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.