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Tampico Historical Society Newsletter & Website Updates

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Tampico Historical Society Newsletter & Website Updates

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Surnames: REAGAN WHIPPLE WINSLOW HUNT
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Ronald Reagan Birthplace has a new email address:
reaganbirthplace@thewisp.net or garyjoan@thewisp.net

MESSAGE FROM WEBSITE MANAGER
I am revamping the website in the hopes that it will make navigation even easier for everyone. Focus is on Cemetery Indexes and transferring Family Photo albums on web site over to the Picasa Web-based Album. Contact: Denise tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Go to the "What's New"? page of our website anytime for a complete list of updates. From there, you can click on any new entry for viewing. http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.ht...

ILLINOIS REAGAN CENTENNIAL COMMISSION
February 6, 2011 will mark the anniversary of the 100th birthday of President Ronald Reagan, born in Tampico, IL. A special Reagan Centennial Commission was formed to commemorate this event to celebrated at the Federal and State levels. Joan Johnson, President of the TAHS and Curator of the Reagan Birthplace is a member of this commission. Nationwide events are planned. The commission now has a dedicated website to help you learn about it's purpose as well as a Calendar of Events and Contact information. http://www.illinoisreagancentennial.com/

RONALD REAGAN STATUE
We now have a dedicated website for the Ronald Reagan Statue Fund.
http://www.reaganstatue.org/

To Learn More About Reagan's time in Tampico & the Reagan Birthplace, see our web pages on the TAHS website: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/R_Reagan_Bir...

FUND RAISER
Photos of Artist's Rendition & Sample Brick:
http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/Memoria...
A fund raiser is underway to sell laser-printed bricks to place in the Ronald Reagan Park. These will create a pathway to the Ronald Reagan Statue. The sale of these memorial bricks will help fund the Reagan Statue. Contact: Shirley Lester, 815-499-4770 or Terry Gaskill, 815-535-3665.

DEDICATION
A dedication of an historic marker to be placed in the Reagan Park, Tampico, IL will be held Oct. 9. Rep. Bill Foster and many other dignitaries will be in attendance.

TAMPICO MEMORIAL DAY CEMETERY WALK, 2010
http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/Memoria... The threats of a storm did not hinder the annual Cemetery Walk. The presentations were done inside the air conditioned Community Bldg. after a prayer, gun-salute and taps were performed by Tampico's American Legion outside of the building. Please take a moment to go through the on-line photo album of this event. A BIG Thank You to Rhonda & Jim Reese, Sharon Callaghan & Gene Wright!


TAMPICO DAYS - 3rd ANNUAL FISHING DERBY
http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/Fishing...


FARMERS MARKET
This community project is well underway. Some items are already being picked, with Poston's Market handling them. The Saturday sales at Reagan Park will get underway in July and they welcome others in the area to set up individual booths for sales of their handicraft or baked items. Contact: Dennis Morath

COMMUNITY BUILDING
Mexican Train Domino nights are still being held on Thursday nights. The Building committee is planning a trip to Clinton to see the Showboat Matinee of “Big River” on July 15, with Dutch Treat lunch at Candlelight Inn prior to the play.

COMMUNICATIONS: The Rock Falls Tourism has developed a new website which promotes events and attractions in the area. They have asked to be put on our mailing list for our Calendar of Events and will promote us whenever possible. They also added a link to our website. We have reciprocated. Their site is very well done and easy to navigate. I hope all will check it out http://www.visitrockfalls.com/

COMMUNICATIONS: The TAHS received a request to identify a photo from Lorinda Heuer. Lorinda descends from the Whipple family and suspects the photo may be of a couple from the Whipple family or perhaps the Winslow Family. You can read her entire message on our Message Board: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/board/board_topic/23... The photo can be viewed in our Picasa online albums: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/h-bdu7pcOw7VUyLV5oXKIw?...

NEW MEMBERS
Sharmon Laurinda Hunt, KS Surname of Interest: HUNT
Dennis Perri, IL Ronald Reagan Fan!

UPDATES TO OUR WEBSITE

OBITUARIES -
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.h...
Contributors: Denise McLoughlin, Melva L. Taylor
Our friend, Melva, has once again bombarded us with obituary transcriptions from the Sterling Gazette. This month's additions are from 1952 & 1954. THANK YOU Melva! Sadly, we lost some long-familiar faces in Tampico & vicinity. I will continue to post both old and new obits as I receive them.
* Bob Batten* Anna Bingenheimer* Margaret M. (Maes)Boelens
* Geraldine L. Braggo* Lulu Brainerd* George Clum* John Edberg * Julie Elmendorf
* Hulda Faulk* Joseph J. Henrekin* Merion Kelly* Gerald Lange* Meredith Loudenburg
* John Massey, Sr.* Laura Ocken* Jenny Peterson* Vera M. Rosene* Frank Scott
* Teryl "Terry" Seaman* Willaim Spears* Helen Wallace* Arthur Wetzell* Adeline Yonk

PICASA WEB ALBUMS
We currently have 83 albums for you to browse online
http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety

* Tampico Days - (photos by Terry Gaskill)
* Fishing Derby 2010
* Purchase Memorial Bricks (Fund Raiser for Reagan Statue in Reagan Park)
* Mystery Photo - Whipple? Wnslow? Can you identify?
* Union, aka: Greenville/Fairfield or Whittington Cemetery - Maggie Hill submitted headstone photos for surnames: Marine, Anderson, Johnson & Sibley
* Whipple Family (I moved the Whipple photos from the onsite album over to the Picasa Album)
* Berge (alt. sp.: Birge) Family


MESSAGE BOARDS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Boar...
Those darling "SPAMMERS" have made a mess of our Message Boards. Until I can find another way to out-smart them, no new people will be able to post directly to the board. If you have a User ID and password for the message board already, you should be fine. New people need to email me with query and I will post it to the site for them. Sigh.....

Reagan Centennial Events 2010/2011 (I will add events as the information comes in)
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/board/board_...

HIDDLESON
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/board/board_...
ABBOTT -
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/board/board_...
Memorial Bricks - Ronald Reagan Statue
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/board/board_...
Whipple or Winslow (Needs photo identification)
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/board/board_...

FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMS

* Removed WHIPPLE album from site & added to Picasa Album
* Removed BERGE album from site & added to Picasa Album

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Articles_Loc...
* 2010 - "Help Pave the Way to the Reagan Statue in Reagan Park"
* "Dear Mr. President" - You'll love what the volunteers at the Reagan Birthplace found on their doorstep. Read the story... http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/art...

CORRECTIONS - ADDITIONS - MISCELLANEOUS

* Corrected death date for Fannie Forward in TMC Cemetery Index

That's it for our updates. I am really in need of your help for our August COUNTRY SCHOOLS program. If you know of someone with knowledge on this topic, or of a teacher that may like to attend and/or speak or if you would like to share some memories or PHOTOS, it would be very appreciated. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Denise tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call 815-590-2143. Help me make it a really special program!

Denise


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