Season 1, Episode 40-Ronald Reagan and Tampico

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Season 1, Episode 40: Ronald Reagan and Tampico

Heading to the Prairie State for the only visit this season, and the birthplace of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, in Tampico, Illinois! Learn about Ronald’s difficult childhood and how his personality was shaped by family strife, his ambition post-Hollywood, and what happened to his birthplace!

Ronald Reagan Birthplace and Museum from Tampico Historical Society.

Ronald Reagan Birthplace from EnjoyIllinois.

Ronald Reagan Birthplace from CSPAN.

Ronald Reagan Childhood Home in Dixon.

From my September 2016 Visit!

From My August 2021 Visit!

Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon.

Young Ronald
Photo of Tampico on Election Eve; Ronald looked to this for inspiration.
Ronald, Moon, and Nancy at his boyhood home.
Nancy and Ronald visiting the Dutch Diner in Tampico.
Ronald Reagan Portrait by Everett Raymond Kinstler.

Ronald Reagan Birthplace: 111 S. Main Street, Tampico, Illinois.

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