Benefactor pays tribute to late wife
Wymbs’s gifts instrumental to Dixon Historic Center, Reagan home
DIXON – When Norman Wymbs bought the old South Central School building for $500, he told his friend Ronald Reagan, “you’re going to be my Mickey Mouse.”
The former U.S. president replied with a laugh: “I’ve been called a lot of things, but that’s a first.”
Wymbs envisioned Reagan’s boyhood school drawing visitors. Once he had them inside, he could tell the story of how Northwest Illinois settled, a story line shared by his wife Harriet’s family, who were among the first settlers in the area.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com