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[22 May 2011 | One Comment | 2,776 views]
Lecture series to begin with talk on Tontitown

“I went into a strange and beautiful country that I had never seen before, and I found my people happy, contented, prosperous, upright, respected citizens, filled with a fond remembrance of their mother country, yet imbued and inspired with a devotion to their adopted country.”
So wrote the Italian ambassador to the U.S. in 1905 after he visited the recently established community of Tontitown in Washington County.
Susan Young, Outreach Coordinator for the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale, will inaugurate the Washington County Historical Society’s 2011 lecture series on Tuesday, …