And the winner is…

Jim Egeland!

Jim is the winner of the April Drawing.  Every comment left on the blog earns an entry in a monthly drawing.  Jim, just drop me an email ( with your mailing address, and I will send your official Clontarf Prairie Pub T-shirt.  Congratulations!  Thank you for all of your comments!

Start building your entries for May’s drawing by leaving comments.  Whether you have a question or some information to add (or correct)…please let us know!  Your comments are what make this blog!

Coming soon…

I have obtained the full first volume of the McDermott General Store ledger, so I will begin sharing complete entries!  Stay tuned!


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4 responses to “And the winner is…

  1. Eileen Doherty Bliss

    Thanks for all your research. It’s great that you have the McDermott Store ledger! I can’t wait to see that!

    • Eileen — I hope to get it straightened out so you can actually see the ledger! I put up a few pages but they are too light. Back to the drawing board…I will get it right eventually! Who were your parents? Thanks for the comments, and check back for the ledger!

  2. Eileen Doherty Bliss

    Hi Aine,
    My parents were John and Mary (Kent) Doherty, both Tara Township families. I now live near Morris and may go over to the UMM Historical Research Center to see the ledger. My sister, Sharon, & I have been over there a couple of years ago for some other research.
    Maybe I can get some better copies of ledger pages for you.

    • Eileen — Didn’t your mother do one of the oral histories they have at Morris? A few years ago my mom and I did some research there and at that time, we had photo copies made of some of the pages in the ledger (pages that had our families on them!) The ledger is so much fun to look through, and I have highlighted some of the interesting entries in the blog. I was eager to have the entire ledger, because I wanted to get a feel for everyone who came to the store, not just my relatives. The scans I received are just a little too light…I need to look into this. Did you grow up in Tara/Clontarf area? Hope you are having a good weekend! Aine

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