Illinois' Constitution of 1818 started the evolution in the state's court system in which Quincy jurist Richard Montgomery Young figured prominently.
In May 1917 the war in Europe had been raging for almost three years while America officially remained on the sidelines. Americans were involved in private efforts to offer humanitarian aid and support.
On Sept. 11, 1845, a large public meeting was held at the courthouse in Quincy, and a solemn resolution was passed. The city's leading men were appointed to deliver it to Nauvoo, the Mormon city 47 miles north in Hancock County.
Two cemeteries form a shroud at the small Catholic Church in Brush Creek, Mo., in which Augustus John Tolton was baptized in 1854. Today is the 120th anniversary of the death of Tolton, a slave who became America's first African-American priest and who to
A group of glass plate negatives that had been taken by landscape photographer John Sanftleben were given to the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County a few years ago. Among the photos were a few images of Quincy breweries from the 1870's.
Julius F. Crocker was born in Payson in 1854, son of Dr. Henry A. Crocker, a physician who practiced in Hannibal, Mo., and moved to Payson before the Civil War. Julius Crocker also became a physician and lived in Payson and later in Melrose.