In the earliest days of settlement in Adams County and Hancock County, connections can be found leading to interesting discoveries regarding family ties, lawyers and Abraham Lincoln. An example is the John Williams family.
When the early Chicago train pulled into Quincy's Burlington depot on Feb. 25, 1919, it was met by both a band and a cheering crowd.
Summary of Part 1 published in June: After Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, declared that Missouri was the location of the Garden of Eden and the stones Adam used for worship were still there, thousands of Mormons poured into the state with beliefs tha
The Browning Arms Co. is a world-renowned firearm and outdoor company. Along with Winchester firearms, it is a division of the Belgian conglomerate FN Herstal. The place of origin of the Browning firm is Quincy.
The greatness of the Mississippi River impressed Asa Tyrer as he made his way along its western shore in 1818.
Casper Ruff built a brewery across the street from his blacksmith shop at Sixth and State in 1840. He named it the Washington Brewery after the first U.S. president.
In 1914, Dr. Ralph McReynolds joined the Red Cross. He was finishing a residency at St. Louis City Hospital. He was born in 1884, the son of Dr. Robert McReynolds of Knox City, Mo.
On one day in August 1888, The Quincy Daily Whig reported a number of happenings in the city column. Some were mundane; others were rather terrifying.
John Livingston Moore III of Quincy was a man of eccentricities, not only in the way he lived his life, but in the way he planned his death. In his will, Moore decreed that he should be cremated -- and that his pug dog be cremated with him.