On Dec. 3, 1885, The Quincy Whig reported on celebrations in the city after the announcement that Quincy had been chosen as the location for the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home.
John Wood considered his life's greatest accomplishment the part he played in beating back an effort to legalize slavery in Illinois.
In 1850, there were 20 physicians in the city of Quincy and 30 who practiced in other communities in Adams County. In March of that year a committee meeting was held by six physicians with Dr. Samuel W. Rogers presiding. They sent out a call to physician
It was Sunday afternoon, and Lt. Carl Grimmer excitingly wrote his parents that he had been "studying a French primer when who should ride up ... but Kenneth Bush." Grimmer exclaimed: "I surely was glad to see him. ..."
In a time when privacy is an issue being hotly debated and defended through electronic media, we tend to forget how much some of our neighbors have always known about us.
The area that eventually became Adams County had long been rich in game, including big game. Lima Lake, east of Meyer in Lima Township, was drained for farming about 1930.
For all who observed such things, Col. William Ross' proclamation that his town of Atlas would be the star city in Western Illinois was much believed.
Dr. C.D. Center took an unusual path when he served in World War I. He had been a respected doctor in Quincy for 17 years. He began his military career in 1905 as assistant surgeon for the Fifth Infantry of the Illinois National Guard.