In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Quincy was a major manufacturing center of many industrial products.
The early German immigrants to Quincy and Adams County faced a long and arduous trip. Not only did the trip across the Atlantic present perils, but the usual trip up the Mississippi from New Orleans had its own dangers. In the 1830s, when these trips were
Few young Midwestern girls in the early 1850s had the advantage of advanced education. Almira Jane Williams, born in Quincy on Feb. 23, 1838, was one of the fortunate adolescent females able to pursue further education.
Although widely thought of as a social service organization, the Salvation Army is a Christian church.
Eager for business when he arrived in Quincy from London with his family in 1840, Edward Everett, 22, did not consider himself an artist. In city directories and military records, he referred to himself as a mechanic and engineer.
A railroad bridge was first built over the Mississippi River at Quincy in 1868. The bridge held one track but needed to accommodate travel in both directions across the river.