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.
The United States' Industrial Revolution burgeoned in the late 19th century along with the Golden Age of Fraternalism, as labor unions, insurance companies and social service agencies formed and spread across the land to help newly employed workers.
In 19th century Illinois, only the city of Chicago could claim more representatives in state and national political offices than Quincy. Reviewing the list of Quincy's pre-eminent politicians on Feb. 18, 1883, the Quincy Daily Herald indicated that "gener
In July 1862, President Abraham Lincoln called for 300,000 more volunteers to put down the rebellion and restore the Union. Twenty-year-old George Green answered the president's call and enlisted in a local company.
Today many people in the Quincy area visit Alaska at least once to see the mountains, fjords, wildlife, and native culture and history. Few travelers visited Alaska in the 19th century, but Edward Jarvis "E.J." Parker and his second wife, Elizabeth Goodwi
Elijah Lovejoy's Quincy friends and colleagues lobbied for him to begin a newspaper in that city after his third printing press was destroyed in Alton. The antislavery editor remained in this slave-trading area, and was killed in 1837.